1950s’ kitsch!

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  When it comes to collecting vintage treasures I have very eclectic tastes. I love china, glass and textiles from different eras whether it be 1920s art deco, 1950s kitsch or 1970s retro. I think part of the appeal is … Continued

Competition time!

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I am having a break from fairs over the Summer to focus on developing my website and etsy shop so I have decided to run a little competition! You can win all of the re-makes in the picture below- a … Continued

Packed lunch with style…

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When I was asked to make a ‘funky lunchbag’ for a lovely lady to take into work I was really excited to have the opportunity to work with oil cloth.  I liked the idea of contrasting the two fabric patterns, … Continued

Personalised bunting

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  As I may have mentioned on a previous post I do love bunting, and I think it makes a lovely present  for any occasion. I have 6 nephews and spent one happy winter making personalised bunting for 3 of … Continued

Get your garden party started!

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At the weekend I had a stall at the Ashridge Garden Party. This is an annual event in aid of the hospice of st francis (see www.facebook.com/hospiceofstfrancis for more info.)  It was my first opportunity to look around the gardens … Continued

Re-makes in all their glory!

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I had a lovely day at the May Fair last weekend. My re-makes spend most of their time tucked away in boxes in our bedroom, so I really enjoy the opportunity to get them all out on display. My latest … Continued

Filling a gazebo

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I launched re-made by sam last Christmas time with a face book page and a few tables at Christmas fairs – both were very successful and as an added bonus I found that I really enjoyed doing the fairs. Craft … Continued

You can never have too much bunting…

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I get so excited about vintage fabric. It can be very pretty and floral, or bold and pop arty. My fabric comes in the form of old curtains, duvets and sheets, old shirts and skirts. But I particularly love hand … Continued

Reusing vintage china…

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I have always loved collecting vintage china. We live in a small house and it is jam packed full of my collections of jugs, cake stands, vases, candlesticks and of course teacups! I love the shapes, the colours and the … Continued