Wednesday, 4 July 2018

What’s on your desk this week

Hello deskhoppers 
Im just about to glide down this elegant staircase in my vintage finery
and join my fellow diners for our evening meal.

I spent the day NOT slogging away over a craft desk but  lounging in the gardens of 
Clare House Hotel in Grange over Sands, Cumbria.  
The views beyond the gardens made me think I was in the Italian Lakes,
and the hotel itself as if  I was in an  Agatha Christie novel,  it’s so elegant.


It’s so beautiful I could have stayed forever.

Although we grudgingly said goodbye to the wonderful people of Clare House,
we have booked in again for later in the year.

So I guess that’s another week I’ll have an empty desk hee hee

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday

Turns out I’m not good at following instructions. Never have been and never will be.  I’ve known it for years, so why on Earth I bought a kit I’ve no idea.

It stressed me out so much I had to go and have a lie down 

I ended up doing my own thing with it in the end anyway and one thing for sure I won’t be buying another.

Now this is more like it.  In a few weeks I’ll be picking this little beauty up and I’ve got great plans for it so watch this space dear reader 

What’s on your Workdesk Wednesday Link

Friday, 22 June 2018

When blog friends meet up

On Monday we visited Chester with these fabulous people and I think the bus driver, on the fantastic Park & Ride scheme, might have thought it was the League of Nations with all the different accents.

Blog friends Ann and Jos had travelled all the way from Belgium for our meet up so they had Flemish accent. They are actually on their annual sojourn to Wales.
Ann's blog - Polyester Princess

Then there were friends Vix and Jon with their Birmingham accents and last but not least me and Mr Dapper chap with our broad Lancashire ones.

Ann was the only one out of the six of us to bag a bargain.
This crimplene number is a perfect fit and was just £10 in one of the two vintage shops we found.

Philip kept eyeing Jos’s green jacket up.  
Good job he didn’t take it off, I don’t think he would have got it back.

There was a lot of exchanging of lovely presents which I am working my way
round to photographing. Well all except the Belgium Beer and chocolate, that didnt hang around long.
Lunch was in Weatherspoons at a very expensive (not) £40 for the six of us.
Oh so that means we did all get a bargain, not just Ann.

Fabulous day with fabulous friends

Monday, 18 June 2018

What’s on your Workdesk

Good morning desk hoppers.
A friend has recently started treatment for bowel cancer so I made her this little gift.

This is another one I made for a friend’s birthday.  The brooch belonged to her mother and the ceramic flowers are a pair of earrings that were her mother in laws, she gave them to me to use on something. I think I’ve made good use of them don’t you.

Time for a look at what other deskhoppers have been upto this week 


No Primarni in this house

Two piece skirt suit from Kinky Melon Retro Boutiqe

It’s nice to have a new outfit or two isn’t it ladies.
The good thing about vintage shopping is that when you 
fancy a change you can sell them on again.  You wouldn’t be doing that with your Primarni clobber.

I can’t resist a pair of jellie shoes and a nice 
welsh wool purse.

Don’t stand near me with a naked flame while I’m wearing this little 50’s number or I’ll combust, there’s  that much nylon in it. Another one I picked up in Hebden Bridge.

I found this beauty in a new vintage shop in my favourite market town of Todmorden, West Yorkshire.

The belt is from a charity shop and this gorgeous little jumper was from the vintage shop as well.

Right, now I’ve got a few new frocks I need to make room for them so I’m off into my Narnia wardrobe for a sort out.  I could be some time.

I’ve been to Narnia

You might think this is just a very nice wardrobe 
but don’t be fooled 

It’s actually the entrance to the changing room in 
fabulous vintage shop I found in Hebden Bridge.

Isn’t it fantastic 

And how do you like the 40’s dress I bought. 
I liked it so much I kept it on and made my 
friend Jacqui laugh muttering how much I 
love my new frock.