Little things, big difference

I believed that to look beautiful, trendy or just cute that I would have to make a big change whilst spending big change, but that’s not always the case. It’s the little things that count and make a difference, just look at the math…

little thing + little thing + little thing + little thing + little thing + little thing = A big thing! Now if you X’s that by 10 and multiply that by your first pets name over the square root of cherry pie you see that 5% of nails over the mass of sugar cubes.

Anyway see what I did!

I bought 3 cardigans from Tescos F&F collection as i really enjoy a good cardi however the buttons were confusing me like mad! What's this? what is it? what kinda buttons are these? These are cutting-corners-in-quailty kinda buttons that what it is. Well not for me...

I bought 3 cardigans from Tescos F&F collection as I really enjoy a good cardi however the buttons were confusing me like mad! What’s this? what is it? what kinda buttons are these? These are cutting-corners-in-quailty kinda buttons that what it is. Well not for me…

...Ta Da! I replaced them with cute heart shaped buttons I bought in Rolls and Rems. I bought 5 gold and 5 sliver for my navy and white crop cardis. 10 heart shaped buttons for £3.23 (5x 36p & 5x 29p).

…Ta Da! I replaced them with cute heart-shaped buttons I bought in Rolls and Rems. I bought 5 gold and 5 sliver for my navy and white crop cardis. 10 heart-shaped buttons for £3.23 (5x 36p & 5x 29p). Not bad right?

Got this brooch of a market fabric and haberdashery stall at 50p. I didn't too like the skull as i'm not a fan nor am i a carribeain pirate....

Got this brooch off a fabric and haberdashery market stall at 50p. I didn’t like the skull as I’m not a fan nor am I a Caribbean pirate….

...So I changed the skull and replaced it with a charm I bought a while ago when I wamnted to make jewerly. You can buy charms like this from as little as £1 from Ebay! Tehe Scissors! so cute.

…So I changed the skull and replaced it with a charm I bought a while ago when I wanted to make jewelry. You can buy charms like this from as little as £1 from Ebay! Tehe Scissors! So cute.

Now this will come up in a post again later...but I wanted to put my crafts to use and to be different of course so I said to myself "a 50's style dress needs a motif" and so I used my cookie cutter and...

Now this will come up in a post again later…but I wanted to put my crafts to use and to be different of course so I said to myself “a 50’s style dress needs a motif” and so I used my cookie cutter and…

...Hey-Presto-in-your-face-o! Motif baby! (Don't worry i'll show you a step by step how to later...I mean it this time! and the beauty bag I havent forgotten!)

…Hey-Presto-in-your-face-o! Motif baby! (Don’t worry I’ll show you a step by step how to later…I mean it this time! and the beauty bag I havent forgotten!)

 

And yes they were noticed because I had smiles and side-eye looks…it will happen coz we’re FAB!

 

Happy altering!

 

 

 

 

 

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Judy’s at Spitalfields Vintage fair!

(Spit-in-a-field…s. Moving on.)

There’s a Judy’s Vintage Fair up Spitalfields on SATURDAY 5th OCTOBER and intend on not missing this one (now all I gotta do is save up enough from £6…how tragic).

Location!: Old Spitalfields Market, 65 Brushfield Street, London, E1 6AA

Times!: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Entry is FREEE yes! FREE like the best things in life such as this fair!

For more info go onto the site:

http://www.judysvintagefair.co.uk/events/spitalfields-vintage-fair-9/

And for more stuff like compertions, news and other things that I don’t know about but want to know about goto this site:

https://www.facebook.com/SpitalfieldsVintageFairJUDY’S AT SPITALFIELDS

Have good fair fun!

Happy shopping!

REBLOGG’D: DYI Brooch Mirror

Oh. My. Vintage. Mess…

So I was looking though things to make and create for Craft and I came across a fabulous blogger called Minettes Maze who uploaded this DYI Brooch mirror deco’d out of old, vintage and beautifully found brooches (and earrings I think).

