Loving the vintage vibe!

Here's where I'll share my obsession with vintage fabric! It's taking over my house!

I'll sharing with you my favorite fabrics, my 'adventures" in dressmaking using vintage patterns, some home furnishing ideas and no doubt I'll be telling you about any exciting finds! Love to hear about your vintage adventures too!

My first Shop was AudreysCat ( online shop May 2010) , but my new logo / name - WittyDawn , arrived Jan 2014.

I hope you'll have time to browse my shops too !

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Some recent 'treats' for me :)

Now at the mo' I am developing some nw products for the shop and TRYING not to invest in more fabric .

However that doesn't mean I can't treat myself to some Vintage goodies for me , here's a few recent'ish buys

Some jewellery ! I've become a bit addicted to clip earring having been shown how to wear them without pain - Gently pull your earlobe taut away from your head and clip the earing right up close to your head - where your earlobe joins your head. So basically the cilp is not on the fattest part of your earlobe . You can then wear them all day !

I'm not so much into 'chinzy' china - but I did need lots of cake stands back in the Autumn for a Macmillan coffee morning so I made a few like this one - much more my style really.

I was also thrilled to get this tray recently in Pat Albecks 'Daisy Chain' design - one of my favorite designs and I have many fabric/colours of this one.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

January SALE !

Opps ... forgot to say ! SALE !

Sale on in AudreysCat Folksy ... lots or fab stuff ... AudreysCatSale

AND 20% off EVERYTHING in my Etsy shop using coupon code JANSALEAUDREYSCAT ...

check it out  here  .. my Boho bags are a particularly good bargain at that price ... BUT only on until end of January so don't hang about :)

I'm also doing a 'one a day' fabric destash on facebook check out my Audreyscat page

Here's a preview of fabrics to be sold

New in 2014 - new shop, new sewing machine, new products!

Hi all , lots of new stuff in the pipeline...

Slowly putting together a new shop to feature new products ... bringing together my arty skills and my sewing.

Witty Dawn - Over Christmas I worked on a new logo and other design ideas - it may be a while b4 you see the products however ! I wanted a name and logo that was more specific to me - and so it's  a play on my name Dawn Witt and a character modelling one of my fav vintage hats . I'd like to hear what you think! My Etsy shop has moved to this name and I have a new - as yet unstocked shop on Folksy

AudreysCat - still going strong and with a good Christmas behind me :)  This shop also enabled me to be featured both in House Beautiful and in my local paper so it's NOT disappearing! but over time will be more specifically focused on vintage cushions/ bags and offering a wide range of custom options. AudreysCat will mainly be on Folksy - it's original home from  May 2010! - it's is a Folksy featured shop, with over 300 sales now. You'll probably  be see my AudreysCat artwork being developed  in my WittyDawn shop too!( sorry for the copywrite statement all over it but it has already been used without my permission once! ( ref:  http://audreyscat.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/copying )

As part of this new venture I felt I need a sewing machine to match my ambitions - some of the preceeds from my beloved AudreysCat shop have been set aside to buy a new sewing machine! so I'm setting aside some time to play with this and to develop my ideas. I'm not getting rid of my old, basic Brother machine though - just semi retired for now, but it's been brilliant ! However this is my new toy...

My growing business means I have taken over the house rather TOO much. Plans area are afoot to move into a garden studio ... hopefully....