Sunday 28 October 2012

Isn't she lovely

I bought her home with me from The Trull Textile Rag and Rummage organiseded by the Washerwoman.
She is much bigger than the rest of my collection

Saturday 20 October 2012

Me and My Blogs!

Since April, I have been feeling - well I don’t know how I have been feeling.  I feel I have lost my way.  The feeling is indescribable.  I feel I am in the proverbial dark tunnel not seeing the light yet - well maybe, read on……..  I lost my job in April, the job I really loved, I had been there seven and half years I actually didn’t mind getting up and going to work, even on bad days!  I was in my element, I was selling things I knew about.  I know about haberdashery and yarns and threads, it is something that comes very natural to me, not so much about art stuff, but I learnt (it was a craft shop).  I lost the job because of new owners and new brooms and all that!  Since April, whenever I have started something it always seems the goal posts got moved, people stopping me doing things because I was asked to do something else,  things not finished, things left in limbo or things just not started that I wanted to make because I had no get-up-and-go!  I just didn’t know what to do for the best.

I have been inspired by a lovely lady called Helen.  We have met on a few occasions and each time she inspires me more and more.  We have had great chats, it’s a pity she lives so far a away.  Recently I have been at my dads, he just turned eighty,  I took my knitting, there was no computer so I did a lot of thinking.  Sometimes it is not good to think to much, but I think my thinking this time may take a positive turn - I hope!

As you know I collect vintage magazines, I sit and read them quite regularly, thinking I could make that, and that, and so on……..and as you know I have made these and this, and this all from the vintage magazines.  So this is what I have decided!

KC’s Court - this blog where I am writing now. This is my main blog, the place where I just chat about things and show and tell.

It Works For Me… - is where I give you hints and tips that I have worked out for myself and thought I would share.

View from Minehead Station

All Aboard the Sky Lark!.-This is my photograph album, of trips out, or when we just go for a walk locally

Boxes in the Loft - is where I sell items.  If anybody would like anything just email me and I will reserve it for you and send you a PayPal form.
I will be selling bric-a-brac and other items.

War Time Civilian receiver recently restored by Alex
aka - Utility Set

And last but not least the new blog on the block!

Julie’s New Patch - I started it because for some reason I wanted a new blog, to me it’s a bit like having a nice new note book to write in.  But I have made a mess of the first page and have “torn” the page out and started again!  Please take a look, I am hoping this will be my new adventure!
I will be working at my pace to create vintage things from vintage patterns using vintage and modern fabrics and yarns, so please keep popping by and having a look

I also have two other shops Folksy and Etsy  

photo courtesy of Helen at Bustle & Sew

Little Shop on the Corner - This where I sell my patterns which I have created and designed.

Court Yard Vintage - This is my new adventure!
I will be working at my pace to create vintage things from vintage patterns using vintage and modern fabrics and yarns, so please keep popping by and having a look

All these pictures are in the side-bar just click on them and they will take you to the different places!

Monday 15 October 2012

Friday 12 October 2012

Spot the Mistake!

How many mistakes can you find?  We have found six (seven actually - same one twice)!
Do people not proof read anymore?
I have blocked out certain information so not to cause embarrassment. 

Click on pictures and take a closer look
List the words in your comment
Answers tomorrow and I will send a little prize to the first one out of the hat!

Thursday 4 October 2012

Boxes In the Loft! (re-opened)

This is another magazine of my vast collection which I have had for quite sometime,  well since before 2002.  

Click on picture to see more detail

Flicking through the pages back them,  I came across this pattern for table place mats, this was slightly before Vintage became what it is today.

click on picture  to see more detail

I created this black work picture.  The pattern can be found here