It’s so easy all you need is a collection of fab brooches and/or earrings, pliers, glue and a mirror…here’s a suggestion; why not spice up a picture frame?

Have a look on http://minettesmaze.blogspot.co.uk/2013/09/diy-brooch-mirror.html

And subscribe at http://minettesmaze.blogspot.co.uk/

Anyway go read this vintageness and subscribe!

Happy Crafting!

Romance in Songs of Solomon

She speaks “I am a rose in the Plain of Sharon, a lily in the valleys”. He speaks “Among the young women, my darling is like a lily among thorns!” She speaks “Among  the young men, my lover is like an apple tree in the woods! I enjoy sitting in his shadow; his fruit is sweet to my taste. He brought me to the banquet room, and his banner over me is love. Strengthen me with raisins, and refresh me with apples, because I am weak with love. My lover’s left hand is under my head, and his right arm holds me tight.” – Songs of Solomon 2 V 1-6

Who knew so much love, passion and romance was in the Bible?

(I got this from The Youth Bible/NC version)

Happy romancing!

Pattern of the week!: Va Va Vintage coat

BRING ON WINTAAAA!
It’s dark and chilly and the shops are now stocking up on parkas, coats and other types of outerwear that I cannot remember so naturally you would hunt for that trusty warm and big coat to battle the blistering breeze…but in my case I needed to buy another coat because my only outerwear I’ve been rocking was a denim jacket.

HOWEVER there’s no way I’m spending that amount of money on just one coat especially a coat that would barely fit, flatter or be fashionable. I did one better…I looked on Ebay for a vintage coat pattern and so I found a great one although I was hesitant about how it would look on me with my big boobs.

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Not bad aye? I really love this…

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…And so does my little brother as he dresses up in my coat running around the house pretending to be Batman, a model or a drug addict. (Crazy).

I was wrong…and I froggin adore it! Not only does it fit, flatter and fashionable it’s vintage and when I spin it twirls as it’s a full circle!

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I think I’ll sew some up…what you think?

This Butterick vintage coat pattern is at a medium difficulty (I got stuck at the top part with the whole break thing but once you understand how it’s done you’ll find it do-able) and flatters most body shapes (that I’m aware of).

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Hard to tell by pictures sometimes.

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But a technical drawing helps.

Heres where you can buy it:

Ebay #1 (Hurry there’s only 2 small/med left, then it’s all gone!)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Amazing-1950s-Vintage-Style-Coat-Pattern-Butterick-Patterns-By-Gertie-Dress-/261158899598?pt=UK_Crafts_SewingPatterns_EH&var=&hash=item3cce488f8e

Ebay #2 (From the US so it’s a little more pricey but in a 14-22…I think it’s the last)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Butterick-B5824-UNCUT-PATTERN-14-22-Retro-Vintage-Shawl-Collar-Coat-40s-50s-FAB-/380722809111?pt=UK_Crafts_SewingPatterns_EH&hash=item58a4d90917

Butterick site US (this is where I got mine after finding out that I didn’t want Ebay prices…in the end I realized that I get charged like £10 P&P even with the currency exchange!. At least you get your size and with the P&P you might as well get more patterns.)

http://butterick.mccall.com/b5824-products-27972.php?page_id=4453&search_control=display&list=search

 

Happy Sewing!

(Nice right? I heart the heart)

 

 

REBLOGG’D: How to: Natural ways to get rid of stretch marks!

I was looking at my blog follows when I came across Flux n Flows post! So interesting (and she’s totally pretty too) and simple, all the things I need are the stuff I got at home in my cupboard/fridge already and I didn’t have to go shopping! Check it out and check out her blog:

http://kuuleilani.wordpress.com/

How to: Natural ways to get rid of stretch marks!.

Happy banishing those tattooed thorns…

(or more positive those tiger scars…you sexy beasts, been attacked by a jungle cat and you’ve turned into a lion/lioness screaming the words to Katy Perry’s ROAR!)

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