Friday, 29 November 2013

Christmas toys to love

It seems everyone has a soft spot for an old toy. I've been saving a few up ready for Christmas at Custard Hall and enjoying their company in the meantime.
I've snapped them all and try and post new stock on my Facebook page or Instagram to give further afield vintage lovers a chance if anything takes their fancy.
The Little Red Dolly turned into a swap with The Vanilla Squirrel and you can see her at home here! I can't show you what I swapped her for yet as it's a birthday present for a certain little jammer in few weeks.
 This gorgeous pink monkey was a tough one to say goodbye to, but he's off on a journey as I type, to another bloggy home with Bobo Bun! I know he'll be well looked after there.
 I need a big space for this lovely Merrythought elephant pyjama case!
 Can never resist these peg dolls

 This little bun was snapped up straight away by one of the staff at Custard Hall and is on his way to America about now.
 And to finish I got into a bit of a monkey sharing thing on Instagram with Bobo Bun and The Vanilla Squirrel. I have to say Ms Squirrel wins hands down for the most amazing collection of old monkeys. She even has a monkey cupboard for them to live in. But here are my two...
Love them!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Etsy update

Just to let you know I've popped some new makes in my etsy shop
Let me introduce you to the Winter Bunnies
Similar to their cousins the blankety bunnies but more wintery!
They love to snuggle up against the alpine cushions
 and hey presto
they match the cushion back!
These lovely old Christmas postcards dated 1909 were the inspiration
for Christmas lavender pillows
All stuffed with 100% lavender and embellished with bells, bows and hand stamped tags
Naturally they are all backed with vintage fabrics
Well you wouldn't expect anything else would you?


Elsewhere things have been too quiet for my liking at Custard Hall so I've desperately been filling the shelves with all things festive and wintery
Whilst customer orders have helped keep me ticking along
Thank you to everyone who 'likes', 'shares', orders, pops into Custard Hall and helps keep this little bit of my life going!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Stocking up and spooking out

 This half term I've been trying to stock up on Christmas makes in anticipation of a busy time ahead.
 Stockings trimmed with vintage children's fabrics
 Lovely vintage Bambi barkcloth
 Shirefolk by Burgess Ledward
 This gorgeous old zoo fabric
 and vintage racing cars
both teamed with old gold velvet!
Meanwhile there has been making of a different variety going on
Eldest Jammer spent the week showing numerous pictures of intricate pumpkin designs "We could do this Mum!".
We settled on buying her her own pumpkin and I was then really impressed with this. All made with her 12 year old hands and fingers still all present!
 I made an owl. Bit of a cheat really as I chose it because I thought it would be the quickest option with minimal cutting involved.
 And Little Jam had a 'here's one I made earlier' moment. Her pumpkin has been sat in the fridge grinning at us for a week since she made him at a friend's party.
Happy November to you!

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