Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Three (Dun) Degrees

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As regular readers will know I collect fabrics from charity shops and car boots and enjoy making them into something new,usually for girls or the home. However when I found this quilt cover a few months ago something drew me to it and I payed my £2 and took it home,thinking I would maybe make some boys wear one day.

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…..and then a couple of weeks ago I received an email inviting me to trade at The Classic Car Boot Sale on October 12th on London’s South Bank. How exciting! I was to be part of a group of traders called Car Boot Remade,as we all use materials sourced from charity shops and and car boots. It was then I remembered the car quilt cover and a couple of boys paper patterns I had amongst all the girls ones.

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…….and the dungaree was born.

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And voila….The Three (Dun)Degrees were born! Bad retro joke I couldn’t resist….sorry!

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….maybe this is why I can’t walk past a charity shop. You never know what treasures are within or when something you acquire from them will be perfect some time in the future. Classic indeed!

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Sunday Morning At Claridges

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This morning I took a trip to Claridges to see the David Downton Exhibition. He has been artist in residence at the hotel and these beautiful images have been put on display to the public to co inside with London Fashion Week. Here are a few of my favourites….

20130915-164956.jpgErin O’Connor.

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Carmen Dell’Orifice

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Daphne Guiness.

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Diane Von Furstenberg.

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Me..( lurking in the background )….and Mr Jones!

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Nicky Haslam.

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Marie Helvin.

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Erin again…..this time in colour.

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SJP.

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My own David Downton…..from the V&A exhibition 2008

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And my cushions made from Marks and Spencer re usable cotton bags featuring more of Mr Downtons work.
’twas a wonderful way to spend a Sunday morning after a lovely weekend in my favourite city…..more of that to follow soon. Oh and to round it all off….here’s me taking photos of the loo!!

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Well….would be rude not too wouldn’t it?!!!