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Oh dear, I have been sadly neglectful of my blog again! Motherhood is a full time job you know :) I will try harder though, and try to post regularly here, promise :)

As the title of this post suggests, there is going to be things about the 1950′s in this post, and crochet things too, so without further ado, let’s dive straight into the 1950′s :) I love the 1950′s, it is my favourite era, I love everything about this time, and recently I have bought some really wonderful books about the 50′s, my favourite of these been A 1950′s Housewife and A 1950′s Mother, both by Sheila Hardy,

These really are wonderful books and I can not recommend them enough, they cover every aspect of life as a 1950′s wife and mother that you can think of, from going to the hairdressers, to the clothes we and our baby’s wore, what we ate, knitting, sewing and crocheting, leisure time, how we brought up baby, these books really are wonderful and I definitely count these two books amongst my favourite

Another good book is the 1950′s Scrapbook, which, as the name suggests, is a scrapbook of all things 1950′s! Here are a few piccies to whet your appetite :)


Another great book is this one..

This book was originally published as two, The 1950′s and The 1960′s – The Best Of Times, but has now been published under this one title, and of course, my favourite section is the 50′s part :) Here are some piccies from this great book.

And of course, the latest issue of Woman’s Weekly A Vintage View is the 1950′s, and it is fabulous!


I am really enjoying collecting this series :)

And now, let’s talk crochet :) Well, as regular readers of my blog will know, I am a crochetaholic! I love to crochet :) I always have something on my hook, and at the moment, I am crocheting a lovely cardigan for myself in purple 4ply, it is the South Sea Cardigan by Vicki Brown which was published in the Inside Crochet magazine a few years ago, I have no piccies of this as yet, but I will be posting some in the future.

I recently crocheted this gorgeous little sailors outfit for our beautiful baby, it is by ShiFio, I love their patterns :)

And I have also just recently finished crocheting this adorable little bear for our Little J, who is called Miss Pinkleberry on account of her pink eyes, lol :)


The pattern for this bear is by Sue Pendleton, who has recently retired from designing, her work is wonderful, I simply love her toy patterns :) Miss Pinkleberry is a jointed bear, so her head, arms and legs move, here she is in her frilly bloomers and stripey stockings

and in her finery, posing in Little J’s bedroom :)


And speaking of Little J, here is a recent photo of her, my gorgeous, beautiful, amazing daughter, I love her so so so so much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend, bye for now :) x

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