Thursday, 20 February 2014

Spring cushions at Mini Magpie

Firstly, thank you all for your welcome back messages! It feels good to be blogging again and catching up with everyone.
Well I promised to show you what those pastel ribbons were for...
I've used them to trim the backs of some Spring cushions.
A major fabric tidy up and sort out in the autumn made me realise how many lovely vintage fabrics I had featuring baby animals. They get their own drawer in my cabinet! Laying them out together they are all very pastel coloured and Spring like.
I decided pastel stripes and coloured vintage wool would make nice contrasting backs.
So a batch of 5 have been run up for Mini Magpie at Poundbury.
Some used the final pieces of favourite fabrics I've had for years which is always a bit of a shame.
So that's enough of the backsides are you ready for the full frontals?
We have pink rabbits, lambs and ducks...
Beige calves, foals and bunnies
Lilac lambs, piglets and a frog
Cream mischievous ducklings
and yellow kittens, pugs and kids
So I think that pretty much covers every farm animal you can think of!
I've still a couple of other fabrics to cut and will be topping up my stock for a couple of Spring events (see my sidebar).
 I love them all. Which is your favourite?

Monday, 17 February 2014

New Year, New Blogging

I'm back with apologies. My poor little blog has been a bit neglected whilst I've flirted elsewhere in the world of social media. Lured in by Instagram and the knowledge that 'everyone' is on Facebook I seem to have forgotten this little corner of my world.
So I'm kicking off with a day out...
This year has been a bit of a bummer so far. Starting with the Grandad in hospital, taking the Granny to visit and ending up with her in A&E after falling over on the ward! The boiler packed up last week and a expensive new beast is being fitted as I type. To top it all my old next door neighbour who we've looked after in the past and I've blogged about before sadly died last week.
None of these things were unexpected but have taken their toll!
So a day out was needed. My friend picked me up and we headed off to Sherborne...
She's a maker too so I knew she'd like Butterfly Bright.
Lots of bits and bobs to tempt us and I stocked up on some pastel ribbons for Spring projects. More of that to follow. (Yes, I have more than one post in mind).
Next we went in search of the main event. Through Instagram I'd heard about a newish place called Gathered and would you believe they were having a bit of an event.
We found them upstairs on Cheap Street in a lovely space...
Gathered sells lots of handmade and quirky products by lots of different makers.
I recognised these super bunnies straight away. The Vanilla Squirrel's finest were the centrepiece of a Valentine's table.

Lovely brooches by Pygmy Cloud
and a stunning chandelier!
I shall certainly be back for another visit.
And I shall try and get back to this little place a bit more often. Thank you people for hanging on in there. When I logged back in I was amazed people are still looking each day and I even gained a couple of followers! Welcome and best I give you something to read.
Happy Half Term
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