Of course a trip to visit a new baby wouldn't be complete without presents and we chose some suitably vintage and homemade gifts for such funky parents with retro tastes.
I picked up this little children's chair at GB Antiques in Lancaster last month. I won't divulge how much it was as The Vintage Bride reads this blog but needless to say it was a steal. The original paint was a horrid reddish wood stain so we bought a pot of Farrow and Ball paint in Babouche (which is a bit more buttery and sunny in colour than these photos represent) and Mr Biddle got to work repainting the chair.
To go with it, I also picked up some wooden vintage looking alphabet bricks - randomly I found them in a tiny post office, also in Lancaster. But they came in a horrible, cheap box so I made a start on my first project from the fabulous oliver + s little things to sew book by Liesl Gibson which came out in March. If you're a crafty momma or poppa, buy this book. It's ace - beautifully designed and illustrated, and the projects are really well described and laid out. It's the best craft book I've come across.
This bag was created from the 'Juggling Balls & Drawstring Bag' project. I embroidered the new arrival's name onto the bottom fabric panels of the bag before stitching all the parts together.
The Vintage Bride has a beautiful white washed nursery for Milo with flashes of colour and a bit of a cowboy theme running through it, hence the vintage cowboy fabric.
Apart from the odd dodgy bit of sewing, I was really chuffed with how the bag turned out, and the Vintage Family were very happy with their gifts. I wish them all well in the coming months and years.