Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stitching & Vintage Fabric

Hello dear followers!
How has your weekend gone?
I'm sat typing this in my favorite 'le moustache' t-shirt in an effort combat the fact that at 12 o'clock I'm lost to cineworld for ten hours! don't worry for my sanity tho', i have come up with a handy trick for surviving the dreaded 12-10...i just think of it as two five hour shifts, one with an hour break the other with a half hour break...its not as bad that way....kind of.
Anyway onto news of the stitchy kind...
we are busy preparing for a craft fair on the 28th of August, for this one we have decided to mainly concentrate on Plush Toys, so we've been sewing up a storm upstairs at 40 Albion Street. Would you like to see??...
(We made these guys with the intention that they would be 'special' toys, you know the ones which a kid keeps forever, ones that sit on the shelves of their bedroom...that sort of thing)

So you have 'Bert' the dinosaur (originally a giraffe) and Paul the possum bear (originally a plain old bear)(he's got quite a cute face, i think he looks a bit shy.)
We've been working on some Misc Monsters for the fair to. They are made out of some super soft fleece. Most of them are patterns which we have made before apart form this little guy...
(He makes me think of a Boxer know when their top lip gets caught up and their front teeth stick its smiling at you?)

We also struck gold on the vintage fabric front. We are lucky enough to have a really good relationship with our local craft store (they order us in extra large bags of stuffing...and we mean i have to carry them back to the shop on my back like a sack of potatoes!) Anyway the lady that runs the craft shop asked if i would like to have a look at some fabric she had eyes nearly fell out of their sockets!

There was sooooo much amazing stuff down there...i believe i shall treat you all to some snaps of them drying on the line... (I think that the awesome orange 70's one is destined to be cushions and perhaps a lion plush, there's also about 2 metres of some lovely pale blue linen)
(There is sooo much of this grey fabric, i do believe that the flowers are sweet peas which is good because they are my favorite!...this fabric will definitely become lots of cushions)
(Another awesome sample from the 70's...I'm rather taken with the lion and its rather smug look on its face! at the far end you can see some wonderful red and blue flowery cotton as well.)
There were lots more fabrics but i didn't want to over do the 'fabric drying on a washing line photos' so i shall take one of those lovely 'fabric in nice neat piles' pictures once its
Anyway...time for some breakfast...
Speak soon

1 comment:

  1. Uuuu! Nice plushies! Thanks for the comment over at my blog - must come and visit you sometime. We are up in Cheltenham about once amonth - although usually on a Sunday evening to dance at the Tithe Barn. Now that I'm graduated, maybe I can come up and see the sights during the day on a weekday!