Anita’s Vintage Fashion Fair, Battersea Art’s Centre

On Sunday I went to Anita’s Vintage fashion fair at Battersea Art’s Centre. The selection and quality of the Vintage clothing was fantastic, with everything from casual cotton everyday dresses to fully embellished evening jackets. Beaded purses, starched cottons and fur capes, this was definitely the perfect way to spend a Sunday morning browsing through the rails of beautiful old clothing. I quickly fell in love with a stunning 1950’s original prom dress in a dark apricot colour, which looked divine on, a cotton day dress and a 1970’s printed maxi, perfect for my work Christmas party…Also along the way I saw a great 1940’s print and picked up some vintage trims for my craft box…

I’ll definitely be going to the next fair…

1950's Prom Dress

Printed cotton vintage day dress

1970's Maxi Dress


1940's Print

Vintage Trims


A weekend of craft

…So this weekend I decided to get my sewing machine out and do a bit of ‘home craft’ for my flat.

Along with the picture frame montage I’m working on I set to work on making some new cushion covers to liven up our lounge.

New cushions for the lounge

 Silk Printed cushion, fabric from Biba.

Velvet and cotton applique birdy pillow made from a White Stuff skirt, backed in printed baby cord by Biba.

Gold, Lurex, sparkley cushion, fabric by Biba.

New Cushions for the bedroom

White, embroidery anglaise cushion made from an American Eagle top.

Printed silk/cotton and cotton herringbone cushion with added cotton lace and pink embroidery made from a dress by White Stuff.

Fabric and ribbon card

A card I made for one of our friends who have just had a new baby boy.