Thursday, 31 December 2009

Vintage faff mode! ;-)

Today was one of those days when we could have a long, leisurely walk around our fave city... with no pressures !
We started off with coffee, overlooking the Cathedral Green.
If you look at this fab picture, (by Henderson Cisz ), then we are 'coffeeing' on the rhs, just behind where two people are walking.
Shame you can't see us...but I am waving ;-)

That done, we ambled down Fore Street to Ottos.
You have to go to Ottos every day if you possibly can as the turnover of vintage/retro items is such that... blink and you'll miss it!
But you will also find this In Fore Street :
The Real McCoy

Vintage clothing...and their own coffee shop.

The shop on the right is full of if you are also into that sort of crafting then this little alleyway is the one for you.

Back home ..and I you do!

Vintage loveliness...

I was in 'Vintage faff mode'!

I 've altered these embroidery hoops into hanging containers..and filled them with vintage patchwork pieces,vintage buttons, threads,ribbons etc

They will be in my shop soon...I hope I get there first to buy them !


Something which I wish I had made arrived today...well two things actually!

I had two cushions which needed covers and I just happened to spot these on 'Folksy'.

They are even nicer in the's the blog of that lovely crafter...

And now, all that remains for me to say to everyone is...


;-) xxx


Simone said...

The patchwork cushions are gorgeous! Happy New Year Sal with lots of faffing in it!!! x

Liz@Violet Posy said...

Just fabulous finds! Happy New Year to you too, wishing you all the best for 2010 :)

galant said...

Lovely cushions - I spent the day writing so I hardnly noticed that it was dull and grey outside! Happy New Year to you and yours,
Margaret P

Florence and Mary said...

Happy New Year!!!

Victoria xx

Midsummer Stitches said...

Happy New Year All! So glad you liked the cushions, enjoyed making them.

Cally's Cottage said...

All the best,
Cally x

Menopausal musing said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR! (So that's what you did with the embroidery hoops.....). Those cushions are works of art. :O)

Lyn said...

I can faff with the best of them!
Happy New Year to you and yours Sal!

Josie-Mary said...

Happy new year to you & the family, let's hope 2010 will be a good one.
Looks like a very productive day :) Have you seen the new wool shop in Fore street? I was planning on making a visit this week but been too busy at work :( x

BusyLizzie said...

Happy New Year Sal, hope its a good one for the Snippets! Lizzie xx

landcuckoo said...

Lovely goodies as usual Sal and those cushions are delightful.
Happy New Year to you and your family, best wishes
Sarah x

KC'sCourt! said...

Happy New Year. I like what you have done with the embroidery rings. And I love those cushions

Ticking stripes said...

Vintage faff mode is just the best - only bettered by productive faff mode! Great makes. Happy new year!

Rosie said...

Well, I hope 2010 holds lots of vintage and faffing for you as well as lots of cups of coffee in your favourite place:) Happy New Year!

Guenievre said...

Très bonne année à toi Sally !
Et beaucoup de bricolages sympathiques à nous montrer ! Tu as toujours de bonnes idées !
Happy New Year !

Ragged Roses said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Sal! May it be filled with lots more of your special kind of faffing!

Anonymous said...

Much faffing loveliness as always. Happy New Year Sal! ... :0)

Shirl x

Michela said...

Happy New Year to all the Sal's Snippets family!!!!

Country Cottage Chic said...

A Happy New Year Sal & may you do lots of vintage faffing over the coming year!


Isobel said...

Happy New Year, Sal!!

galant said...

I think I'm due for a lifetime achievement award in faffing! This could be the alternative New Year's Honours List - the Faffing for Britain award! Bags I the first one!
Margaret P

Diane said...

I love the word "Faff" - I faff" for England!! Lots of love to you and your family and heres wishing for a great 2010 xxxx

Country Bliss said...

Happy New Year to you and your family.
Yvonne x

twiggypeasticks said...

Happy New Year Sal !!!
Twiggy x

ginny said...

Happy New Year Mr and Mrs Snippets.... hope it is a fabulous one!
with warmest wishes
ginny xxx

Helen Charlton said...

Happy New Year too Sal!! Love Helen xx

Annie said...

Happy New Year Sal. I recognised the lovely building in your photo straight away, I have sat and had coffee in that exact same spot.I really hope I get the chance to visit Devon again this year I have missed it the last couple of years.
Ann x

Flower Girl said...

Happy New Year Sal! Rebecca x

Yvonne said...

Happy New Year Sal. Love the patchwork cushions and also love The Real Mccoy... its a real treasure trove isn't it?

Sarah said...

Happy New Year Sal! I'm into patchwork at the moment and love those cushions of yours. x