As I cut up another couple of Ladybird books (I feel bad saying that, but they were not going to grace anyone's bookshelves again, given their outer state, and at least they haven't been pulped!), I couldn't help but think that some of the images beg for new captions.
|Peter couldn't contain his excitement on seeing it was cornflakes for breakfast again.|
|As Mother and Jane departed for some 'retail therapy', Father smiled bravely and waved goodbye to both them and his bank balance.|
What do you think for this one? Note sinister-looking lady at shop door, holding large wodge of cash...
This week has seen quite a bit of fabric arriving in the house. (Well, Mr U-t-B is away - what would you do?) You can see some of it in the background up there - perfect for this year's spirit of patriotic fervour and London-love. It's from Makower's 'I Love London' series - I got mine online at Cotton Patch, just in the nick of time as it is currently mostly out of stock with them. (Creative Quilting - who I've only just discovered via the marvels of Google, seem to have a big range still, however.)
Here are the others I indulged in (just a lickle bit of each, Mr U-t-B, if you're reading - cost less than a couple of bags of cement...)
And they combine so well...
You get the picture!
I also bought some fabric to create outfits for Miss U-t-B and me for the vintage fairs.
Polka dots and cherries for her...
Plus more polka dots for the contrast...
And this for me (from 'The Eternal Maker' with the same super fast delivery I experienced last time I used them!)
This also seems to have sold out now - I'm such a trendsetter!
I got this pattern for Miss U-t-B...
...with the intention of making the dress, which I think she'll actually get some use out of in the summer (if we have one this year. That's the problem about having such lovely weather now - sometimes we end up looking back at the end of winter and thinking 'Oh, THAT was our summer!')
I got this pattern for me - it's quite 'suity' in the main picture but I hope it will work with the fabric I've got. I thought the assymetric detail would look nice and vintage. We'll see!