We were out and about yesterday doing research / shopping (take your pick) when we spotted these Kingswood Radio and Alarm Radio sewing baskets at Cath Kidston, which look just as cool in reality as they do on the page.
We actually missed the original Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing back in 2012, which was a guide to creating your very own mid-20th century clothing and the techniques required. Like the blog that inspired it, the book was a hit - so much so that a second volume is on the way. That is Gertie Sews Vintage Casual: A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s by Gretchen Hirsch.
Cath Kidston have been moving away from the florals with which they are so closely associated: we featured their London bus collection just recently and now their new Clocks pattern has caught our eye.