Sunday, 21 September 2014

Running Round Like a Rat on Speed!

So busy, so many car journeys, so much traffic and JAMS! Injured tendon at back of calf from over use of clutch in those jams, ouch can't walk properly and it swelled up to an enormous size too. Got the welly boots on walked the dog and then worked up a real sweat trying to get them off again. Whilst walking my ankle had gone and blown up really badly.

Thank you all for your lovely comments from last week, much appreciated.

Back on Ebay sales, lots of wonderful lace, linen and embroidery.

I've been to auction and one lot I bought looks pretty boring from the outside.

First couple of pages don't look too promising either.

Then look super Edwardian birthday, wedding and anniversary cards.

 As a treat I have scanned 4 for you all to use in your craft projects. 600dpi so you should get good use from them.

Here's a couple of projects I'm working on.

Another suitcase, I have sold three decoupaged suitcase now.

1970's magazine rack come  coffee tables before.

Part way through, Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, those Edwardian ladies, two coats of PVA, sanded, gold acrylic paint and run out of varnish.

Looking a lot smarter now. I am always amazed at the transformation a bit of paint can achieve.

I am totally out of Oomph now so early night for me. Will drop into Handmade Monday over breakfast tomorrow.



  1. What a lovely lot of linens and gorgeous cards, what a nice suprise to see them hidden away! Hope your leg gets better soon.

  2. I like all your stuff, the images are incredible - the lady having tea especially, - looks like effortless elegance - think you are selling the idea with the products so no wonder suitcases are selling.

  3. Wow! You have been busy! The Edwardian cards are wonderful, and I can see why the suitcases sell so well!

  4. Aww i'm sorry to hear about your ankle i hope its feeling better soon.

    What wonderful finds on Ebay, i especially like all the pretty lace and those Edwardian birthday cards are fabulous! x

  5. Such pretty lace, and such an exciting auction find too.

  6. What a fantastic way of giving new life to social history - Love it!

  7. Oh dear Joan in the wars again,hope you get better soon .
    Love all those lace and card finds. Just what the doctor ordered.....xx


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