Sunday, 26 September 2010

DK General Store

Sorry for the lack of postage folks. I've been busy working on stuff for the shop and generally trying to get myself organised, as pledged. I had hoped that I would be posting more regularly but I am trying to spend less time on the computer, where I am distracted by pretty things and end up wasting many an hour that would otherwise be well spent doing other stuff.

Anyway, today I have allowed myself to be distracted so here I am. No real new news from me but I did find this amazing shop recently, DK General Store, on Etsy that sells all sorts of beautiful old stuff. I love old stuff so I'm having a hard time resisting but the fact that the postage from them in the USA to us in the UK is costly is both a good and a bad thing.

Some of my favourites:

Makes me hanker for the next car boot.

Off to see what other beauties catch my eye now. x

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Car bootin'

I am loving the return of car boot season here in the grim north of dear Blighty. And in true spirit, the drizzly and dull August has not put us off one bit. I have been sacrificing my Sunday mornings snuggling in my warm cozy and very comfy bed and have been dragging myself through fields and cars to rummage around other people's junk.

I don't know that I have a particular aim when I head out for these things but I love all things retro and vintage and I especially love all things cheap and recycled. I have been collecting things for the shop and am always on the lookout for pretty vintage things to deck the place out. So here we have lots of nice cups and saucer sets that I've managed to get my mitts on:

And this really awesome Disney annual from 1981 (for 10p!!!!):

Off to make take afternoon tea now. x

Monday, 6 September 2010

Nina, Coco and Bess

A few newbies to introduce you to:

This is Nina.

Then we have Coco.

And last but not least, Bess.

These all happened in a phase of inspired, motivated, post-pledge activity which is nowhere to be found today so here I am blogging about it instead. Hopefully all I need is an evening of vegging out and crap TV and I'll be back on track tomorrow.

Pledge update: I tidied! The shop is now sporting a clutter-free counter for the first time since its opening back in January. The next step is to tidy the desk and bookcase and area behind it so I can get back to making. I said that I wouldn't make anything until the area was tidy. I don't think it could handle any more stuff as it is.

Anyway, you know where to go for these lovelies if you'd like them. I can't be bothered to link so just go over there (---->) and click on a shop link. :o) Sorry, that's not very pledgey of me is it?!

Off to make a half-arsed attempt at clearing my desk now. x