Sunday, 17 April 2011

On a warm and sunny weekend I have...

finished off the giveway bunting for Nancy... what do you think, two of the fabrics have fishes, whilst the other has stylised wave.  Nancy wanted something bright and cheerful for her senior's centre... hope that I have fulfilled the brief.  I will be at the PO first thing on the morning to send it through to her.





I also hit Belle Fabrics (or as I will aways know it , Richardson's) where I topped up my fat quarter stash.  they had smuggled in some lovely new summer fabrics together with the most fantastic Australian inspired patterns.  Simply gorgeous!  Rather embarrassing as I had to go back three times... the second time to pick up some fabric for Deborah's bunting that she wants to use for the the Royal wedding and which should tide her over to the Diamond jubilee!    And then I realised that I need some double sided fusible interfacing for some applique I have planned.




  Now, I am off to finish sorting out the lining for my Can Can bag which I am slip stitching in.

And all of this is just done in time for Wendy's Handmade Monday - I am constantly amazed by the ability of my fellow bloggers and the fabulous quality of their work.  I also tried my hand at  Kanzashi flowers, which Lisa posted up as a tutorial on her Dreamstar Diary



PS the bad news is that I also went to the Hand Weavers Gallery in Finsbury Park after my felting course... have you any idea what it feels like to stick your hands into a bag of Merino Tops - it is sublime!  I have a further course on Thursday and will combine the two courses and report back at the end of the week.  Jeanette Trim, I am holding you responsible for my new obsession.

13 comments:

Wendy said...

Clicking on your blog this week was an absolute delight - those fishing boats at the top combined with the gorgeous summery bunting made me feel all summery and happy!
I love felted things and imagine if I ever did a felting course I would be seriously hooked too. One day, maybe!
Thanks for taking part in HM x

SeniorCrafts said...

Oh Ros - the Bunting is so gorgeous! The folk at the Day Centre will be thrilled - the seaside designs are so fitting, as we start our annual day trips to Brightlingsea in June, where the Centre has a beach hut. Thanks again for your generosity! Nancy

cj said...

Looks like you have some lovely fabrics there! Enjoy! :)

The mum of all trades said...

so pretty!

Carolee Crafts said...

You certainly had a fund packed week and love the bunting, think we are going to see a lot of it around but prefer the fabric sort to the plastic. Don't be embarrassed about having to return to your favourite shop, at least you had an excuse that you actually wanted something, lol

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

That bunting is gorgeous and all those fat quarters you have there! It makes me feel quite summery and how nice of you to do it for Nancy!
Happy handmade Monday
Rebecca x

Suzanne said...

Such wonderful bunting. Lovely!
Hugs Sue x

Your Friend Susie said...

All this sewing has made me drag out my old sewing machine and created quite a problem for me over the weekend! I ended up with a new Singer and....well, maybe I will learn to use it. :) Lovely stuff you're making. Inspiring.

Ali said...

What a great post - I love the flower and the bunting and those fabrics even make me excited (and I can't sew!)

Ali x

Mrs A. said...

Your Kanzashi flower is very striking. I had a go at making one too but forgot to take a photo of it before I sent it to a friend in Australia. Der! I have two bags of merino tops and they are lovely touchy feely.
Hugs Valery Anne (aka Mrs A.)

Picto said...

Love the bunting. I had to look up what merino tops were..... wow, no wonder you're hooked.

Jan x

Little Harriet said...

The flower looks stunning, love black and white together. I really want to find out what it feels like to stick my hand into a bag of merino tops- I'm so tempted to have ago at yet another craft... must resist as I'm taking other half the house with beads and wool and sewing machine as it is!

Charters said...

You've certainly had a busy week - and still managed to blog in time for Handmade Monday. Interesting read.