The end of Summer was a busy time for me, not busy with work as I shut the website for a few weeks, but busy with the important things, holidays and family life.
My Mum, the children and I visited Lyme Regis, a favourite place of ours, and stayed at a friend's house for a week. Lovely sunny days (and a few rainy ones) filled with sandcastle building, swimming in the sea, fish and chips, reading, mackerel fishing and treasure hunting in vintage shops.
We breakfasted in the wonderful Town Mill Bakery. A perfect start to any day.
The day after we got back from there we flew off to Spain and our first family holiday in 7 years!
How lovely it was to fly off, with the full moon bright in the sky, to warmer climes. To spend hours in the pool, feeling the sun on my skin was just so healing and so needed. I am not going to leave it so long again.
I love this time of year. I adore knitwear and look forward to wearing my tights and boots. The fire will be lit soon and we will be cosying up.
I have added lots of new stock to the website. Treasures found on my travels and things tucked away in readiness for the new season. I have listed lots of beautiful quilts and eiderdowns.
Lots of lovely new stock, all of which can be found here.
Sadly, due to family commitments, I have had to cancel my stall at the Vintage Bazaar being held this Saturday in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire. If you get the opportunity do try and go. Lizzie and Clare, who organise the Bazaar, select the very best sellers to be at their events making them a not-to-be-missed fair. I'm only sorry I am not going!
However next Saturday (29th September) I will be stalling at the Original Vintage and Handmade Autumn Vintage Fashion and Textile Fair. Another wonderfully organised fair by Jayne Soule and Michele Chivers, this is an event not to be missed. Two rooms of the finest sellers of vintage textiles in the beautiful town of Chipping Sodbury. This is truly a great day out for any vintage lover.
I have a huge amount of new stock, as you can see, as well as a rail full of vintage clothes to bring along. I do hope to see you there.
Last but not least, I am sure many of you enjoyed the Olympics this summer, I know I did. A few months before they were about to start I got a call from them asking for some vintage 1960's stretch fabric to make shorts for the dancers who entertained the crowds during 'time out' at the Beach Volleyball games.
I wonder if I should have 'Official Supplier to the 2012 Olympics' on my headed notepaper?
It was a very proud moment for me seeing these dancers in my fabrics.