Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Granny Chic Skirt

Hello me dears, 

what do you think of this 'ere skirt then??

Am I right in thinking gorgeous?

On Sunday I was browsing  t'internet when I come across "Tales of Ted and Agnes, frock shop open" so I clicked the button where there were the most gorgeous skirts to choose from all hand made by the lovely Rachelle.

When the parcel  arrived this morning there were no pictures of me carefully opening it, I just tore the paper off as quickly as I could eager to see what was inside, and I wasn't disappointed.

The pattern is called Rose and Peony and a long time ago I had the bedding and my sister had the wallpaper and curtains and now I'm wearing the skirt....upcycling at it's very best.

It has a lovely pink lace peeping out of the bottom and it fits like a glove,

how hard is it to try and take a picture of yourself in the mirror, this was the best of the bunch!

Everything went well  at the hospital yesterday just waiting for the swelling to go down and I can get back to normal again.

Lucey xx

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Hospital.....At Last.

Many, many moons ago ( last July to be precise) when I was on holiday, I injured my Achilles tendon.

You wouldn't think such a tiny slip on a boat would cause so much pain.

To cut a long story short, I've been prescribed painkillers, rested it, had some physio,  had my leg  taped up, scanned twice  and worn a  "moonboot" for 3 months and tomorrow after 7 long months  the specialist is going to give me a scan while flushing out the "sack" round the tendon with a needle.....nice!!

He tells me this should cure it I do hope so because 7 months is a long time to be in such a lot of pain, being the Achilles tendon it also means I can't walk very far, stand for long, get up and down stairs very easily, go out in the rain/snow etc, etc so it will be nice just to get back to normal.

First on my list is to ride my lovely "poppins"

 and I'm hoping we don't get any more snow like this mornings little covering, it didn't last very long but I'm sure I've just seen a snowflake whirl past the window!!

Ok moan over, just wish it was this time tomorrow!

Lucey x

Friday, 8 February 2013

The Vintage Jacket

Brrrr, just been out with the dogs and it's certainly a chilly one tonight or is that just because I've been sat round  the fire sewing all afternoon!!

Remember the tweed jacket I got from the market?

well after stitching on a rainbow of buttons, 

a length of vintage lace,

and a little belt at the back,

it now looks like this,

 and the front.

I think I might sew a patch or two on the front as it still looks a bit "brown" although there's lovely red, green and blue threads running through it, it looks like it's been quite an expensive jacket in it's day.

I picked up the English Home mag in the supermarket there's some lovely homes in there and a free packet of Love in a Mist seeds, inside there's a leaflet saying there's an offer on, 5 issues for £5, yes please!!

I've also decided to renovate an old dolls house just waiting for the  wallpaper to arrive, 
so that's my weekend sorted, hope you enjoy yours, what ever you're doing.

Lucey x

Tuesday, 5 February 2013


I was going to remove the "falling snow" from my blog but we've had another light snow fall in the night so I shall leave it there for a while!  

On Saturday we had a ride up to Durham as I love a rummage round the vintage stalls, you never know what you might find lurking in corners, and I don't mean spiders!!

Hanging up was a rail of ladies tweedy jackets so, in near Baltic conditions I stripped off a few layers to try them on and "bingo" one was exactly what I was looking for to "vintage up" a bit.
What do you think, nice eh??

I've got the buttons, ribbons, watches and a few other  bits ready to sew on when it gets back from the dry cleaners and the best bit of all was it only cost.....£20....so I think a bargain was had there!!

On Sunday I knit a couple of pair of "wristees, red ones for a friend and these lovely "spring time" ones  for me, I can whip them up in a couple of hours and they're so warm,  last night I started knitting the scarf to match.

Talking of last night did anyone see "Mrs Brown's Boys??  
The funniest thing ever,
Monday night's just won't be the same!!

Lucey x