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Ivybridge, Devon, United Kingdom
Hi Thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Sue and I live with my lovely husband who I will call Mr V and our nine year old daughter Miss V in a small town in South Devon. Everyone who lives here talks about it as The Village so that will be my blog name- Vintage fron the Village Also in our family are two cats, two guinea pigs some tropical fish and a pond with goldfish I have always loved making things and love pretty vintage things which I hope to sell as well to fund my passion! I am addicted to buying fabric,ribbons, buttons,wool etc and love to visit charity shops and car boot sales.I love glasses of wine, gardening, crochet (easy stuff!) and I am a big E-Bay fan ! I also love to read other people's blogs which inspired me to start my own. I look foward to hearing from you Best wishes Sue

Friday, 17 December 2010

Long time - no blog !

Hi All

Here I am again, seems ages since I wrote a post myself but I have been reading others.

Well school breaks up today- I have just done my last MTA shift at the school for the year. I have been offered a slightly more permanent post one to one with a boy with health problems in the new year. It will be a challenge as I have always worked in shops or offices.

Miss V went off this morning with one of my hand made key ringds for her teacher
I hope she likes it !

I have come down with some sort of lurgy, I had lots to do today but havn't done much at all.
I was supposed to be meeting up with my 'Come Dine With Me' friends last night for our annual present swapping but I had to pull out - oh no
I must be ill because I had to go the 'village' yesterday to post the last of my Ebay parcels and I couldn't even face going into the charity shops !!!!!!!!!

Anyway, cards are written at last, most of the presents are wrapped. I still have to make some chutney. I made it last year , the recipe was from last year's Kirsty's home made home and it was really nice.

We are off to the panto in Plymouth on Sunday so looking foward to that  - oh yes we are !

I will try and do another post before the big day but if I dont,  I wish you all the happiest Christmas ever and thank you so much following by blog.

Love Sue x

Monday, 6 December 2010

Can I do cold turkey?

Well hello again
Hoping everone had a good weekend.
Friday night saw us in the pouring rain watching the switch on of the Ivybridge 'village' Christmas lights. Couldn't believe the rain after weeks of crisp dry weather ! Anyway Miss V was 'marching' with the Brownies so once the grand switch on had happened we grabbed an Indian takeaway and headed home for a bottle of wine !

On Saturday it was the school Christmas fair, I was selling raffle tickets.
Wasn't too busy at all as most parents had bought them in advance. Much easier than last year when I was on the cake stall single handedly and it was MANIC !
Even managed to get a few 'vintage' books which I will show you sometime

Anyway back to the cold turkey subject - I have reluctantly started running down my Ebay selling for Christmas. I am itching not to as its a great selling time of year obviously but I am getting behind with everything else so the last items are ending over the next few days.

 find my Ebay here if you fancy anything !
Its sooooo hard for me sat here surrounded by stuff.
I have been still MTA at school every day so thats good but another reason I am getting Christmas stress even though I love this time of year.

Must be off to watch  Kirsty and Phil's Christmas- not seen the lovely Phil for a while !!

Enjoy your evening

Sue  x

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Still no..........

Snowmen around here
Well we had about 5 minutes while walking to school this morning but thats it !
Just to let you know that I have listed all the things I was talking about yesterday on Ebay
Excuse the clothes and things- one day I will get around so setting up a seperate one!

This fabric is soooo nice

Well thats it for today, off to stuff Miss V's advent calender and maybe catch up with Kirsty's home made
I mean fill up the advent calender's fabric pockets- not stuff down her chocolate one ! - would I ??

See you soon
Sue xx

Monday, 29 November 2010

What do you call this please?


Well its very cold here but still no snow !

I am about to have a final Ebay listing frenzy before Christmas, lots of things including fabric coming up as soon as I can
Anyway the first thing is this lovely lady but I dont know how to describe it??
She is a china head and upper body with a pot pourri filled crinoline skirt
Does anyone know what it would be called??!!
 All suggestions welcome !

Must get on on with it , back soon
Sue x

Friday, 26 November 2010

me again - I forgot to mention.....

Funky knitting patterns !

Is it Friday already?

Hi All

We havn't got any snow yet here in South Devon, we are supposedly getting some later this afternoon but I am supposed to be going out to a Come Dine With Me meal and its about 12 miles away. I am a bit concerned. I dont want to pull out really as the hostess will have spent loads on food so I dont want to let her down.
Will have to keep an eye on things.
Have to go in a minute to Miss V's school assembly. They have dressed up today as Victorians.
I was not impressed with it all this morning but when we got there, even the teachers were dressed up and the desks were laid out in rows and working by candle light.
I think they will have a great fun day.
I have been dinner ladying all week again. I'm getting in a bit more of a routine with it now but it makes the day so short the Ebaying is very behind.
I have managed to list a few things that may interest you

Cloth kits and Woman's Weekly printed fabric panels for rag dolls, a green fabric panel and a fab bag making book
find me here (hopefully!)
I better go as assembly in a minute, have a great weekend and keep warm
Sue x

Friday, 19 November 2010

All boxed up !

