Where has the week gone?
I began the week thinking that by the time I got to Friday, I'd have created lots of new goodies for my stall tomorrow at The Maltings. But all I've managed to get done is to finish off the cottages I as working on last week and use up half a book of fabric samples.
Here's what I did.
First I took a book of fabric samples (you can read how I came by these here)
I wrestled with the book for a bit, to try and get the binding to come undone, but had to admit defeat in the end. I put my feet up and had a cup of tea to recover, then cut the samples out of the book.
I ended up with four colour co-ordinated piles.
I then trimmed all the raggedy edges. Whoever invented the rotary cutter and self-healing mat, blessings be upon you!
I cut some bits into smaller pieces and patched them together.
At this point I got rather carried away and forgot to take any photos!
I cut linings from an old linen sheet, and made straps from the last bits of the
Maybe I'll think of a snappier name for them though...
I'll probably add some buttons this evening, or maybe some Suffolk Puff flowers.
I promised in my last post that I'd give some more detail about the spindles, but I'm running out of time (work in a short while, brother to hospital this afternoon). So with apologies, I'll just put up a photo that gives you a clue...
Maltings Monthly Market tomorrow - if you're in the area, come along!