Thursday, 19 May 2011


I got home from work today and looked in my mail box and there inside was nestling a little packet.  I quickly ripped it open to find that a new friend that I had made when I sold her some of my goodies on Etsy had taken the time to make me a  wonderful wooden hanging heart and and an amusing ATC (Artist Trading Card) together with a set of really useable rubber stamps.

Firstly the heart, the theme was kindred spirits and the funny thing is the more we spoke the more things we had in common - her name is Deb so is mine, her second name is Jean - so is mine, we are both in the caring profession and we both love altered art - that is just for starters. 

We have the same sense of humour and the card really made me chuckle

What can I say Deb you made my day, no actually my week, thank you so much my kindred spirit.

It was made even more special as I had an accident last weekend and stopped the concrete floor with my face, pushing two of my capped teeth right back into my mouth, giving my top lip a trout pout and  leaving my face looking like I had walked into Mike Tyson's fist.   All for a bottle of wine which I had forgotton to pick up on my way out to visit family.  All that and not a drop had passed my lips, after the fall not a drop could pass my lips as they were too darn swollen....

Anyway for those of you I wil be seeing Saturday at the fair if I am looking a little worse for wear you know the reason why - and I am not adverse to a bit of tea and sympathy.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


I had a little jaunt out this week looking for new stock for the fair on the 21st May and decided to go into Essex and ended up driving through the most quaintest of villages called Finchingfield.

It has a little village pond complete with ducks and geese and some really sweet little shops including a small antique centre.

I purchased some bits from there and after chatting to a local they told me about a vintage shop that was in the next village of Great Bardfield and so I set off into my little car and headed off to find a little gem hidden in the centre of another little village.

Heathers Vintage Designs – You can check out her blog here it is only small but inside it is packed with lovely vintage and handmade goodies. I was like a child in a sweetshop and picked up lots of lovely items to take to the fair.She had just had the plasterer in when I go there and half the stock had been put away into a tiny cellar that she has but that did not stop me ferreting my way around (nearly sent a teapot crashing in my haste).

We chatted about our joint love of vintage and she was so friendly and helpful that I just know I will be taking another run down there to see what great items she has for me next time.

Until then here are some of the items I managed to find on my trip all labelled up and packed away - gosh arn't I just the orgnaised one.