As any true fan will know,Saturday 23rd November was a big day for The Doctor. It was the 50th anniversary since he first appeared on our screens and begun to force many a child, myself included,to view the tv from the behind the sofa. My daughter became a fan with the arrival of David Tennant and subsequently Matt Smith so when we found a set of Dr Who curtains in a charity shop the Who Dress idea was born.
Even my cat Willow thought she could become The Doctors new companion!
And here is Ami in what she calls…..my gorgeous slightly geeky dress”
The blue and white cotton print is from 1960s. It was in a huge bag of fabric given to me which belonged to a lady who had been a seamstress her whole life and sadly passed away recently. I do hope she would agree how well her fabric complemented the curtain fabric.
And yes, Ami wore her dress to watch Saturdays special episode…….let’s hope The Doctor approved!
I am delighted to announce that Vintage Attitude now has a permanent home in this lovely old church in Colchester,my home town.
The building has been leased by GO4 Enterprises who offer work and training to young people who would otherwise be unemployed. The cafe they run encourages many visitors who enjoy coffee and cake ….
….and then spend time viewing, and hopefully buying,from the wide variety of stalls dotted around the church. Here’s a few of my market neighbours.
Like many of my fellow designer/makers I am constantly torn between the need to make and also finding time for selling opportunities. Now I have a permanent space for my wares to be seen,and bought,I can use my time to make more stock…..which I love doing. So here’s my little corner,right next to the kids play area of the cafe. Good placement for kids clothes…… “Mummy Mummy, I love this…..oh please Mummy…..can I?”
Some stalls are permanent,others pop up randomly,so there is always something new to see and most weekends live music to add to the vibrant atmosphere. But failing that there’s always the piano…
So if you are ever in the area…..come join me in church…..never thought I’d be saying that!!