 Hi All, hoping you are all having a good Friday.
Look at one of our cats in a shoe box that was on the landing waiting to be taken down stairs, no chance of moving that for a while then. Mind you it would have probably sat there for a week anyway he he !
 We are supposed to be having a new dishwasher delivered this morning - time slot
7am - 2pm  very helpfull - not.  Guess what...... nothing
Will be ringing them in a minute
Anyway while sitting here not being able to hoover ar clatter around in the kitchen etc I have been doing some making
Thank you teacher gifts - hearts and ribbon key rings
All £2.50 each - free UK postage
 Small felt stocking gift bags  £2.50 each

Will be listed on Ebay next week or if you fancy anything please let me know. Loads more colours available.

I had a lovely day yesterday at a posh Christmas fair. I bought a few Christmas presents and a knitted tunic top for myself. We managed a quick sit in the sun on the terrace with a smoked salmon sandwich at lunch time - lovely

Well I had better go, just had a phone call from the delivery driver who says they should be here soon.

Have a great weekend
Sue x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Off my trolley !


Well what weather, yesterday was so lovely and sunny and today its terrible wind and rain - oh well it is autumn !

I have been busy getting stock ready for a fair I am doing at Miss V's school tomorrow night.
Got lots of new things to try and I need to sort out what has been stored away since the last time.
Miss V spent ages last night putting Vintage in the Village stickers on my paper bags for me.
She wants to come and help me on the stall tomorrow and no doubt be spending at all the others so I wont make any profit at all !

 In the charity shop the other day I 'spotted' this brand new shopping trolley bag for £1.50 !
I think it will be a great help in carting my stock from the car into craft fairs. I have been made to promise I wont use it for shopping !
 and I added to my collection of wooden coat hangers with names on - 25p

 some little gift bags I made for the fair

and one of my flock of birdy key rings I have made. The ribbon says -
I'm a vintage bird !

Not sure if the school mums will appreciate them but I thought you would !

I have got a day off from dinner ladying today so I had better make the most of the extra time.
Have just collected a fab parcel of ribbon from the post depot so may make a few more bits - will show you soon.

Have a great day
Sue x

Friday, 5 November 2010

Away with the fairies

Hello again, where did that week go ? seemed to fly by even quicker, I suppose because Miss V had a non pupil day on Monday Anyway on my last post I said about I was going to a Jamie at Home party
it was quite good, there were a lot of expensive things there but some more which wern't too bad at all.
I ordered some great little storage jars, you know the glass ones with ceramic lids and a sort of clip to keep the lid on, I will show you when they arrive.
I have at last been doing some more sewing, I have a fair booked next Friday. It seemed ages away when I booked it but they creep up fast.
I have some great new fabric with initials and flower fairies on- so far I have made some gift bags. Backed with floral fabric and gingham ribbon handles.
Some more initial fabric made up into lavender bags. I did rotate the photo but its still sideways for some reason !

Some assorted mini gift bags with ribbon ties, some are in Christmas fabrics and ribbons
some with Thank you Teacher ribbon and some just pretty.
I have also made some cushions but they are not quite finished.
Just ordered some paper carrier bags on Ebay in case I sell some and I need to wrap them somehow.

When the fair is over I will be listing some of my makes on my Ebay and I may even open a blog shop !
I have so many things to list on Ebay I must get cracking soon
I must go soon as dinner ladying all this week - not very tempting in this drizzle
This morning I bought a Christmas magazine
and in the charity shop - guess what .......................... a Radley purse !! £1.50 

Off to see some fireworks tonight
Have a great weekend  and welcome to my new followers

Love Sue x

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Anyone been to a Jamie Oliver party?

Thats where I am off to tonight - not been to one before.
Hope its not too expensive as Miss J and I have been shopping in Plymouth today.
Two pairs of per una Roma fit jeans (love them and they are nice and high in the waist for an old girl like me!!)
School shoes for Miss V - do you remember me telling you the saga before back to school of the £5 Peacocks school shoes?
Well- they were looking scruffy by two weeks and how they managed to get to half term I do not know. Sure they would have leaked if we had any rain.
Had terrible trouble finding anything suitable today - even in Clarks. She is a size 3 now (even though only just 8) only one pair she liked and they didn't fit very well.
We ended up in Stead and Simpson and got a pair thank goodness. £15 so a sort of halfway house price wise - will they last until Christmas???
They came in a funny narrow box- I dont think we better fill that one for the Samaritan's Purse or the poor kid will feel a bit cheated !

Anyway I better get the tea on - will let you know how the Jamie cookware party goes
pic from Jamie Oliver website

Enjoy your evening, must remember to record Nigella
Sue x

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

just testin photos

mmm - seems to work when I select them all at once ??
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