Decorate with Buttons – What a surprise !

How do you decorate your walls?

A Bit Bonkers

On a recent trip to town I discovered a yummy shop with some wonderful ideas for decor.
I just wanted to take these gorgeous buttons home with me.
Unfortunately they were glued down so all I could do was drool over them.
The assistants thought I was a bit bonkers.
decorate with buttons
This was just a small section of a decorated room divide in a London shop that that I adored.

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The Fashion and Textile Museum – Dressmaking Workshop

Dressmaking scares me quite a lot. It harks back to school and failing miserable to make an A-line skirt.
So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to learn from an expert.

Dressmaking at the Museum

I had the best of times at the  Fashion & Textiles Museum, London.

The ‘Pattern making on a Mannequin’ Workshop. was led by pattern designer Theresa Hewlett who has worked on the garments from Strictly Come Dancing.

The aim of the day was to learn how to make a bodice shape with calico and then transfer it onto paper to make patterns to fit my own figure. Continue reading “The Fashion and Textile Museum – Dressmaking Workshop”

Alexandra Palace…….. inspiration from a by gone era….

I am sure you have heard of or have visited Alexandra Palace in London, but did you know it was the first home of BBC TV.

Victorian Palace

Recently the Palace have been running behind the scenes tours, explaining the history and development of the Palace from conception to what we know today.
Here are some behind the scenes at the lesser known  Victorian Alexandra Palace Theatre  which is in a state of decay .
I had to share the fantastic paintwork with you. The patterns, painting paint and decor are a joy to see.
Original woven carpet from the entrance to the theatre
Original woven carpet from the entrance to the theatre

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