Monday, 30 January 2012

Back in the States....For Goodzies!!!

Well kittens, London didn't present any job opportunities and so I'm back in the states once again! And I couldn't be happier! I loved coming home to my sewing machine! The following are some vintage patterns that I snagged before I left and didn't have the time to post! Can't wait to get started on them! Most of these came from the Habitat For Humanity thrift store at $.25 a piece. And a few came from a friend who was cleaning out his parents' shed and found some great goodies for me!

Too cute! I don't know if I've told you lot, but I'm going to be an Auntie in April! That little girl is gonna be spoiled rotten! Can't wait to make her a dress from this pattern....and of course a matching dress for her doll! Fun!!!

I LOVE this coat pattern!

The set on the far left reminds me of the one Sharon Tate wears in Valley of the Dolls when she goes to visit Neely and cools her toes in the pool! Love it!

Click to enlarge the pattern on the right and check out Paris Hilton in the back!

I don't know who this Kathy Gray person is/was, but she sure must have been a stylish little chicken!!

Since I've been back, I've not had time to do much thrifting, but I did find a lovely little early '60s flutter hat for $2.50 and the best vintage pattern making book EVER from 1954, for $4! Not a bad little haul!

Stay tuned for some totally terrific vintage book posts in the next few days!

Toodle pip!!

Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year Darlings!!...and a Happy Diana Dors too!!

Heyup, you lovely lovelies, you! Sozzles for my absence for so very long, but things got quite busy the end of the year. I moved back to The Smoke in November and have been neglecting you sweety pies! No longer, I tell you!

My first post of the year shall be a vintage inspiration post.....

I've recently become slightly obsessed with an early/mid '70s British telly program called 'Thriller'. It's quite good and I highly recommend it to all you vintage lovin' mamas and papas. Well, last night's installment was entitled "Nurse Will Make It Better" or "The Devil's Web". It first aired in 1975 and starred the fantabulous Diana Dors as the nurse from hell...literally.

Even through the haggish makeup, you can see the beauty that earned her the nickname, 'The English Marilyn Monroe'.

Here's a little gallery showing her smoking hot highness in action. Warning: Major vintage hair inspirations following....