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Dots, stripes, a chair and a new teddy suit

brown teddy suit
stripes and dots
brown teddy suit
stripes and dots
brown teddy suit
stripes and dots
brown teddy suit

Sorry for slight photo onslaught, I just couldn’t decide.

I switched round the chairs in the spare room for this photo. This chair is from the 1940s, it was made for Dave’s granny by her grandad (so, Milo’s great-great-great-grandad? I think that’s right), and then she reupholstered it when Dave and his sister were wee. And now it’s Milo’s. We’re going to get it reupholstered again, not sure what colour yet.

Milo has now sadly almost outgrown his polar bear suit, so we’re moving onto this one, which Dave’s mum knitted. He does inspire amazing crafting feats! It’s still a little too big, so I guess I will take more pictures once he’s properly grown into it. But also wanted to get some now, because he matched my muted colours.

Which leads me to my outfit: that’s the whistles tshirt I got in the charity shop (talked about it in my last wartime wardrobe roundup), it’s now completely smell-free! The vinegar got rid of the worst of it, and then I followed Jessie’s advice and tried a bicarbonate paste. It made a right mess in the utility room but it so worked. If I had known this before, I could have saved so many tops I used to own. Ah well!

Outfit stats:
top – charity shop * skirt – people tree * shoes – present (from office)

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  • Kathryn 3 April 2013, 9:42 am

    Oh man, Milo is so cute! Do you know which pattern Dave’s mum used? I need to knit one of those!

    Bicarbonate paste is a good tip. That Vanish oxy-action stuff works really well for mysterious stains and smells, but it’s quite expensive.

    • Franca 3 April 2013, 10:54 am

      it was a debbie bliss one out of a thin book designed for a particular type yarn, I can check!

  • Ariane 3 April 2013, 11:47 am

    Allo Franca!

    Milo est très mignon dans son ensemble!
    They outgrow their clothing so fast at that age!
    Love the chair, nice that it’s a family heirloom, i see that chair reupholstrered with a brigh color fabric!

    Thanks for dropping by

    Ariane xxx
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  • Jessie 3 April 2013, 12:32 pm

    You are looking very beautiful here, the wee man is delicious, and I am very glad the bi of soda tip helped!

  • Veshoevius 3 April 2013, 9:16 pm

    Tee hee – love the teddy bear onesie!
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  • Clare B 3 April 2013, 11:40 pm

    Bi-carb! Awesome tip which I’m squirrel-ing away for all my whites which are not so white anymore. I’d also love to know what pattern she used, that suit is gorgeous for a winter babe.
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  • Hollie 5 April 2013, 6:29 pm

    I love this outfit so much I had to pin it! SO my style
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  • Veronica Darling 8 April 2013, 11:30 am

    You guys look so gorgeous!
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