A bit of a late in the day post for me, although I have been on the mac all day doing uni work I
now have enough time to do a proper blog post - and with some pretty photos too, because photos make a blog so much more enjoyable don't you think? I have a few little bits and bobs to show, plus some pretty things just for show, like this photo below. No real reason for it, only that it caught my eye today and I took a photo of it. It is at the end of my bed, my two rosali cushions and my handmade Union Jack cushion. Oh and the quilt, which is still the wrong way up because I love the backing fabric so much and I think it goes really well with the rosali too.
The other end, more florals, and some polka dots too. This duvet set is from Dunelm Mill, and is rather muted for me, usually I am full on clashing floral prints! But I thought that might detract from the quilt so I went for white.
I was doing a bit of tidying and re-arranging and moved this lovely brooch I received in a little swap a while back made by the wonderfully talented Sew Hot Mitmot. I thought it would look good pinned onto the Union Jack cushion.
I love the vintage blue fabric in it, infact I saw a really similar print on a pillowcase in the charity shop today and had to leave it as I had no cash on me. I am thinking I might have to go back tomorrow and see if its still there. There was also a green duvet set in that retro floral print (does anyone know what that sort of fabric is called? The fab Kitschen Pink has a beautiful collection of these sorts of fabrics)
Matches pretty nicely I think, it will stay here a while.
I also posted off a custom order tote bag and a matching floral brooch from my blogshop today to a lovely blogging lady for her daughter's birthday. I really hope it goes down well with the recipient. These are my new handmade labels - what do you think? They are quite simple, I could probably jazz them up a little bit.
Its made from the lovely lilac paisley fabric that you may remember I recieved a while back from a lady on the Shabby Chic Cafe.
The tote is lined with the same fabric and has a lilac ribbon on the front for decoration. I really love this fabric, it reminds me so much of eiderdowns. It has a very pretty vintage feel I think.
And my something achieved was this, sewing in my first ever zip, it was just a tester using an old zip and was just as hard as I imagined it would be! Cant quite get my head around the inside out wrong side right side thing.
I think this flowery blue fabric is pretty cute, its vintage, and one of my best charity shop fabric finds!
Practice makes perfect! X