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.