Sunday, 2 October 2011

Ahhh. Blog, sweet blog.

Bonjour, hello and hola my dear readers!

... I am back (at least partially) from my terribly long absence!
The last month and a bit has been utter madness, involving two jobs, a freelance dressmaking job of two bridesmaids dresses (during which my sewing machine packed in), physiotherapy, and moving flats. PHEW!
It exhausted me and left me feeling a little bit frantic, to say the least. Plus, I have also had no internet in my new flat. Which is almost really a good thing, as it has given me a bit of time to settle in/unpack/defrost my brain.

So I do hope you'll forgive me for my absence?

But as I begin to settle into the new place, I can't tell you how different I am feeling! Life is good again. Me and Mr Mike have moved from a little studio flat full of mould and other problems, to a TWO BEDROOM; that's right, we now have a spare room! A spare one. Just spare. I know!? This is a massive change, and once sorted and unpacked properly, the spare room will be great for me to sew and craft in, and Mr Mike to geek out in.

Photos of the new place will follow at some point, once we are a bit more settled and out of cardboard boxes and bin bags, I promise.

In the meantime, I am back with a post about "stuff". Yes, one of my ever impending "stuff" posts. Because, I am back in Norwich with my fam for a few days for my birthday, and of course, Norwich is an amazing place to find wonderful things to purchase!

Today me and my step mum scurried around the city, in the sweltering heat and during this time we popped into the old Loose's for a spot of treasure hunting, obvs. And, as it was saturday, the fleamarket was on upstairds. HUZZAH.

This is what I came away with:

Clip-on fur earrings: fleamarket, £5.
Think of all that winter outfit potential.

A WWII era pincushion with Hitler hand-embroidered. 
So you can stick pins in Hitler.
A piece of amazing history and a total bargain.
Hitler pin cushion: fleamarket, £2.

And then I came across this wonderful dress! <3
A 1940's, cream wool dress, with brown leather-covered buttons, and brown wool pom-poms. I had seen this in Loose's a long time ago, and at the time talked myself out of even trying it on as I had already bought some other things and it was more money than I'd usually spend (not to say that it was expensive, as it definitely wasn't). But I went home pining for it and wondering if it would have fit me or not.
So today when I went to Loose's, I was absolutely astounded to see it was still there. I grabbed it and headed to the changing rooms. 
To my disbelief, it fitted me. Almost perfectly. So of course I decided to purchase it; it is my birthday on tuesday after all. Early birthday present to myself, that's all!

 1940's wool dress, £40.

 Isn't she a beauty? 
I am having all sorts of visions of wearing her with my fur earrings, and my brown suede winter boots, and my 1930's brown fur handwarmer.
A perfect wintery outfit!

I know I shouldn't be thinking of winter on such a hot day, but I'm pretty sure any girl would find it difficult not to with this dress in their possession.

What are you lovelies thinking of wearing to take you through winter glamorously?

Pip pip xx


  1. ooh that dress in lovely, the pom pom's are great. Have a good birthday on Tuesday :)

  2. See this is why I have mobile internet... ;) LOVE your new/old dress! And the earrings, great finds, I too have a soft spot for fur and pompoms... :)

  3. I know exactly how you feel! We've moved to a much bigger place (with a spare room aka geeky room AND a garden) but with all the hassles of moving etc' I have barely had time to blog. But I am back too! With a house that now only needs some attention, not loads of attention (roof mended, kitchen fitted, gutters replaced, floors deep cleaned etc' and all in 1 month plus work daily!). Once it's all done it feels SOOO GOOD doesn't it?

    A pom pom dress is a MUST. Love it!

  4. Wow! That dress is absolutely beautiful, definitely worth the money spent on it. Have a wonderful birthday, Congratulations!


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