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Friday, October 29, 2010

What's New in the Shop Today!

Here are some new items I have just listed in the Vintage Bunty shop at

This a really lovely old sheet music booklet called "River & Rainbow" by Walter Carroll, who is described as the Beatrix Potter of learner piano music.  The booklet isn't dated but I do know that the music was written in 1933 and this particular book is out of print, although I believe a completely new edition has recently been published.

There are 10 miniature pieces with such lovely names as Glow Worms, The Tiger Moth, Iris and By Crystal Stream.  There is a charming picture of children and fairies (from the original by Arther Rackham) - shown below.  The second picture is of the inside front cover with line drawing.  There are no tears in the book and considering its age, it is in fair condition.   Having done some research on this, it would seem that there are only a couple of copies available in rare book shops!

Also new today are these pretty collaged paper hearts (made by me), which are offered as a set of 5 .  These can be added to any papercraft project to add that finishing touch.  There is only one set of these at the moment but if more than one person would like a set, just let me know and I will do some more!

Please pop over to the shop and have a closer look.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Want to Win This?? A Celebration Giveaway from

To celebrate the launch of my new shop, I thought it would be nice to have a giveaway . This is an opportunity to win one of my project packs - you could win all the items shown in the photograph:- a vintage postcard; a vintage cuff with lace and ribbon from a very small garment; a length of French edging trim with little boys and girls on it; 2 types of quality ribbon from VV Rouleaux; various other lace bits, a yo-yo with pink bow and 6 vintage buttons.

Here's how you can win!

For 1 chance of winning, leave a comment on this post, then post about my shop (not my blog) on your blog / website and link back to me.

For 2 chances of winning, leave a comment on this post, then post about my shop (not my blog) on your blog / website, link back to me and become a Follower.  {If you are already a follower of this blog, mention it in the post and you will automatically receive a second chance of winning.}

I will draw one lucky winner  in two week's  time (Saturday 6th November at 6:00pm GMT) so please get posting!  Good Luck!

Please note that to take part in this giveaway, you must have either a blog or website plus a valid e-mail address so that I can contact you should you win. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Introducing, My New Online Shop!

I’m very pleased and proud to introduce to you my new website which is now up and running, thanks to many hours of hard toil by Mr V-B to get it all working as it should (and lots of hair pulling out by me due to the steep learning curve involved!).  I am hoping that this will give me greater flexibility with the products I want to sell.  For the moment I will keep my Etsy shop going until the items I have listed expire.

I will still be selling collage sheets and pretty downloadable papers – the download shop is all stocked up and has some new designs too.  In addition, I will be offering one of a kind packs of ephemera, lace, fabric or whatever other pretty things take my fancy whilst I am out and about on my travels, plus occasional quality excess-vintage stash which I no longer have room for in my workroom.   For quite a while now I have had a yearning to make up delicious little project packs with bits of this and bits of that – the kind of thing I have had no luck finding myself.  I hope these will appeal to all you mixed media, altered art, seamstress and collage bloggers out there.  
Please pop along to the shop, make yourself a cuppa and sit down and browse through my goodies. The different sections are listed in the left hand side bar of the Shop page.   I really hope you will like what you see – I am hoping to offer some things which are a little bit different.  I would love to know what you think and would value your comments.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Coming Soon ........ Please Keep Watching!/Knitting & Stitching Show

I know I mentioned a few weeks ago that when I got back from my holiday, I would have some exciting news, well, I still will have but things are taking a wee bit longer to finalise so please be patient.  I hope the wait will be worth it.  
I spent yesterday at the fabulous Knitting & Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace in London - a yearly event which seems to grow bigger every year.  It's a show with exhibitors and textile artists from all over the world and it's so easy to overspend (oh, my groaning credit card!).  But as I see it, you can find things there that you wouldn't find anywhere else (unless you are very lucky) and where I live, shops selling such goodies just don't exist - well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!

I also did a workshop there with the talented Gwen Headley called "Take 100 Lines" which basically is to create 100 lines whilst joining several strips of fabric together and working on the strip as a whole to incorporate lines of all kinds eg running stitch, cross stitch, couching, fly stitch, blanket stitch etc., etc.  Unfortunately I did not take my camera to the show and so couldn't take a photo of Gwen's finished works but here is a photo of my strip so far.  This is as far as I have got and although the colours are not what I would choose for myself, I am thinking of maybe doing something incorporating this kind of theme in a paler colour scheme sometime.  I met another blogger at the class - Linda (Blue Eyed Girl) - what a small world!  Her piece is shown on her blog - she has done a lot more than I have!