Thursday, 21 July 2011

Thrifty Thursday & more makes....

Happy sunny days are here, Eloise has broken up for the summer and although it likely means I will get less sewing done I'm looking forward to lots of childish fun!

Firstly I'm just itching to share with you my latest thrifty finds from the car boot sale this week, my top find is a simply stunning patchwork quilt.

Its perfect for the fresh summery look I was wanting for my bedroom. It was one of those finds that has you hopping from foot to foot with excitement, its absolutely perfect, its just what I wanted and I love it, best of all I wasn't even looking for it! Some thoughtless person appears to have used the reverse side as a dust sheet when painting but thankfully you don't see that side when it is on the bed.
I love the lace details, they perfectly match a table cloth made by Grahams Nan that I have on my bedside table.

I also picked up a battered old sewing box, I discarded the box as it really was in a terrible state but I did get a nice little pile of notions to add to my stash. On my way out I happened upon this great book, Crochet Adorned which is choc full of cute little patterns, perfect for adding to clothes, soft furnishings, bags, shoes, in fact anywhere you and attach them!

Its also been a week of trying to get jobs finished and off the WIP list. First I finished my Mollie Makes Issue 2 Embroidery project. I love hand embroidery but rarely get the time to practice so when I saw this fab 'Josies Garden' template by Charlotte Lyons I just had to give it a go.

I made it up into a cushion to sit on my bed, it just goes perfectly with the new quilt :) You can get the template here if you fancy giving it a go.

I also finally found time to finish off my 'Vintage Feedsack Dress' using the tutorial from the amazing Jess at Craftiness Is Not Optional

I think you can see that Jools is pleased with it ( I am too but lets not be big-headed about it!)

Then having gotten the bug I moved straight onto Jess's new 'sew-along' for the Junebug dress

I have since added the sleeves and skirt and it just needs hemming, finished photo soon hopefully!

Finally, I had to whizz up a couple of cards, a birthday card for Grahams Dad who is mad for golf

And a thank you card for Grahams Aunt who recently sent me a HUGE box bursting with fabric she no longer needed.

All in all, a very productive week, my favourite kind!

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