Anyway, an email from Jayne to provide some photos of my "wares" in advance of the Vintage and Handmade Fair had me reaching for the wool, fabric and finally, the camera so I thought I might share my piccies with you. I've also discovered a site via Flickr which allows me to make mosaic pictures so I've gone a bit mosaic crazy. Hmm, what was I saying about being obsessive?!
First up, I enjoyed making that covered hanger to go with my mum's birthday present last week, so I set about finding the stash of hangers I bought an age ago, with just this type of project in mind, then spent just about as long deliberating over fabrics, trims and little crochet flowers with which to beautify them! I found a use for the vintage lace I bought in Honiton on New Year's Eve. Want a look?
Secondly, I finally got round to finishing all the cute crochet flowers I've been making, sewing pretty vintage buttons or pearly beads at their centres and brooch pins on the back to turn them into lovely corsages, ready to brighten up coats, jackets, cardis, hats...
I'm sure I'll be adding to this little lot quite a bit before May.
Lastly, some pretty-but-practical peg bags to chase away those wash day blues! Surely the laundry will be a much more pleasant task with one of these hanging on the line? They're crafted from various lovely Cath K fabrics with some ribbons added and oh yes, some little crocheted cotton flowers as a finishing touch, of course. I made quite a few more of these peg bags but I've run out of the requisite hangers for now. I'd have loved to have taken a photo of them hanging on the line in the garden with a bright blue sky behind but it has been a truly grim and grey day here, today.
Today, other than trying to take photos in the gloomiest of light, I've been making Union Jack cushions. More of that another day...