Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Something old, something new


It's no good - I have to finally join this fabulous blogging community! I've sat like a wallflower at a party, watching you all having great fun while I tried to work out if anyone could join in! Recently I've entered a couple of giveaways and won both of them. I was so thrilled - I felt I'd been asked to join the fun - thank you so much to Lucy of Attic 24 (http://attic24.typepad.com/) who has inspired me to start crocheting and Sue at Vintage to Victorian (http://vintagetovictorian.blogspot.com/).

My blog will be a reflection of the things I love - "something old" being the vintagey thrifted bits and pieces I pick up and "something new" being the things I make from them and will share with you. I'm looking forward to sharing my favourite finds and even some of the disasters - I'm quite happy to have a laugh at my own expense! "Ticking Stripes" comes from my love of vintage fabrics and their quiet understated elegance despite them having started their days as humble mattress cover fabric. I'm sure it will evolve to incorporate much more!

I must introduce you to Alfie (my Sylvac dog) whom I spotted at a car boot at the weekend. He looked so cute I had to bring him home and although my teenage daughter was horrified initially she has already grown to love him! I think he looks rather lovely perched amongst my auriculas. I just love them!

This is going to be such fun! Hope you will enjoy sharing this adventure with me.

Wend x


  1. Hi Wend

    How lovely to have you join us. I'm sure you'll have a great time in blogland, and if your prize-winning sentence is anything to go by I'm sure your blogposts will be full of eloquence and interesting bits and pieces!!

    Glad you like the Scheurer. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it!


  2. He looks quite at home there! Welcome to blogland.

  3. Hi, I shall follow your blog with interest, as a fairly new blogger, I shall enjoy watching yours develop as you go along! I adore your auriculas, they are some of my favourite flowers! I am not very good at growing flowers, I love gardening, but I am not a natural at it, so I find growing vegetables easier. Best wishes and happy Easter, Lois