28 Aug 2011

what i've been up to this weekend

here is the fabric i got from the lovely lady on berwick market. i'm going to make a patchwork bath mat with this and an old white towel, probably this week!
this is a sweet little antique baby vest from france. it's incredibly soft with 2 tiny buttons. i couldn't resist!
this is my big stack of washable baby wipes. i've also made some towelling ones, so it will soon be a question of finding which ones suit me and baby best, before i make any more...if i need them!
and i got given a pile of new white bibs which i have been embroidering...

photos of those are a bit dark as its so overcast today....grey and cold. stay indoors day with stitching and soup!

Welsh Hoard plus more

*This post is very heavy on images so maybe make a cuppa while it loads!*

So Wales was great, had a nice time. Went to the National Museum of Welsh Life, went down Big Pit, hiked up Skirrid Fawr, a little mountain, and bought lots of tea to take home! 

iron works chimney
iron works
more heather
a working loom in an old woollen mill
woollen mill
old pigsty
me on top the skirrid
circles everywhere

this is the stool/mini table I told you about on the phone
it must have been made from a crate of pears in jars
Back at home and I am flitting between my studio and home. Finishing off the archive book project, thinking of ideas for the next 3 books I need to make for another project, piecing together bits of cloth when I can, thinking about what to make next for the shop, tea staining things and trying to think what I can make for William when he arrives, other than felt booties of course!
end of the rainbow
more tea staining in progress
Talk soon sis.


14 Aug 2011

Fabrics for boys trousers

So my sister Jo has got herself a new blog address; I will update the sidebar asap. She was saying today on her blog that she wanted some blue windmill fabric to make baby trousers, so I went hunting online:
from here
from here
And some non windmill fabric:
from here
from here
from here
from here
Anyway, I will keep looking.