Monday, 15 April 2013

Pretty Nostalgic

Having a lovely time all on my own today.  Hubby has taken the girlies away for a 'daddy weekend' leaving me to play by myself.  We try to do this at least once a year and it's great for all involved.

So...while they are kicking up their heels in Wales, I caught the train ooop north to the Vintage Village market in Stockport.

 It occurs on the second Sunday of each month and is well worth a visit.  Every event has a theme too, this one was Westwood Ho! so staller holders and visitors were encouraged to dress in their best Westwood or tartan outfits.  I was tempted to go in my tartan skirt but as it's a) short and b) bubble shaped I decided that with this wind that is occuring I'd be better off in my jeans! 

I knew that Emma would be there from oooh betty so I trundled on over to say a 'hello' to her.  She was so lovely and nice to me, even when I popped back to say hello again, and again.  I didn't buy anything from her stall, despite wanting to; I think I need a fox in a box.

I got some nice flowery fabric though, a sheet, and some pillowcases.  I turned some of the sheet into a skirt yesterday. 

Skirt made from this with some cream trim around the bottom

I also saw this granny dress and fell in love with it.  It cost a mere £5!  I decided it needed blinging though so I sewed the lace onto the pockets and around the edge when I got home.

The other thing I treated myself too, and I blame Emma for this as she blogged about it recently, is a subscription to Pretty Nostalgic magazine.  Oh my goodness me, it is divine.

It's a newish magazine that started last year and comes out 6 times a year.  It's pricey (at £8 an issue) but is more like a book that a standard magazine, being smaller and printed onto much thicker paper.  Can I also add it smells gorgeous too.

They were doing a special offer with 25% off subscriptions and a free back-issue and card too so I just had to subscribe, didn't I?!  I chose the gorgeous issue 5 and ended up buying the current issue, 6, too.  The other issues are available to get online so I may just save up the pennies to get the whole kit and caboodle.

Sam is the regional manager for the north and she was lovely - she has a blog, and is on twitter too if you fancy following her, and if you haven't read about the book group they have started running, let Emma guide you through her first one.

Beautiful card

I've got until 5pm today on my own but don't know where to begin.  So much to do, and so little time to do it in.  Decisions, decisions, decisions!

Back to school tomorrow!

G x


  1. Love love love granny us your skirt please g!
    D x

  2. That granny dress rocks. I want to see skirt pics too. Sarah x

  3. Shame we missed each other yesterday, it looks like you had a good day :) fab dress xxxx Jane xxxx

  4. Thank you for your comments. Will post skirt pic, promise! X


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