For today’s venture into the unknown I thought I would draw inspiration from the wonderful Mrs T over at Caren’s Creative Canvas & Craft
~ sorry to brandish your good name about Mrs T, feel free to disassociate yourself from this post at any given moment, but please be aware YOU do have to take part blame for this new foray into uncharted waters
Anyhoo what am I up to ? …all you good folks who quilt will understand the title ‘mile a minute’ as its a reference to using scraps of fabric to …well make new fabric really, I’m assured by the good folks on ‘The Google’ that there is no wrong way of doing this …I’ll be the judge of that thank you !! I have a project in mind but after seeing Mrs T’s amazing fabric creations I though it was high time I took a leaf out of her book and used up some of my off cuts !!
At this rate in a month of Sundays I’ll have enough designer created ‘new fabric’ to actually begin phase 2 of my project until then I’m having a ball ‘painting’ with fabric
Many many thanks to the super duper Kerry at Love Those Hands At Home stitchery wizard, lover of vintage table linen and all round good egg who advised me to drop in on a lovely lady called Karen who has taken all my guess work out of trying to figure out what I’ve now found out is the palm leaf stitch
and here is the image to follow should you want to have a go yourself
I have to say everyone here in blogland is a joy to behold ~ throw a random question out there are you pull every trick in the book to help, Kerry you have moved me to tears with your quick response to my dilemma, thank you I’m so grateful xx
To all the avid cross stitch enthusiasts out there in blog land I NEED YOUR HELP …just how do I do this …
I’ve perused ‘The Google’ in the hope of a tutorial, now either I’m not the brightest or using the wrong words to describe it ~ but I’m drawing a blank can anyone put me out of my misery ….Thank you in advance x
I’ve been on the search for curtain material for ‘The Designer Bathroom’ for what seems like forever, at one point I even saw / lusted after some fabric ~but it was ridiculously priced so I’ve been making do with a donated pair of curtains in a slightly sickly shade of blood-red, not ideal as I’m quite sure blood red in the curtain department is a touch passe. Anyhoo on a visit to an antique centre I happened upon a little room where the owners re-upholstered pre loved/ vintage/antique furniture and they were selling off this as it was surplus to requirements
Then out of the corner of my eye I saw this
The lovely chap…possibly at the risk of loosing a limb when his good lady wife finds out (she had nipped off for a cup of tea) gave me a price too good to refuse …£20 for the two
Which in my mind would be too rude to refuse !!! I thrust the money at him and was trying (almost unsuccessfully ) not to gallop out of the centre before his good lady wife finds out what he’s done 🙂
Moo AKA Gelfling Grandson & I have spent a magical couple of days together, as you may be aware one of his all time bestest thing (his words not mine :-)) is to be outside and if that includes a long walk all the better, soooo after a leisurely breakfast that’s exactly what we did, where the sun had cast shadows a little frost lingered
If that wasn’t enough magic we found something fantastical
And on the way home Moo’s eye caught sight of something bright red
As you may or may not even care I’ve been having random thoughts towards next years craft fairs and trying out variants on a theme – it seems I have a slight reputation for rabbits …as if !! yet I’m working on keeping my stall ‘fresh’ if you know what I mean, Anyhoo as a lover of vintage I thought I’d give something retro -ish (not a real word but if it catches on you know who was throwing it about lol) So here is what I came up with
I do love an apron/pinny they are just sooo COOL, what has this to do with rabbits ? well ….
I think this random thought adds just a little rabbit interest that my stall could may well accommodate
There is only one problem …I want to keep it for myself !!
After what seems like the longest time ….it’s been 3 months actually but hey ho I’m at this stage of my studies
BUT the good news is ….my brain is full of useful, important work related stuff and DA DA DAH
Now for news on 2nd Born’s nursing studies ~ as a complete surprise for him Beloved & I have decided for his elective placement next summer to sponsor him to go to Tanzania for a month, I have arranged to have a leave of absence from ‘The Workplace’ to look after Gelfling Grandson so in a few months ..