Sunday, 19 February 2012

A Few Threads Loose: Ooh la la Pin Up Sew-Along... with a giveaway, of ...

Fancy joining me and afew others on a vintage sew along? Hop on over to afew threads loose and join in sewing some undies!!!

A Few Threads Loose: Ooh la la Pin Up Sew-Along... with a giveaway, of ...: Ladies, I present the Ooh la la Pin-Up Sew-Along: I've been talking for a while with a fellow blogger about doing a joint sew-along and n...

Saturday, 11 February 2012

I'm in Love.... Heyday's Trousers

Before I started with 'this vintage lark' you would often find me in a pair of jeans. My instant go-to for days when dresses were too cold, they suited my 'country mum' lifestyle. Last September I put my jeans away and haven't worn them since! Autumn and Winter were spent wearing  thick wooly tight under dresses and occassionally boots. I seemed to be doing ok. Luckily I had bought a pair of vintage-ish wide leg trousers (from Sainsburys) which did me for colder days but I always felt a cheat in them. Now temperatures have dipped into the minus numbers I've opened my jeans drawer a couple of times for a couple of occassions ( a muddy country walk, and an evening with friends at the pub) luckily I've resisted both times!!

It definitely became apperent that what I was lacking was a good pair of 40s style trousers!! Once again I turned to the internet for a solution. It didn't take me long to find Heyday doing a short run of Khaki Trousers. A great price and up to my size too - the colour would be perfect and go with lots of other stuff - I was sold!! Unfortunately money funds restricted me from purchasing them  until after my birthday
(M-I-Law was giving me a voucher) and the website warned they had previously sold out very quickly - oh no!

Taking a chance I emailed the company and asked if they could hold a pair for me. Great news (dealing with these smaller companies with great customer service) was that they could! It was a long wait (even longer because I got mum to take them up for me) but when they arrived I could not believe how great they were!! The cut, the fit - every thing!! As I looked in the mirror I could imaging a pair in navy, red.......all of them!

A post earlier in the week on another blog (sorry can't find it at the mo)  listing all our UK reproduction companies reminded me just how lucky we are here, so when payday comes around, treat yourself and support these UK companies that really do put their customers first!!

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Birthday Bowling

Last weekend (amid the snow) was my joint birthday bowling bash with my Brother and Daughter. We headed over to Bristol with other halves, children and Parents and had a fab afternoon!!

We went for a Mexican first, where we were handed stickers sheets of moustaches - What Fun!!!! Cue hilarious posing for Camera session....

So glad we chose Bowling, it gave hubby a ghreat excuse to wear his Fab 'new' 1950s bowling shirt - didn't he look handsome!!!

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