There's been good and bad news on the postal front.
I'm really upset that a parcel from the lovely Kylie of Lucy Violet Vintage has gone missing.
I was ridiculously excited at the prospect of seeing what treasures she had found, and I'm gutted that she has spent her money, only for either Australia Post or Royal Mail to lose the parcel. Boo! I'm still hoping it may show up, fashionably late.
On a more positive note, Royal Mail managed to get a parcel from Walsall to Sheffield without any misadventure. Hooray! Vix has been at it again with her Care Packages of Wonder.
A beautiful skirt from India, made from recycled sari fabrics, a 1972 June annual, 1950s cut out dress-up dollies, and a Butterick pattern, poodle notelet, and....
... a dress which couldn't fit me any better if it tried!
Actually it's part of a Tricoville dress suit, I'm assuming from the mid-late 1970s, what do you think?
To quote Vix; I love it but not sure if it works worn together! She suggested trying the top with skinny jeans. Yeah, and you know how I look in jeans, right? Still if our Style Queen Vix makes a suggestion, you'd be a fool not to listen!
Could I look any snootier? It must be the fascinator giving me delusions of grandeur.
Can I make this? Vix reckons I can.
I loved cut-out dolls when I was little. I remember having some particularly fabulous ones in the late 60s-early 70s with amazingly groovy clothes. Wish I still had them.
I don't actually remember June, though I feel I ought to. Turtle neck, tiny skirt and knee socks - yep, that says early 1970s childhood outfit to me!
Camping advice, including useful foot care tips.
Interesting that wearing the same dress is considered dowdy... A little bit of bitchiness, 1972-style!
Luckily, my blogging sisters are made of kinder stuff!
I love my gifts. I love this dress. I love blogging!
I don't love the crap weather and the fuzzy wuzzy scuzzy indoor pics. Oh well, you can't have everything.