Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Beautiful Bank Holiday

Well,what a beautiful bank holiday we had.  The sun shone here in my little bit of Suffolk for the entire three days and not a bit of rain fell; something which is virtually unheard of on a British bank holiday. 

I've been snuffling along this past week with a rather knock out bought of lurgy that Mr Y kindly brought home with him from school.  Snuffles and sneezes are an occupational hazard in his job :o)  To tick me off even further, I've woken up this morning with a cricked neck which is making even the simplest of tasks painful. 

I therefore have very few words for you today (you might consider that to be a good thing!) but I couldn't let the glorious bank holiday slip past without a mention.  We certainly made the most of it!  It involved some gardening, a BBQ, the historic car run, a trip to the ice cream parlour, DIY (it was a bank holiday after all!), sewing, knitting, crafting, baking and birthday celebrations. (The pictures have loaded in a random order - sorry).


A spot of vintage sewing - making good a 1930's dress which had
seen better days.


Just one of hundreds of vintage vehicles that drove from Ipswich
to Felixstowe as part of the historic vehicle run.



Bakewell tart birthday cupcakes with custard icing proved to be a
real hit.

  

New pattern arrivals.  The War Woollies for Women is in appalling
condition but still legible, just! 
 

Some simple knitting - all my woolly headed brain can cope
with right now.

  

Birthday gifts for my lovely mum who celebrated her birthday
yesterday by acting as a member of the WVS at the
Middy at War event.
 

Local strawberries, the first of the season.


The tiny felt brooch that I made my mum from a 1941 magazine.



I hope you all had a great weekend, whatever it was filled with, and think, in just 17 days time, we get to do it all again!! :o)


22 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a great weekend.
    Julie xxxxxx

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    1. Thank you Julie, we certainly did xx

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  2. The 1930s dress is fantastic, so perfect for spring!
    -Emily

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    1. The print is absolutely beautiful. I hope to get some more shots soon to show it off in all it's glory.

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  3. Love the little dogs and the brooch!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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    1. Thank you Liz. She is very lucky I parted with the dogs, I was very tempted to keep them myself :-)

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  4. Do you sell the felt work that you do?

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    1. I certainly so Desirae. For more details, send me an email at style1940s@yahoo.co.uk. :-)

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  5. I hope you feel better soon, though considering you were poorly you got loads done, I am very impressed!
    Oooh ( bus geek side coming out here) I worked on a lodges OB coach model a few years ago, such a nice choice of colours. The OB's are my favourite, they have a wonderful vintage character plus you get to see them on 'Marple' quite a bit :)

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    1. Hello Wendy,
      Mr Y has just done a search on eBay and has located the OB in Lodges livery. I fear it may be heading my way soon :-) OB's are my favourite buses too!! Normally a great array at Showbus but no go for us this year because they have moved it to Long Marsden - my Mr is not happy ! :-) x

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  6. Sounds and looks like you have had a great weekend!! Weather has been great here as well...got loads done on the allotment!! The cake looks lovely...how do you make custard icing??? Also love the Box coat pattern....bet you're not selling that!! :)

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    1. 100ml of milk and 1 tablespoon of custard powder made up as per manufacturers instructions. Cool completely with wet grease proof paper on top to prevent a skin forming. Once cool, whisk in 50g of unsalted butter until light and fluffy. Slowly mix in 250g of icing sugar until smooth. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Voila, custard icing :-)
      You are right, the box coat pattern is a keeper and, one day, will be used - I hope :-)

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  7. HURRAH for another bank holiday upon the horizon! The pattern of that dress is lovely :)

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  8. Love the brooch :) And lucky you, having some nice weather for the bank holiday!

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    1. Thank you Rachel. We were so lucky with the weather, some parts of the country had thunder and lightning but our little patch stayed dry :-)

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  9. You like 1940's style AND green - well then I feel I have come to the right place! Looking forward to mooching around your posts. Nice to meet you x Jane

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    1. Hello Jane, Thank you for your comment, I hope you have fun exploring my posts :-)

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  10. I want to go on the bus!!! Sounds like a lovely bank holiday. Hope you feel better soon :) x
    PS The tea cosy is really easy but looks good. Just carry your yarn across the back to give the ripple effect.

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    1. I want to go on that bus too :-) Thank you for the info on the tea cosy, I'm going to go and find some appropriate wool right now!! X

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  11. So many wonderful things !! Happy belated birthday to your mom.
    That little tart looks so very delicious.
    Have a great day.

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