Sunday, 27 January 2013

I'm still here...

Hello lovelies!! I really have been a rubbish blogger so far this year!  Either I'm much busier or my (already woeful) time management skills have deserted me completely - maybe a bit of both.

I would love to do a big catch up post but I've just grabbed a moment at the pc before I put the kids to bed...suffice to say I'm well, I've been doing a lot of sewing, and I'll be selling some vintage fabric at our local craft shop next weekend which is exciting.  

I totally missed my 1st Blog Birthday!!  It was on Friday - I remembered all week and then on Friday all kinds of unexpected things happened and I totally forgot.  But I think the universe remembered...Caroline of the lovely blog Scraps Of Us  has just had a lovely giveaway on her blog and she chose the winner on Friday...and I won!!  Thanks so much to her, I'm really looking forward to receiving all these gorgeous scrapbooking goodies she's sending my way...


I feel very lucky...thanks Caroline! x
 
This morning I had a wander round our local monthly Vintage & Flea Market with a good friend.  There weren't quite as many stalls as usual but that was actually quite nice - it wasn't as packed with people and I felt like I got a chance to look at everything properly.  Unfortunately my camera battery died so I couldn't take photos!  But when I got home I charged it up so I could show you these...


I love that Puffin book sooooo much!! The inside isn't as exciting and colourful as that all the way through, but for the princely sum of £1 I could afford to buy it for its cover.   Here's a detail of the back...


There's nothing like puffins dancing on a rainbow to brighten my day!


The blue things are 2 linen teatowels which have never been used - they look like they were printed yesterday...


...and the yellow fabric is a double sheet and 2 pillow cases - you can never have too many vintage pillowcases, right?! 

I hope you've had a lovely weekend...I am going to try to be a better blogger this coming week...I've missed reading your blogs properly and having the time to comment. 

And welcome to my new readers and followers - thanks so much for taking the time to read and comment.  I've been lacking time recently but I still love blogland so much.  Looking forward to spending a bit more time here when I can!

Rachel x

 

24 comments:

  1. I do believe that for the first time in my life I have a serious case of t-towel envy, do you know a cure????????????
    Bestest
    daisy x

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    1. Ha ha Daisy I have suffered from that before - I have a thing for screenprinted linen teatowels! As I was lucky enough to find 2 of them I was planning to pop one in my Etsy shop...let me know if you'd like it and I'll reserve it for you! x

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  2. Lovely finds, I've just been chopping up the same sheet! Happy Blogaversary! :) x

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    1. I thought of you when I found that sheet Ada! x

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  3. Hi, I'm a new follower and I see you're a Bristolian too! Funnily enough I went to the vintage market today as well and bagged myself some gorgeous vintage sheets and a 60s jug. I thought it was a bit emptier than usual, nice to be able to have a proper look though without having to elbow too many bargain hunters out of the way!

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    1. Hi Karen - how funny, Bristol is such a small world. We might even have walked past each other...next time we should meet for a cup of tea! I popped over to your lovely blog...that jug is a great find. Thanks for following! Rachel xx

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  4. Congrats Rachel on your first year of blogging!! And I'm with you, how could a pair of puffins dancing on a rainbow not cheer your day?!! x

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    1. Aren't they just the best?! And I'm so chuffed to have won a giveaway on my 1st Blog birthday...what a lovely way to celebrate. Hope you're well Trudy. xx

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  5. Yay! Happy Blog Birthday! And lovely finds Rachel. x

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    1. Thanks Jen! The year has whizzed by...sure it's been far nicer than it would have been if I hadn't started blogging! xx

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  6. Hello rachel i am new to your blog, i love your pictures and look forward to adding you to my bloggers list. best wishes jackie x

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    1. Hi Jackie, thanks so much for finding and following my blog! It's lovely to have you here. Rachel x

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  7. Happy blog birthday ... and what gorgeous finds ... the tea towels are a-mazing! ... Bee xx

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    1. Hi Bee and thanks - yes I was delighted to see those peeking out of a basket of otherwise quite plain linens...just my colours too! xx

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  8. Happy Blog B-day!! Hope to see you on here for many more years to come! :D Lucky you for finding these gorgeous items. The book is just so lovely, so cute and colourful! Wishing you an amazing new week! In a few days time we'll receive the little bed where my sweet has always slept in when he was a little one. I guess that will be the start of seriously thinking where to put everything later this year. Oww can't wait to start decorating really. :) Drifting off again, haha...enjoy the week Rach! X

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    1. Hi lovely Chantal - how sweet that your little one will sleep in his Papa's bed! Can you e-mail me your address? I want to send you a little something for the baby's nursery. Have a lovely week. xx

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    2. Oww Rach, this is so sweet, don't know what to say now and I'm hardly ever short for words! :D Thanks sweet friend, will send you an email! :D

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  9. Happy blog birthday Rachel, what a great day to win the giveaway! Hopefully they will be with you soon. They are some great finds, love the tea towels and that puffin book, well worth it just for the cover! Have a great week. xx

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    1. Hi love, wasn't it a funny coincidence - especially with you holding the giveaway to celebrate your blog birthday! The parcel arrived today, I love it all!! Thanks so much - so many little treasures in there. I'll have great fun with it all! Hope you have a lovely week. xxx

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  10. That is just so cute :) I love collecting tapes as well. I totally love the two pillow cases they are so cute. By the way I'm a new follower and I got to say that you have a really interesting blog


    www.vindiebaby.com
    Vintage Inspired Fashion by Independent Designers for Your Little darling

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  11. Hello there lovely! Happy bloggy birthday. Sounds like you've been busy. I love those tea towels and the sheet - how come I never find stuff like that in my local charity shops??

    Gillian x

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  12. Well hello, this is the first time I have read you blog, congratulations on year 1! I am not quite there yet, I am still on my first year. You have a new follower though x natalie x
    nataliejtc.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. Fabulous buys! Those teatowels next to the yellow sheet fabric look amazing - blue and yellow is a brilliant colour combination!

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  14. Lovely vibrant Tea towels... I have a thing for them too... they really help to cheer up my kitchen which is a tad dark and the treat after washing up is to spread a beauty over it all and let it dry oh natural... Cx

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