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, 28 October 2010

'Blood and Bones' Muffins!

Blood = Beetroot, and Bones = white choc chunks!

500g Beetroot (cook,drain,blend,cool), 250g self raising flour, 225g sugar, 1 teaspn baking powder, 2 eggs, 75 ml veg oil ( I use Olive oil), 75 ml milk and a handful of white Choc chunks.

Mix oil, eggs and sugar, add flour/baking powder, add cooled/blended beetroot, add milk.

Bake for about 20 to 30min on about 180. Check after 20min as ovens do vary. You'll get about 12 to 16 larger ones but this year I'm going to make mini muffin sized ones so I should get loads!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Dark Artists from Folksy - chills for Halloween.....

I was going to do a post featuring Halloween clothing items but Folksy are already featuring some great things and I suspect that they'll be plenty of Blogs covering that aspect by the end of the week. So I thought I'd do a different aspect and had a look at some of the more gothic art being produced. Some amazing things.....here's what I found.....

By Malice in Underland 'Alice in Wonderland Gothic Lolita Art Print' http://www.folksy.com/items/843737-ALICE-IN-WONDERLAND-Gothic-Lolita-Art-Print

It's all about the prints 'Ackerrari' http://www.folksy.com/items/821285-Ackerari

Harriet' Imagination 'Revenge is Sweet' http://www.folksy.com/items/770293-Art-Print-Revenge-Is-Sweet

GhettoGran Stencil Art 'Marilyn Manson' http://www.folksy.com/items/900709-MARILYN-MANSON-hand-painted-canvas-pop-art-original-stencil-artwork

Silent Theatre ' Black Rose' http://www.folksy.com /items/776113-Black-Rose-glossy-A4-print

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Car Trouble??

I’ve been thinking about Cars…..

Primarily because we have a had a recent MOT bill ( boooo….).

Now I hate driving …I mean REALLY hate it.

I only started driving again recently after a break of about 20 years, lost my nerve after a couple of accidents ( and no I wasn’t driving at the time). A patient driving instructor has got me on the road again with a refresher course. Now I know I can actually drive ok, but still don’t want to ….and after years of not doing it find it had to build it into my life!

However I do like stylish cars and loved being driven in the Citreon DS we used to have. Our best moment was when after a heavy rain storm a section of road was flooded – we just set the hydraulic suspension on it’s highest setting causing the car to rise up higher than normal and just coasted thu’ causing some amazement – my niece wanted to know if it could fly too!

So anyway thought I’d do a car’y blog featuring some Folksy sellers and maybe give some ideas for more bloke’y Xmas pressie. Enjoy…..

Mini Illustration from Lynsey Hunter Illustration http://www.folksy.com/items/781485-Mini-Cooper-car-Ink-and-collage-illustration?shop=yes

VW Bugs Photo from Alice’s Photo Shop http://www.folksy.com/items/735125-Bugs-

Camper Van Cushion from Top Floor Treasures http://www.folksy.com/items/572961-VW-Camper-Cushion-by-Top-Floor-Treasures

Vintage Car Clock from Fizzy Popov http://www.folksy.com/items/867281-Vintage-Motoring-Tin-Wall-Clock