the fam

the fam

Monday, 12 October 2015

Getting Spooked

I'm busily planning a party for Halloween. It's only a small do for the kids on our road but I love the planning bit so they'll be lots going on in the next couple of weeks.

Most of it will be DIY stuff...bin bag spider webs, using an old tailor's dummy as a spooky figure in the garden, glow sticks for games in the dark, bowls full of gooey homemade body get the picture!

The boys are very excited and have planned their outfits. Alfie wants to be the Grim Reaper this year after two years of being a zomblie.


Charlie decided to ditch the pumpkin & spider outfit and this year wants to be a.....BANANA. Yes. A banana.


We have frighteningly good ideas for the food too (see what I did there...) Hot dog fingers, meringue ghosts, worm jelly...not sure I have the stomach for cat litter tray brownies though.

I've yet to decide on my outfit for this year...maybe just getting up and not putting on my make up will do the trick!

If you're looking for Halloween party ideas, I have a whole board of spookily brilliant ideas on Pinterest HERE

Friday, 2 October 2015

Olive & Edna at Bea's Vintage Extravaganza

I run a small vintage business with my lovely Mum, Jenny and we named it Olive & Edna after my Grandmothers. We sell vintage homewares, reloved jewellery, some vintage clothing, decorative items and sewing ephemera.

Back in May, we exhibited locally at Bea's Vintage Extravaganza held at Grantham College.

There was a vintage tea room and beauty parlour, vintage ice cream van and food trucks, singers and bands to entertain and lots of wonderful stalls selling memorabilia, homewares, jewellery, hats and vintage clothing from the 1940s to the 1980s.

We had a fabulous day on our stall and met some really lovely fellow stallholders and customers.
Mum (right) with Julie from Knits and Kitsch

Tomorrow, we're doing it all again!

Bea's Vintage Extravaganza is returning to Grantham college from 10am - 4pm at Grantham College, Stonebridge Road, Grantham.

This time along with all the aforementioned vintage loveliness, there will be classic cars and caravans and even a vintage style Dog Show taking place with categories including the waggiest tail! Bring your lovely pooch along to register and you could win a prize!