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A Few Challenges

August 31, 2013

As August draws to a close it’s nearly time to say goodbye to the summer and look forward to all the Autumn brings. The last month has been a fantastic one for me. I love having both my girls at home together and despite feeling like I have no time to get anything done I have had such a great time with them.


The girls at Ham House last week (not a great summer shot as it was cold and rainy, but I liked it anyway)

Jessica goes back to school on Tuesday and I will miss her loads. However only having one to look after and who hopefully will have the odd nap, I have a bit of time to catch up on things.

There are a few things I plan to get done in September. I’m going to spend a bit more time on the blog. I have had so many nice comments and great feedback over the last few weeks and it really spurs me on to keep writing and taking pictures. So I’ve decided to challenge myself and post every single weekday throughout September. It is definitely a challenge for me but one I think I will enjoy loads so wish me luck on this one. Posting more also gives me the chance to write about more things. I don’t want the blog to just be about vintage, I also write a lot about history, books, beauty, crafts and anything else that takes my fancy so blogging every day gives me a chance to cover everything!


Lot’s of outfit posts just waiting to happen!

I also need to catch up on housework big time! I promised myself I wouldn’t worry too much about the house while Jessica was off school, but now it’s time to have a good sort out and a spring autumn clean.

I need to catch up on my sewing, I have a couple of unfinished dresses to work on and would like to make a couple of things before the winter comes. If I get time I’d also like to knit some warm bits too.


The green dress on the left is nearly finished!

Shopping wise I’ve put myself on a pretty tight budget but I will be stocking up on tights in lots of different colours for when the cold sets in. Other than that I might pick up the odd vintage bargain at car boot sales but no more spending for me. (This is mainly down to a lipstick addiction that got a bit out of hand – lipstick post to follow soon!)


Car boot sale jewellery bargains

The Vintage Book Group will be back after a summer break with lot’s of new books to read and discuss, please join up and suggest any vintage reads you’ve enjoyed recently. I love the little discussions we have.

I am going to make more YouTube videos as well. I have managed to build quite a haul of vintage over August so I’m going to share it all with another video, hopefully early next week. I have a new much better web cam that I’m going to try so it should be better quality than my last video.


A teaser of some of my recent vintage haul!

Lastly – and I’m a little late on this one I’m going to take part in a sewing challenge The Fall For Cotton Challenge is hosted by Lucky Lucille and By Gum By Golly. I’ll be doing another post on this tomorrow morning with a bit more about the challenge and what I will be making.

So fingers crossed that September is a successful one for me. If you like the blog please support it by following, either my entering your email address in the right hand side bar or on bloglovin’. Thank you xxx


all pics borrowed from my instagram feed

  • Reply
    August 31, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I love the prints on the dresses your making and it’ll be great see your ideas for the ‘fall for cotton’ sew along, I’ve only got my pattern picked out so far. Your last video was great so it’ll be good to see more of them too 🙂

    • Reply
      September 9, 2013 at 9:15 am

      Thank you! I can’t wait to see what you end up making. xxx

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    September 1, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I enjoy your blog a lot and look forward to reading you every day in September! All the best from Germany, Anna

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    Jessica Cangiano
    September 3, 2013 at 6:45 am

    How wonderfully exciting, dear gal! I really look forward to enjoying a month chalked full of diverse posts from you. Your wardrobe is so, so awesome! Love the bevy of beautiful dress (and all of your new charming, sweetly hued jewelry).

    ♥ Jessica

    • Reply
      September 9, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Thank you, I am a bit of a dress addict but have a shortage of dresses for the colder weather!

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