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Francaise vivant au Pays de Galles depuis 9 ans, mon blog est un joyeux melange de tout ce qui m'interesse, m'interpelle et me fascine. Avec des photos notoirement pourries!

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Why Be Good?’ Celebrates the Jazz Age

Mary Mallory / Hollywood Heights: ‘Why Be Good?’ Celebrates the Jazz Age

Originally posted on : “I’m Thirsty for Kisses” from “Why Be Good?” listed on EBay at $8.49. A pulsating, dynamic salute to the jazz-mad, anything goes generation, the restored Colleen Moore feature, “Why Be Good?” features... Lire la suite ›

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Mon blog est maintenant en Anglais et en Français :-)

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En Vrac- maintenant aussi en Français!

En Vrac is now in French too! I finally got the push to have my posts both in English and French. Now, it might sound odd, but even though French is my mother tongue I hardly use it nowadays so my written French sometimes comes across as a... Lire la suite ›

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The Great Gatsby-ish skirt

The Great Gatsby-ish skirt

I’m going to make a confession: I’ve never gone past the first page of “the Great Gatsby”. I tried several times to read it, and never managed to pass that damn first page. And I am not really interested by Baz... Lire la suite ›

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Easy Peasy Minnie Mouse-ish skirt

Easy Peasy Minnie Mouse-ish skirt

I am blitzing through my stash of fabric at the moment and trying to make things out of everything. Mostly this involves sewing a casing into any piece that is wider than my hips, inserting an elastic and sewing both ends together. Which... Lire la suite ›

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Deliciously delightful: a quick and easy recipe for chocolate chip madeleines

Deliciously delightful: a quick and easy recipe for chocolate chip madeleines

This is the sort of dream recipes for me, quick, easy and the final result looks incredible, partly thanks to the use of special madeleine-shaped silicon moulds. These are not very expensive (check eBay!) and if you’re considering... Lire la suite ›

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What’s coming up…

What’s coming up…

Hello! This weekend is bank holiday weekend in the UK,  and since I haven’t got much planned I am hoping to catch up and post as much as I can! I have loads to share, I have been really busy sewing this last week or so, hopefully... Lire la suite ›

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Let’s play

Let’s play

I was going to name this post “and now for something completely different” but decided against in the end! Although the following is indeed a little bit different from what I usually post. I am really interested in lingerie... Lire la suite ›

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London

London

Ah dear, I have been neglecting the blog again! The problem is, I finally have a bit of a life, but can’t really find time to blog about it. So, with nearly a month delay, here is a post about my short break in London town. I went a... Lire la suite ›

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A day at the races

A day at the races

Last Saturday was the day of the Grand National in the UK. In the nearly 10 years I’ve been here now, I never really got into it, apart from last year when I happened to watch it on telly at some friend’s house and got caught... Lire la suite ›

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Rockabilly (kind of)

Rockabilly (kind of)

Yesterday evening I was invited to go to town by a couple of lovely girls from Lindy Hop. Our first port of call was Revolución de Cuba, a fantastic place where they usually have a themed night on Fridays. We once danced on a speakeasy... Lire la suite ›

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{21 vintage lifestyle questions and answers}

Just seen this post on Fashionable Forties Blog a while ago and couldn’t resist taking part. It’s been in my drafts for a while but I thought I’d publish it (until I get to write a proper post!!) Fancy doing this too? Be... Lire la suite ›

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Lindy Hopping for Couture for Change, 17/02/2013

Lindy Hopping for Couture for Change, 17/02/2013

On Sunday I took part in a charity event called Couture for Change. It was taking place in Walkabout, Cardiff and included catwalk fashion shows through the decades (1940s, 1950s and 1960s), raffle, live music, and general entertainment,... Lire la suite ›

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The Irresistible Charm of Embroidered Lingerie

The Irresistible Charm of Embroidered Lingerie

Reblogged from PatternVault: In honour of Valentine's Day, some mid-Twenties illustrations for McCall lingerie patterns including embroidery transfers. The heading reads, "Embroideries That Lend Irresistible Charm to the Intimate... Lire la suite ›

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60s kind of look

60s kind of look

The sun seems to be shining today so I thought I’d post some pics of me wearing my scallop hem skirt. This is turning out to be one of my favourite skirts, whereas before it used to be at the bottom of my wardrobe. I have been... Lire la suite ›

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10 minutes makeover: scallop hem skirt

10 minutes makeover: scallop hem skirt

Do you have an old skirt lurking around in need of a makeover? I made this green skirt from a heavy wool remnant a couple of years ago but never got round to really wear it. It was a bit too long and a bit too boring!!!! Inspired by a... Lire la suite ›

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I made this! Black circle skirt

I made this! Black circle skirt

These pictures are a bit old- they were taken a few months ago, but I thought I’d post them anyway (I haven’t changed that much since then!). And since it’s been a little bit quiet on the crafty side of things,... Lire la suite ›

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I’ve been nominated! Reality Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated! Reality Blogger Award

The super lovely and inspiring Gemma at Impress when you dress  nominated me for a Reality Blogger Award! Be sure to check out her blog, her fashion illustrations are fantastic and she has some serious style. She is only 17 but has a... Lire la suite ›

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How to turn tights into 1920s style stockings (~Tutorial~)

How to turn tights into 1920s style stockings (~Tutorial~)

I don’t think I have posted a tutorial yet on this blog! That’s all very well to post crap pictures of my outfits and ebay findings, but there comes a time when I should share one of my very few crafty triumphs !!! I am a big... Lire la suite ›

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Sunday roundup

Sunday roundup

Well the weekend is now coming to a close, so let’s see how I did on my crafty to-do list! *finish the circle skirt for my mum I have attached the waistband to the body of the skirt and fitted the zip. I just need to tidy up a few... Lire la suite ›

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