Tuesday, May 13, 2008

my first front page

... on Etsy. Of course I missed it but lovely Kala grabbed a screenshot for me. That's my Artisan dress top right .  I am stupidly excited about having been on FP - I heart Etsy!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Lovely day, lovely boot sales

.... and lots of lovely boot sale goodies! 
I had a great time in the sun and found formica kitchen tables, wonderful paintings of poodles, a dressmakers dummy and these fabulous fairies!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Custom wiggle dress

I just finished this custom order wiggle dress and had to take a quick shot of it before taking it to the post office.
I just love the vintage cotton 'Horrocks' sheep in the woods fabric.
This version has cute little sleeves - Hmmm .... I think I will do some more with sleeves.

bunting and fairy cakes

This weekend at our site started in a flurry of gorgeous bunting .... and gorgeous girls!
All set to celebrate Anouska's up-coming nuptials (congrats!). It's a surprise and here's how the girls decked out the bride-to-be's trailer. 
All this and a fairy cake delivery at 9am the next day? That's what you call good friends :-)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Another quiet night at 'the spy'....

We were out last night celebrating Charlotte's B day - another quiet night in Ventnor, we all took our crochet :-)
We are V lucky on the Isle to have many talented musicians. The Spyglass Inn on Ventnor Esplanade always have live music on and last night we saw one of our favourites JC & Angelina
It hopped.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I am trying to shop local and buy handmade :-)

It's not all that easy though is it? ...... even when you live on the beautiful Isle and we have so much local lovelyness. I must try harder!
I thought this print was cool - from Linzie Hunter's gorgeous flickr collections.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

We all need more ....

Hats. No question.
I have discovered so many inspiring must-haves via wonderful Etsy 
First up for May is the hugely talented Ms KankalinHats 
Spread the word!

I waaaaant one!

Here I am searching for wholesale deckchair canvas online (all ours are getting a bit too vintage!) and I discovered the 'odd' website.
I nearly cried with longing when I saw this rocker.
A 'proper' swinging sofa based on a family heirloom - ideal for a Vintage Vacation!
Gorgeous, gorgeous - I am now saving up :-)

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Talented Guests [part 1]

What a great idea.
Recent guest to our 1954 OVERLANDER trailer Jacqui Martin has had the brilliant idea of selling beautiful party bags filled with scrummy stuff. I first thought 'oooh these look like they will be ££££' but not so! Wish the little things had been around when our daughter was small. I am most specially liking the retro fabric bags. Please do a grown-ups version Jacqui! 

Sunday, April 27, 2008

praise be!

We now have the go-ahead to commence work on 'the mission'
So exciting.
It will be 4 bedrooms for holiday accommodation and a photographic studio.
Frazers architect brother Keith Cunningham has done yet another brilliant job for us.

There is to be a kind of 'building within a building' which will leave the original building intact. 2 mezzanine bedrooms with a swanky bathroom (sunken bath in the font) and a seating area under the other .... ooooh I can't wait!

We worked hard with the planning department and conservation to make sure that we got it right. Many thanks to all involved for your support :-)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

My latest Etsy purchase

I heart Etsy!
Just received the gorgeous top - looks v cool on in a 70's kind of way .
Have a look at this store

Happy shopping!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Life and Times

Well, here we are at the start of another season - year 5!  We can't believe the journey so far. Who would have thought that one lovely Airstream in a farmers field would have changed our lives so much.

Our 1954 Airstream Overlander is doing very well in her first season. She must have been loved in her past life as she appears to have been very cherished.