Saturday, 22 August 2015
Yesterday I was digging deep in my fabric stash trying to have a bit of a clear out and I came across these two UFOs. The top one, my friend Kath may recognise as I sent her a fabric postcard with a very scaled down version of this image. It's taken from a book "Art Deco" and I decided I was going to make a quilt using several of the images and the quilt as you go method however, I never got beyond this block. When I discovered it yesterday I new it would make a great cushion.
The second piece I found was the stitched panel. This is my own design which I did around the same time as "the Balloon" quilt. As you can see Rabbit has two new friends his Teddy and Hedgehog. Once I stitched it I had no idea what to do with it so like all the other UFOs, it got put away. Seeing as I was in cushion mode yesterday, this also seemed to lend itself to a pillow style cushion. I have a nice little stock pile now for the stall on Saturday 5th September 10am till 4pm at Holy Trinity Church, Rosemary Lane, Formby L37 3HA. Please feel free to drop by and say hello. X:)
Friday, 14 August 2015
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
|Two new snowmen today.|
|Lovely fabric I purchased today.|
|I just couldn't resist this one, hmm I wonder why!!|
Today the sun was shinning, I decided to make the most of it and go out for the day. I jumped the train to Chester to visit one of my favourite shops, Liberty Bell. It truly is a beautiful shop and as ever it did not disappoint, I was spoilt for choice. In the end I purchased two fat quarters and two half metres of fabric. How cute is the snowman fabric and how very apt! I then nipped round to Abakahan as Liberty Bell had no blue striped ticking but I also spotted this lovely subtle blue spot so that went in the basket to. Walking back to the station I spotted this delightful little book in the window of a charity shop. I read a few little snippets on the train home its quite quirky but it was the beautiful illustrations that really caught my eye. Of course I had to make another snowman in his PJ's with the snowman fabric. I love them all but I think he is my favourite so far. Some of you may recognise the blue check PJ's as Colin's shirt, which I used to make my little boy rabbits dungarees a little while ago.
Monday, 10 August 2015
|My Snowmen in PJ's.|
|Snowmen in PJ's in Tone Finnegan's Christmas craft book.|
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Did any of you play the game "whats the time Mr Wolf" well I feel like that's what my life has been like since returning home. I have been so busy that the days have raced by me and before I knew it the week had gone and I was back to the start of a new week. There are a few reasons keeping me extremely busy but the main one is getting things together for the vintage fair in September. I have been creating my own cushion designs, writing up patterns, as well as seeing family and friends, then volunteering at the Atkinson Gallery as part of Uni work experience. It really is all go but in a really positive way. Today I thought I share my latest cushion designs.
After making the beach huts using pastel fabrics, I made a bright one. This cushion went to a lovely home which I am so happy about. A trip to Liverpool for more cushion pads and a quick detour and I popped into the Walker Art Gallery to see the John Bates At Jean Varon exhibition. Which is fab!
|The back of the monument in the middle of the garden, next time I go I will take a pic to the front, I was just trying to get the angel.|