The $58 Button

Would you ever pay $58 for a button?  Well I just did!  It is a very special button though – a gilt button of the 58th (Rutlandshire) Regiment of Foot.  And what is so special about that, you say?  Well it was the same regiment of the British army my great-great-grandfather joined way back in […]

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~vintage elna~

A couple of posts ago I briefly mentioned the curse word ‘buttonholes’ and alluded to a future blog post.  Well here it is….. Meet the sewing machine I learnt to sew on: It is a 1950’s Elna Supermatic that my mother bought before she was married.  Don’t you just love the kitchen green colour?  It […]

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Santa is coming…

Since today is the first of December and Santa will shortly be leaving the North Pole, I thought I’d share this photo that I created for a photo challenge on Flickr. There is a little story that goes with the photo. When I was a little girl and Santa used to come down the chimney […]

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