Thursday, 5 December 2013

Vintage 1980s Crabtree & Evelyn

A Christmas comestibles leaflet on Etsy, which has ben reduced - as have all items in the Christmas section of the shop
Offer until 15th December: 15% off sales of £10 and over until 15th December coupon code: 2013ADVENT15
I have made reductions between 15 & 20% in Christmas selection [yes you can still use the above code]

An enamel badge on eBay

Also on eBay a lovely catalogue photographed by Tessa Traeger  [who worked with Arabella Boxer on Vogue Food]


Friday, 29 November 2013

The 1980s

Here come the 1980s
Vogue, Honey, Over 21 - plus not pictured another Honey and a 19 - also looking back to the 1960s a Rave magazine, Beatles & Rolling Stones a big feature.
All on Ebay - maybe some more to follow...

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Friday, 15 November 2013

The Incredible How at FLEat

On Sunday I shall be at FLEat - Canolfan Byd Bychan | Small world Centre, Aberteifi | Cardigan
2:00PM to 8:00PM on 17 November 2013

Vintage clothes and things, handmade, photographic and other cards, garlands, flowers - a strong theme of recycling!
Haggling will be allowed, but some things will be the price marked. Some offers on multiple purchases on cards. Some items marked with: make an offer.

"A fresh, relaxed combination of ideas, live music and food. Expect everything from antiques and collectables to vintage clothing, jewellery, shabby chic furnishings, crafts, photography, warm accessories and local produce.

Monday, 22 July 2013

black & white with a hint of domestic nostalgia

some photographic prints of a domestic nature - kitchenalia perhaps. Hand printed from films I processed myself. In the photographic section of The Incredible How's Etsy shop

three 7" x 5" including small border  one 6" x 2 1/2" [on 7" x 5" paper]

a lot of pink

It seems that I cannot get away from pink. I don't really like the pink for girls thing but I do like pink. It is somehow calming. And I like it mixed with green or with blue. But below are some very stand alone pink things. Silk pouches made from vintage kimono & haori jacket material and fabric flowers utilising very old fashioned 1950s nylon in the mix. SO a vintage pink selection

the bags are HERE there are more
the flowers are HERE and yes there are more flowers but not with vintage content

Saturday, 1 June 2013

flowers blooming on etsy





They can have a clip or brooch back - a magnet too. Or on a comb, on elastic or ribbon for the wrist. A headband...

One I made myself to go with a scarf I'd made from vintage Japanese silk


Monday, 15 April 2013


my love of lists...
From a small paperback and the normal hardback size of the Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady I have created a garland.... on Etsy

list garland

I have been collecting lists of names for plants in English, Welsh, Breton & Cornish. They were used in the work that I made last year about Blodeuwedd - a woman made from plants
here they are spoken by various voices

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

sorting out

going through my collection of fabrics...wonder what to make...woolen lace, printed spun cotton, a printed silk handkerchief, lace that had onbce been on a silk georgette garment, antique taffeta ribbons...

wool lace

Friday, 25 January 2013

Pride & Prejudice was published on January 28th 2013

Some Pride & Prejudice themed items

A little package of history for sale on Etsy

All about gambling and fish ....

Pride & Prejudice: purse & contents wrapped

purse & contents

two wrapped fish

this half penny is from 1806 - Jane Austen or one of her readers could have had this in their pocket...

george half penny

I have done some art work with Jane Austen novels and used in exhibitions

A link to Working with Jane Auten at  y lle hwn yma

The small Pride & Prejudice book is for sale on Etsy

and a little celbration kit - fold out garland, scattering hearts and a paper brooch on a card
listed here on Etsy

celebrating the publication of Pride & Prejudicecelebrating the publication of Pride & Prejudice