Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Hullo from sunny Tupneyville!

Long time no speak….. Crikey, it seems like I've been away for ages (Slap on the wrist for me, me thinks!)
 Well to be truthful, I’ve been a bit under the weather with the usual culprit of no get up and go L. I’m slowly getting there, so bear with me while I get back into the blogging swing again.

I have a mountain of ‘Coronation Crackers’ to post (Hehe, don’t groan!), so I shall probably lump them all together, otherwise the posts will be never-ending, and to be honest, there’s only so many Corrie Crackers one can take in a whole week!

 I’ve also got a book review lined up to post- I say lined up like it’s already to post! I lie; I have yet to write it, but this shan’t be the case for long, mark my words! (Actually please don’t!)  Anyway, I shall endeavour to get it written and posted by the end of the week…..

 Puchases? Well me hearties, yes indeedy! I have a few more pieces, both big and small added to my ever growing collection, and I’ll no doubt be doing a few ‘show and tell’ posts very soon with those. One of my acquisitions has even put and end to a seven year hankering- I shall say no more!!!

 And on the sewing front, mummy has finished a suit for her little doll called Tupney! I have started a linen dress, with just the sleeves, placket and buttonholes…. Oh and topstitching and hems to complete, so there’s no doubt about it that I’ll have a few outfit posts in the pipe line too!

My, I feel tired just thinking about it all!

I’ll love you all and leave you with a recent photo, taken just this afternoon.

Yes I know…. March + Sunsuit!!!

All I can say is that I’m determined not to be pasty by the time summer is here ;-)


Your Tupney x

Monday, 12 March 2012

Upstairs Downstairs- I Want, I Want, I Want!

Yesterday, I was left whimpering after watching last night’s episode of Upstairs Downstairs. The costumes were wonderful, especially those worn by Lady Agnes. Ok, I’m usually left 'oohing' over most of the costumes, but last nights creations were, in my eyes….something else!
Too much loveliness... Gold, Satin, gathers, pointy bits (that's a technical term!),
 and big sleeves!
I must say, the white hat worn by Lady Agnes in the Stocking factory scene, nearly tipped me over the edge with Jealousy. (< notice the “jealousy” with the capitol J. Yes, I really mean it.) What can I say? I’m a hat fancier of the most serious kind!
Oh hat and neckline I adore you.
Plus, matters were made worse in the jealousy quarters, as I have yet to find a white/cream 30’s/40’s hat of my very own -I have been looking out and wishing for years….Even my Daddy said it was a Tupney hat!
 And as for the costume in its entirety… well, all I can say is PERFECTION… oh, and I WANT IT!  This kind of outfit makes me go all gooey and dreamy. I think the combination of simple lines, and the white and navy colour scheme to be the most stylish of all. You can see for yourself that it’s an absolute dream….

Is it obvious that I like this outfit?

The second outfit of note was a splendiferous, patriotic affair if ever I did see one.(and what a peach it was too!) Never have I felt my wardrobe to be lacking as much, as after last nights episode. Why may I ask, have I not a dress like this? It’s simply not on.  I have the white sunglasses. I have the multi-functional 30’s scarf, but where’s the dress.

What a cutie-woo dress!
This also brings me onto something else that my wardrobe is lacking…. a white 30’s jacket (you might be getting the picture that I have a thing about white 30’s clothes- I think it may be something to do with the fact you always want something you can’t have… mummy usually tries to steer me well away from anything white, or pale in colour, as I’m a right mucky turnip!) I’m rather fond of the vent in the back- great for sports, or if you feel inclined to fling your arms about in and exuberant manner!

And how about these lovelies.....

I love this, though I don't think I could pull it off.
I probably would look like a right frump in it!

Detail of Blanches blouse and jacket. Nice bit of coral trimming!
Not very clear, but I think the collar on the loose coatee simply marvellous!
Green coat envy.
Lovely green dress with a wondrous scalloped collar!
I like both the green dress and Blanches blouse!

again, not very clear, but it's a lovely blouse and eye spy a nice hat!
My, I think I have indulged my costume fancies enough!  I now feel the need to lie down in a darkened room to recover…. Sometimes it gets all too much!

Tata All,
Your Tupney x
Ok, just one more......
 If you are in the UK, and have missed it, then why not watch
or visit the UD webpage!!!

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