I chose ten pretty fabrics, mainly 1930s-'40s inspired, and quite a few of the new Cath Kidston cottons. I am so glad she has finally brought out some more haberdashery weight fabrics in pretty colours. Maybe our chat when she admired my patchwork bag did the trick!
You can see them all when the shade is upside down.
Pretty when lit too.
Other than that, there's also been some more felty stuff going on. I was lucky enough to source some more vintage stamens at the weekend, lovely ones with pearlescent finishes, and so have used these in a new batch of 1940's style posy brooches as the first batch all whizzed off to new homes. I tried a couple of different styles. I made a posy with three rose stems but it took me so long to make I think it shall be a one-off as far as my shop is concerned!
I have restocked my Etsy shop and you will find the posies and the lampshades there if you fancy a spot of shopping.
I have also decided to move on some of my stock, why wait for the January sales I thought, when folk could probably do with making some savings now? So you'll find good mark downs on all sorts of things from cute cuddly owls to heart shaped crochet brooches to feedsack cushion covers.
I can barely believe that in less than an hour's time, the Munchkin finishes school for the Christmas holidays. Crikey. So, that's it for 2012 for making goodies to sell, time to get on with a quilt that needs making for a Christmas gift, some placemats and goodness knows what else. I hope your own preparations are going well. Feel in control? Good for you! Now I have to evacuate my Den as a really cold wind is blowing and I can barely feel my hands!