Tuesday 27 October 2009

Results and Preparations

I'm a bit late announcing my giveaway results, sorry to keep you in suspense. I just couldn't find a slot to get onto the PC yesterday, but thank you to everyone who left a comment! As always there can only be one winner and the random number generator selected number 5 - Congratulations to Victoria of Florence and Mary. Please email me your address Victoria and I'll get the goodies posted as soon as I can.

As to preparations - under three weeks now to the Vintage and Handmade fair and I am almost permanently surrounded by fabric, paint, paper, glue, trimmings, and my (way too big!) To Do list constantly whirring round in my head.

The kitchen table is taken over by stock - at the same time as Mr. Bloom is doing a bit of DIY in there - not a good idea!

So, in the absence of very much to say, I'm showing a few snippets of what will be on offer from Lucy Bloom. Hope you like!

(p.s. I'm switching off my comments for a while again - just until I catch up with myself!)

Tuesday 13 October 2009

Monday Nights and a Giveaway

In common with (probably) a large percentage of the population, I don't like Mondays. It's that horrible back to work feeling together with a disbelief that the weekend whizzed by so quickly. Monday evenings, however, are a different matter as that's when I go to my painting class.

It's a small class - just 5 ladies and our teacher, Jayne (who is lovely!) at Jayne's house. I've been going for several years and now it's really more of a social event - we still paint of course, but we choose what to do and probably spend as much time chatting as painting, and indulging in tea and chocolate biscuits (some of us more than others ;-)).

Most of my projects end up in new homes, since I don't have room to keep it all, but I so loved this project I worked on recently that it's been found a spot in the house - for the time being at least!

It's really a combination of painting, decoupage and collage, and a bit of a departure from what we normally do - not all the ladies share my vintage tastes! I would love to say I painted the roses, they are the decoupage part, from floral gift wrap - my contribution was the corset and trellis leaves.

I ruched some pink ribbon to trim around the bust and also for the hanging loop. I then trimmed top and bottom of the board with lace, braid and pink fringe, then added tiny self-adhesive pearls as a finishing touch. Now adorning a spot on the side of my wardrobe that miraculously wasn't yet occupied.

I haven't been able to blog as much as I'd like in recent months and have been a terrible respondent to the lovely comments and emails I've received, so to say thank you to all my readers I have put together a few things for a giveaway.

Included are a selection of vintage cards:

A fat quarter of my favourite Laura Ashley fabric - Isabelle, of course in pink!

A tiny frame with a fragment of vintage wallpaper, a vintage soap, a floral tin, a vintage hanky, a tiny sprig of pink millinery flowers and a rose scented sachet.

And Blossom, one of my Lillipegs, dressed in flowers and lace with a mass of golden hair.

The giveaway is open to anyone, anywhere - just leave a comment, short or long, before Monday 26th October 2009.

Right, must get back to more mundane things - enjoy the rest of the week - Lucy x