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Southsea Flea Market

2 Mar

Today I popped into Southsea Flea Market on Waverley Road to have a quick rummage amongst the bric-a-brac. I wasn’t looking for anything in particular, I just like to have a gander and see if I stubble across any bargains, old plates or vintage fabrics etc.  Today was my lucky day as hiding at the back of the hall perched on top of a radiator was a pair of GORGEOUS Vintage curtains in my favourite colour (Orange!) It’s one of those heart stopping moments where you find something you absolutely love and can’t quite believe someone else hasn’t snapped it up already! At £10 for the pair which are in fabulous condition I simply had to run to the cash point and purchase them immediately.

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I initially thought I could use the fabric to make some cushions or something but they were in such a good condition that I couldn’t bare to put a pair of scissors to them! Luckily for me they are the perfect fit for the window in our living room! Groovy or what?!

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Make

10 Feb

Make‘ is a brand new craft cafe that has recently opened on the lovely Albert Road. It will be running a range of different workshops  by local people,teaching a variety of crafty activities. It is a lovely bright and airy workspace with a massive craft table, several sewing machines and also a cosy corner where you can drink tea, eat cake and work on your latest project! Perfect!

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This Saturday they ran a Valentines taster session between 1-3pm. So I went along to check it out. I dragged my slightly begrudging husband along and made him get stuck in!

He made a pixel art heart keyring with the help of the talented Eyecandy.

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At the same time I was taught by my lovely friend Georgina Giles how to make a woven felt heart. It was a lovely way to spend an hour of my Saturday.

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This Wednesday evening between 7pm-9pm they are holding an open craft night. You pay £3 to eat cake, drink tea and work on your latest project. I for one will be going! If you live locally and fancy a couple of hours of crafty goodness, why not pop along and show them your support?

Flo & Stan Home Boutique

19 May

Flo & Stan Home Boutique is a beautiful store located on Albert Road in Southsea, it sells vintage, hand made and quirky kitsch goodness. I have always enjoyed browsing at their beautiful wares and oggiling at their window displays. A couple of weeks ago I emailed them to see if they would be interested in stocking any of my Humbug creations ( you never know if you don’t ask!) and happily they have agreed to stock a few of my crocheted granny square blankets! I am very excited to have the opportunity to sell in such a wonderful location!

I immediately set off in the direction of Anne Louise Wool Shop in Copnor to find some wonderful wool to start my crocheted creations! Here are the colours I have chosen to get me started. I can’t wait to get my hooks out!

To celebrate me and hubby went to the pub (we don’t need much of an excuse!) played a few games of pool and then headed to one of the many junk shops on Fawcett Road where I discovered this beautiful vintage curtain hiding in a bin liner. And for one pound I simply had to have it!

So all in all it’s been a rather magical day! Now its time to chill with puppy….oh and the husband!xxx

JACK MONROE

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