27 July 2009
26 July 2009
I thought I had found some pretty basic playing card sets, however once home I realised I had stumbled on some unusual packs. I think I am now addicted to collecting playing cards especially the vintage ones!
Their eyes creep me out.
I think the best find of the day, Argos complimentary cards c1960 - a bargain at 20p.
A couple of odd sets I couldn't leave behind... a shame I am missing 'The Coop' from The Family Favourites and (as quoted from the antique card website) 'the very special sailor joker'. I could possibly have stumbled upon a couple of packs worth around £60! Not bad for a £1 spend.
Trouble is I don't want to cut them up
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21 July 2009
19 July 2009
4 of a Kind (Kings)
Things have been slow the past week. The excitement of posting my first Etsy sale took it's toll and I have been too laid back about making more pieces to sell. So, I have finally managed to photograph the latest addition and get it up on Etsy. Of course there are two so one will be going to Tiger Lilly's very soon. I think this one is the best yet, the more feathers the merrier.
14 July 2009
12 July 2009
Full House (Kings over Jacks)
Royal Flush (Hearts)
I am really into Etsy, pin badges, playing cards and updating the blog... It's about time it happened and I feel as though I have now found something to concentrate on. I only hope it lasts more than 5mins (like most of my other projects).
After visting Scarlet on Saturday I raced home and produced 6 more pieces. I have decided to make two of everything, one for the shop and one for Etsy. That way I don't have to make any decisions about who gets what. It's difficult making two of something I am a one-off type of person so I am quite proud of myself.
Oh and here is an example of the hats I have been producing. This one is called 'Aces High' and it is the first to go on sale in Tiger Lilly's, Reading. Hopefully in the next couple of weeks I will get a few on Etsy. Just got to find boxes for them now!
11 July 2009
Today has been very exciting. The [on the button] range of badges and hats are now on sale in 'TIGER LILLY'S VINTAGE BOUTIQUE', 22 HARRIS ARCADE, FRIARS STREET, READING. I was approached by Scarlet Fullilove, owner of Tiger Lilly's, whilst out for Lisa's 'MAD HATTER'S TEA PARTY' themed 30th birthday party in the Oakford. I was attracting a lot of attention due to the tea cup fascinator with wired playing cards balanced on my head. Scarlet asked if I would be interested in putting a few things in her shop and I jumped at the chance. It's the first time I have ever done anything like this and I quite like it! What an opportunity! So go and check out the shop it is full of wonderful vintage clothing, jewellery, bags, the lot. I could have easily spent a small fortune on some of Scarlet's handmade bracelets. Hopefully my bits will sell and I will manage to walk out of the shop without spending the money... I seriously doubt it!
I think a green poker may would look great underneath!