Thank you for your kind words following on from the post about the Quilt Festival. At Vanessa's request, I've dug out all the various cards and receipts I collected on the day and I have edited the post with as many links as I can find to the suppliers from whom I bought. So, if you had your eye on a particular fabric, you may be able to track it down. Credit cards at the ready!
A bit more housekeeping. I've finally managed to load my pretty teacup candles into my blog shop.
They are made in genuine vintage teacups, many with matching saucers, with a delicious fresh rose fragrance. I have several burning at home (perk of the job!) and after 12 hours of burning, there's at least half of the wax left. The wax I now use is specially for container candles and is made as a by-product of petrol so you needn't feel bad about buying them as you are not damaging the planet any further. The teacups can easily be washed with soap and hot water of any bit of wax left once the candle has burned and be used for your daily cuppa of choice. I think they are very competitively priced as I recently saw them featured in an interiors magazine for £22 each. Find them here should you choose.
I've managed to finish a few covered hangers which I've had on the go for a while, slow coach that I am (well, actually it's because I started doing lots of other things in between!) They have really pretty fabrics and gorgeous vintage lace along with velvet ribbons and flowers crocheted in the finest, softest yarns (angora and pure new wool). They are currently hanging out (sorry, that was a very bad pun!) here. They are refusing to be photographed very well today, my apologies for that!
I also placed the two pretty patchworked and linen bags in my Etsy store as I still have some fabric left to make some more for the Fair. I've decided it's ages away and I have plenty of time (famous last words!)
Phew, that's my sales plug for today over!
More making now... I thought you might like to see an apron I made recently for a blogging friend who has a little penchant for aprons. It was a bit of an experiment and amalgamated the ideas in Anna Maria Horner's book "Seams to Me" (link in the sidebar) for both the "Full Contact" and "Cup Half Full" aprons, along with a bit of "winging it" my way!
There is an even better photo on Vanessa's blog as she is a talented lady with the camera and styling (and lots of other things!)
I hope to be back tomorrow with tales of the weekend. Cheerio for now...