Friday, May 22, 2009

Laundry Day

I recently went to a Flea Market and found some vintage detachable white collars. I had no idea what I was going to do with them but knew they must come home with me.
They were in desperate need of washing so, with heart in my mouth, I found out my scrubbing brush and boiled and scrubbed for England! I must say I did have an easier job than my 1940's counterparts as I used Vanish to help (does that count as cheating?) but the results are amazing.
This has now led to a new body of work based on the 1940's/50's mindset of "Make Do and Mend", focussing on the daily life of the housewife, in particular on laundry routines. Keep your eyes peeled for a sneak preview later.
I have also just received my copy of Artful Blogging Magazine which has some really good articles in this month. I especially found the article by Donna Courtney ( very inspiring.


  1. Hi Corrine, love the peg dollies, they take me back to making them with my dear Grandma when I was a child, i'm going to the fair on Saturday, it looks like it's going to be a fun day!

  2. Thanks for your lovely comments. I remember helping my Granma peg out the washing too.