Yes, if it has escaped your attention, as it surely shouldn't have, this Saturday is the next super, spiffing and splendid Vintage and Handmade Fair in Chipping Sodbury. Here, yours truly shall have a stall peddling her wares, along with my accomplices, Mr HenHouse and Master Munchkin, not forgetting many other very talented makers and vintage vendors (at least their wares are vintage, even if they are not).
Today I have attacked my vintage stash and embroidered cloths and have been merrily patchworking away on some cushion covers. This one has a bluey purpley theme...
While this one, still being sewn together, has a pretty sugary pastel theme, all my fave colours.
There have been more crazy hearts, filled with delicious Provencal lavender.
To prove that I really have been patchworking like mad, you can see I needed to buy a new ruler and handle as the others broke, and whilst we were in Lewes last week, I thought I should treat myself to a new pink cutting mat. Well, it would have been rude not to.
Also in Lewes, sister/partner-in-crime and I spotted this extremely cute number.
Yes, we lugged it all the way round Lewes and all the way back on the train and I've loved giving it a pretty makeover. Just right for a special little lady to find under the tree on Christmas morning?
The vintage crib has received a new influx of bunny teds who are jostling for space with the owls...
There are also a few more brooches, a new design using vintage quilt patches teamed with my fave little felty flowers and a touch of hand embroidery.
Oh, if only my "to do" list was looking a little shorter and if only when I crossed one thing off, I didn't think of something else to add? Know the feeling?
Much better to be like Vorey and take advantage of the piece of foam abandoned under the ironing board?
What? Sleep in that nice basket with a cushion in it and a crocheted blanket? When I can have this chopped-into-curled-up piece of foam?
It's all far too much for Charlie Boy who is having to block out the daylight with his furry paw to take a cat nap!
As you can see from the calendar, I'm stuck back on the twelth! If only.
I hope to be back before the end of the week to show you the other goodies I am working on and (fingers crossed) hope to have finished. Hope you are having a good week. Now where did I put that paint brush?