What time is it, Karen? It’s Sew O’Clock!
Isn’t this the most awesome wrist pin cushion ever? I bought it from Mary at the Leigh-on-Sea Vintage and Handmade Fair. I was spending the day with one of my most bessie mates in the whole world, Alex. Here we are enjoying coffee and cake:
Alex and her husband, Barrie, are two of the finest human beings to ever walk this earth, who have sired two of the gorgeous-ist children ever to skip this earth, so it’s always a happy day when I visit them. Yesterday, though, us girls had plans to shop and shop we did, leaving Dad and the kids to visit a fire station!
The fair was a fantastic combination of handmade and vintage. There was oodles of loveliness and originality.
The above photo is of Betty, co-owner of The Dinky Emporium, who are opening a new shop next weekend! I love her look, don’t you?
After some vigorous spending, Alex and I strolled around Leigh-on-Sea, visiting the charity shops and their fabulous fabric shop, Belle Fabrics.
After all this shopping, it was time to eat! And eat, we did…
Finally, can I leave you with some snaps of this curiosity brooch I couldn’t resist buying for a couple of quid. I don’t know that I’ll ever wear it, but isn’t it intriguing? I love that the postcards are hilariously from Cockington!
I really recommend a day trip to Leigh-on-Sea. I last visited to trawl the charity shops with Miss P. It’s a great place to escape to from London.