Hello to all of you! It seems like ages since I've had the chance to share a little something with you, but between settling the kidlets back into a new school year, and one very busy little two year old demanding mummy's attention, things have been a little hectic around here. But, as always, there has been a little thrifting and sewing going on...it keeps me sane! I've been playing catch up with domestic chores too, although I think I may be losing THAT battle! This is mainly to do with the fact that we have been enjoying a freakishly tardy heatwave, and knowing that temperatures will be taking a steep nosedive sooner rather than later, we've been making hay while the sun shines...hay meaning cocktails, BBQ fires and socializing!
Hubby and I, and our wee little man, took a little excursion last week to a lovely English town called Towcester, near Northampton. I just wish I had taken my Canon with me, as I would have loved to share some pictures with you! We pottered around the lovely streets in the sunshine, had cream tea at a quaint cafe, and hubby managed to spot a gem of a boutique which he led me to. I kid you not, he did! VERY strange behaviour for the male species, who generally would distract you from such finds into the opposite direction, in fear of their wallets hemorrhaging cash!
The Vintage Boutique is an absolute treasure trove of gorgeous new and vintage ladies clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry. It is a new shop which opened it's doors for the first time on the 13th August, and judging by the beautiful shop decor, delicious merchandise and friendly service, I'm sure it's going to be a great success! Needless to say, I didn't walk away empty handed, but found some lovely additions to add to my autumn/winter wardrobe. I fell in love with a vintage hacking jacket, so decided it was to come home with me.
I did love it just as it was, but after much deliberation, I decided to tweak it a bit. I love red, and as it's my absolute favourite colour, especially in the form of a velvet ribbon, I added some trimmings to the jacket. I also removed the original buttons, and replaced them with different ones, only to sew the old ones back on! Sometimes you need to know when to let things be! (I'm still toying with the idea of changing them, but so far I haven't found any that I feel will fill the existing ones' shoes with more flair!) Do let me know what you think! As it is now...