Friday, 23 November 2018

Fabric Bonanza

Recently whilst staying with my nephew and his family in Leicester, I discovered a furnishing fabric shop that sells the sample books for 50p and £1.
Well I came home loaded down .... velvets, silks, linens.



I got very excited thinking about what I could make.
It took me some time to get my head around it.
My first ideas involved patchwork so I made cushion covers.




With the linens I made lavender bags ...
 .... and with tweedy type fabrics I made mice.

 I loved making these. They are my own design.

With a single sample which cost 10p, I made a new lap cushion cover.
I have other ideas brewing.
 
This teddy is ready for name guessing at Frazer`s 
school Christmas fair.
I`ve made quite a few pairs of fingerless mittens but this time I have used crochet. They are warmer.
I`ve also made small crochet bunnies.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And yet more button toadstools.
 
Tomorrow I have a stall at the village craft fair.
Some of these things will be on sale.
I am looking forward to it.
 
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4 comments:

  1. What a great shop! Just right for you. What alot of things you've made. I love the mice and mushrooms.

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    1. Yes it was amazing. Hoping to go back soon.

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  2. Wow Jen! You never fail to amaze with your creativity. Such beautiful things and those fabric books were a bargain - well spotted!

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