Thursday, 23 May 2013

Vintage Fabric

All fabrics from Vintage Fabric Addict. Click on the pictures for more info!

Monday, 20 May 2013

New Products Coming Soon!

I had such a lovely weekend - the weather was beautiful, I made some new things and sorted some ideas for other items. I wish every day was like that!

Another photo of my blossom confetti
Vintage fabric tags 
Pretty pink beaded dragonfly cards - these are such a pretty colour!
Tags using an old French textbook

Friday, 17 May 2013

My New Phone

I finally got a new phone the other day and have come into the 21st century :) I have been having fun with it and found the cutest ever theme- check it out! They have lots of different themes, here are just a few:

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Books on My List

I was looking at some new books the other day and these looked interesting. The Accidental Apprentice is by the same author as Slumdog Millionaire - I haven't read the book, but I did enjoy the movie. 

The Shining Girls UK cover

"Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future.

Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. 

At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable-until one of his victims survives.

Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins theChicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth . . . " (from Good Reads)

"Life pivots on a few key moments. This is one of them. 

Sapna Sinha works in an electronics store in downtown Delhi. She hates her job, but she is ambitious and determined to succeed, and she knows without the money she brings in, her family won't be able to survive. Little does she know it but her life is about to change forever. 

As she leaves the shop on her lunch break one day, she is approached by a man who claims to be CEO of one of India's biggest companies. He tells her he is looking for an heir for his business empire. And that he has decided it should be her. 

There are just seven tests she must pass. And then the biggest lottery ticket of all time will be hers." (from Good Reads).

Monday, 13 May 2013

Some New Products

I finally got around to taking some photos this weekend, so here are some new items which will soon be going into my Etsy store (and a couple that are already there!).

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Pretty Inspirational Posters

After a couple of not so nice days I wanted some prettiness and some inspiration and this is what I found from some amazing Australian artists on Etsy - make sure you click on the links to check them out!

Hot Air Balloon 'Fly' Art Print in Rose Pink, Digital Illustration for the home
Billy & Scarlet 

Paris Is Always A Good Idea Poster : Modern Illustration Retro Art Wall Decor Print 8 X 10
Numbers and Letters

Dance In The Rain, Home Decor, Modern Inspiration Quote Wall Art Print, Typographical, Words of Wisdom Archival Art Print 8x10
Missy Minzy

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Vintage Canadian Travel Posters

We're going to Canada later on this year and I love vintage travel posters - I wish they would use this style now!

Friday, 3 May 2013

Vintage Sewing Patterns

These make me wish that I had a better relationship with my sewing machine!

1950s Sewing Pattern - Cocktail / Bombshell / Rockabilly Dress - Bust 30
Mod Lounge Vintage

Vintage 1950s Sewing Pattern - Short or 3/4 Sleeve Dress with Pin Tucked Bodice & Full Skirt, Outside Dart Detail - 1958 Vogue 9040, Bust 34
Frisky Scissors

Vintage 1960s Sewing Pattern - Simple Blouson Sheath Dress with Bateau Neck & Bias Cut Bodice - Butterick 9929, Bust 32, Uncut
Frisky Scissors

Vogue 3412 Vintage Fifties Sewing Pattern Dress Size 15
Studio G Patterns

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Time Flies When You're......

I can't believe how long it has been since I last posted! Time has just flown by. 

At the beginning of the year I listed a load of jewellery and bag charms in an 'Out with the Old' Sale and hinted at The Whimsical Blossom moving in another direction. I have finally managed to get this started and I have listed some vintage dresses in my Etsy store! I am working on expanding this, but due to time, work and finances it is a slow process. 

Vintage Japanese Black Broderie Dress
Next dress to be listed - the material is just gorgeous and the dress is very flattering.

I have also been working on finding an alternative to the waxed Irish linen that I have been using for my jewellery as it is not easily available here. I have tried some different materials and this experimentation has led to some new jewellery.

Natural / Cream Crocheted Circle Necklace

In keeping with the vintage theme I have also created some gift/merchandise tags using vintage fabric and pages from vintage books. I love making these!

Set of 6 Vintage Fabric Gift / Merchandise Tags

Set of 10 Upcycled Gift / Merchandise Tags

So it has been a busy few months and I am hoping to get even busier!