Saturday, 27 February 2010
I had a lovely time with a small group during half term making fridge magnets out of old CDs, bottle top bugs and fish mobiles. This week I have been asked to run a twice weekly after school arts and crafts club at a primary school nearby, which is very exciting. I start on 8th March and I am so looking forward to it!
2. Vintage embroidery
I received this pretty embroidered table cloth in the post from my mum and it makes me feel very cheerful indeed! Such pretty colours to brighten these dull, damp and cold days that we've been having. Oh, how I am looking forward to Spring, its flowers and, hopefully, some sunshine - I'm sure that would make us all feel a lot more cheerful!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend (whatever the weather!).
Thursday, 18 February 2010
Vintage pattern books and some old spoons...they're only EPNS but I love them, especially the small one from Harrods!
My daughter loves vintage clothes and has promised herself that, once her GCSEs are over, she is going to have a go at making herself a dress with some vintage fabric that she bought a year or so ago. These vintage patterns at 10p each were right up her street! The green dress in the centre is her favourite!
A bag of delights...well, to me anyway...full of embroidery threads and tapisserie wools for 50p!
Sunday, 14 February 2010
How wonderful to hear that my words/pictures brighten somebody's day...thank you very much indeed!
I'm going to break all the rules by not passing it on in the "official" way...after all, how could I possibly choose 12 blogs that bring me sunshine? There are so many wonderful, cheerful, entertaining, uplifting and inspiring blogs out there...so I'm am going to unofficially award it to all of the blogs I follow and to all my followers - thank you all so much for brightening my day!
I had intended to publish this post on Sunday evening, but...
Naughty cat No.1 took up position in front of the keyboard and in front of the monitor...he always likes to be at the centre of things!When you have a moment why not take a quick look at some of the 'Blogs that brighten my day' listed in the sidebar...that's if the cat will let you, of course!
So, here it is...my Holly Hobbie cushion cover, made with help from my mum, to whom I owe so much for teaching me how to knit, sew, crochet and create! Oh how I loved Holly Hobbie...and I have to admit that I do still love this cushion cover, despite some rather bad stitching and its gentle padding with old tights (used as stuffing in so many of my childhood creations!).
I remembered the cushion cover, but had not remembered that the fabric I had used was that which I am now using to make these!