Loving the vintage vibe!

Here's where I'll share my obsession with vintage fabric! It's taking over my house!

I'll sharing with you my favorite fabrics, my 'adventures" in dressmaking using vintage patterns, some home furnishing ideas and no doubt I'll be telling you about any exciting finds! Love to hear about your vintage adventures too!

My first Shop was AudreysCat ( online shop May 2010) and you'll still find me making Cushions under that name, My newer shops WittyDawn , arrived Jan 2014 to accomodate a renewal of my interest in Art so this year will see a slight change in direction!
I hope you'll have time to browse my shops too !

Monday, 15 September 2014

It's that MacMillan Coffee morning time of year again !

EDIT on 6th Oct: the final donations total for this year's Coffee Morning/ Open house event was £311.70, many thanks to all who contributed !

It's that MacMillan Coffee morning time of year again !


I hope that my Cirencester buddies will call in on me - it's becoming a regular Autumn Event for me now . I also set out ALL my WittyDawn items so you can start you Xmas shopping nice and early - as usual 10% of sales profits will be donated to Macmillan.

Dates:
Friday 26th Sept - 12pm to 5pm
Mon 29th Sept to Fri 3rd Oct 2pm to 4pm

Once again I have my lovely friends Laura and Carol setting up a display cabinet of vintage jewellery, handbags etc This was what they had at last year's event  !


I also have the fabulous Sheila of SheUnique attending no doubt with her usual array of vintage delights to tempt me....

I hope you come and support us - due to a recent loss we know how valuable MacMillan are in supporting so many people on their route along the Cancer pathway

If you would like an invite / more info message me on d-witt@sky.com for details :)
LOCATION : Cirencester, Gloucestershire

You MAY have to watch out for mice trying to nibble your cake though ....




Friday, 29 August 2014

A 'Circle of Life' kind of summer

We have  lost someone very dear to us and I have a few friends who have had similar losses -  my sympathies go out to them.

This morning I woke up and thought about some happier news too - in my immediate circle I know of one recent birth and there are another 4 babies due to arrive soon (which including a pair a twins).

And so the world turns and turns and we just have to hang on to it...

... and to quote a phrase myself and this much missed person used a lot over the last year or so  "IT IS WHAT IT IS"...



You might like to read this Poem ( read out at a recent uplifting Commemoratove Service) :

Afterglow - Unknown

I'd like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.
I'd like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
Of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun
of happy memories
that I leave when life is done.


Monday, 28 July 2014

A bit addicted to making things with this 60s pattern

With it being a lovely hot summer and with holidays coming up I've been making some things for myself with some vintage fabrics from my stash.

This pattern has been perfect ! suits me and pretty easy too - also great when trying to 'stretch' a small amount of fabric to get a complete garment as the panels in it make mixing fabrics very easy.




SO far I've made myself 4 dresses and 3 tops ( only one shown) with this reissued Simplicity pattern so it has proved to be great value for money :)

If you want to venture into making your own vintage style clothes I'd recommend this one. You will need to know how to insert a zip but there are lots of great online tutorials showing a variety of techniques.

I have adapted it slightly to use bias binding ( in some cases bought but often bias binding I have made) as I like the contrast.

You might be interested to know that the green/white one is made from charity shop/gifted table clothes - total cost with zip was less that ten  pounds!

Monday, 30 June 2014

25% sale on Vintage Fabric cushions ( LAST DAY - shoulda told you b4 ... opps)

A bit of a DOH! moment here - I forgot to BLOG that I had a 25% off deal going on my AudreysCat vintage fabric cushions through out June

... AND IT'S THE LAST DAY OF JUNE ....***FAIL***


However you still have time to pop over .... look at these ones  ! prices on some of these  are STILL  £15 to £16.50  bargain eh?






OBVIOUSLY I've been a bit of a DUH brain so if you quote "BLOGDUHBRAIN" with your order I will apply 25% offer up to/including Friday 4th July
 - offer EXCLUDES custom made cushions
-  offer EXCLUDES cushions already reduced in my 25% off section
-  ONLY applies to my AudreysCat shop on Folksy and not WittyDawn cushions.

Hope you pop in for a look :)