Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Vintage table cloth revamp and some new Bakelite!

Remember the awesome vintage tablecloth I picked up back in May for just 50p from my local YMCA?
Well, at my last sewing class (boo hoo), I was shown how to make it into a full circle skirt! It was really easy and just needed a bit of measuring, some Petersham (waistband interfacing) and a zipper.....here are the results;
I made it in less than an hour :) 
Ta Da! As usual, I've got my trusty leggings underneath for 
a)warmth (UK "Summer" is not warm!) and 
b) modesty! Full circle skirts tend to have the 'Marilyn' effect if caught in a gust of wind!!
Not at all bad for 50 pence eh?! (About $0.75)
I've accessorised it with a red twinset cardigan from H&M, and some vintage jewellery;
Latest Bakelite bangle bargain, $17 from Etsy 
Goes perfectly with my skirt and other Bakelite and bamboo!
60s fruit necklace - £1 from Hospice shop, and my new (to me!) Bakelite bow pin. Another steal at just $15 from Etsy. This is my first Bakelite brooch/pin and I already want more! 
The bargain hunt is on :)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Time for Tea? My new Teacup Tattoo!

Just a quickie....I got a new tattoo yesterday by the lovely and very talented Amy Williams at Tenacious Tattoo in Sheffield....This is my first tattoo in a long time that has not been designed by me...I just loved Amy's art so much that I knew this is the one that I wanted.
Do check out her Facebook page here, and her Etsy shop (with awesome flash sheets) here.
So here is my tea cup..... (design, tattoo and photo all copyright Amy Williams 2012)
Yay! I love it :))

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Three shows in a row!

Hello! Long time no blog! I've been pretty hectic the last few weeks....been away doing three weekend shows in a row, phew! Just took a few pics from each event, including some hot rods, tattoos and outfit posts....so here are the pics of what I've been up to over the last few weeks;
First up was Ink, Iron & Hot Rod - a Hot Rod, Biker and Tattoo show....here are some of the cool cars at the show;

Next up, it was off to Devon for Inkfest Tattoo Convention. Devon, on a sunny day is tranquill, scenic and beautiful. Unfortunately it rained hard pretty much the whole weekend! My stall buddy Kally and I were camping....need I say more?! Enjoyed the show and there were some great bands on, but the soggy factor really did put a literal dampener on the whole event!
View from the show site (held on a caravan holiday park).
Ah it looks so scenic....this didn't last! 

And some of the tattooists at work!
Outfit post Me: 80s Hawaiian dress (£10 from Vintage Fair) with leggings
Outfit Post Kally: Amazing octopus print sarong dress with petal bust, made by Kally herself!
And a close up of the print - how fab?!
Vince Ray and the Boneshakers played, who I have seen many times, but always put on a good show!
And finally, this weekend was the Bolton Tattoo Bazaar.....a lot closer to home (Devon was a rainy 7 hour drive away!)
Outfit post from Saturday: Skull shoes are Betsy Johnson that I got last year in Miami beach for $15.
High waist spotty pencil skirt from UK supermarket Asda, £14 (Thanks to my friend Jo for the tip off on that one!) Vest was an old one from H&M. Jewellery is of course Dolly Cool, and some Bakelite and Resin bangles.
Kally (in another amazing handmade Hawaiian wonder....not jealous at all of her sewing skills - humpf!) with her friend Kitty
Sunday outfit, Dress £9 from children's section in Asda! Yes, I do buy kids clothes....always have done! I always like the prints far better than the boring 'adult' ones!! I'm with one of my oldest pals, Jenny, who was over from Australia (where she lives now) for a visit :) I totally egged her on to get tattooed at the show....which she did! yay! 
And finally - Kally reading her copy of Tattoo Revolution magazine, which her friend, and tattoo artist Rachel Baldwin is on the front cover, wearing one of Kally's hats! Cool :)