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 !

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Macmillan Sept Coffee morning and WittyDawn Autumn Sale

Well another Macmillan coffee morning has come and gone !

Thanks too all my friends and customers who supported this event- my goodness what a lot of cake was consumed.

As usual the coffee morning coincided with my Autumn WittyDawn Sale and I donated 10% of my sales to the final donation amount.


EDIT: due to a late donation the final total went up to £253.57  !!!!

This is a regular yearly event for WittyDawn - in it's 4th year now.  Macmillan is a charity we as a family have supported for many years via monthly donations too.

However this event also  gives me a chance to get all my stock out and review it for the Xmas period , it MAKES me tidy my studio and not least I get to catch up with lots of people and make a few new friends too.

Here's a few shots of my studio in sale mode:

I now have Clearance Sales running in my Etsy and Folksy online shops

My next event will be VINTAGE HEAVEN, at the Organic Farm Shop , Burford Road, Cirencester on Sat 12th November. Free entry, teas and raffle proceeds all to Paternoster School in Cirencester and JDRF - the type 1 diabetes charity, improving lives until they find the cure. They fund research to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes. Lots or really excellent quality genuine vintage and eco friendly gilts and collectables from a super group of vendors.

Hope to see you there!

Friday, 14 October 2016


So it's time to clear a few product lines to start fresh on new ideas .... THIS means is bargain time for some lucky folks so check it all out

At time of posting I have:
- About 80 items in my FOLKSY CLEARANCE SECTION

Here's a few examples of what's on offer

It's a GOOD time to grab a bargain with Christmas not that far away !

Another recipe - but this time for Dog Treats !

A couple of people have asked me for dog treat recipes so here are the ones that I have used - passed onto me by other kind folks and seen on some great Facebook pages ( eg Lurcher Appreciation Page) :

TUNA BAKE - the one I use the most
1 Tin tuna in sunflower oil, 100 g Self raising flour, 1 egg plus some grated cheese if you like.

Mix, press flat in an oiled microwave dish ( I use a pyrex bowl glass lid) , cook on full full power for 6 to 7 minutes.

Corned Beef bake -
I tin of corned beef , 1 egg, 60 ml water, 300 g plain flour, 100 g cheese
Mix, press into a grease and lined baking tray, cook for about 25 mins at 180 ( 160 fan ) - although I admit I am a bit casual/check it and see about cooking times LOL .

Liver Bake- current fav this makes LOADS
400g liver, 1/2 pint cold water, 400g plain flour ( although last batch I did was 50: 50 SR and plain and was good also, 1 egg, 2.5 fl oz of olive oil

Blend liver and water, mix in other ingredients, bake in shallow greaseproof paper lined tin 30 - 35 mins at 180 degrees. Might have to prick with fork halfway through.

Allow to cool
Cut into small dice shapes
Freeze and then defrost small amount  

Variations ?
You could try rice flour instead of wheatflour
You could try other tinned fish in oil
I only had 250g of liver last time did liver bake so I substituted apple and sweet potato - worked just fine and might be useful if you need a lower fat treat for your dog.

 I have tasted the Tuna and Corned beef ones and the am VERY nice .... but I haven't tried the liver one!

 Here is Tom waiting for a treat - By the way the photo was taken by Steve Shepard - Candid Canines