WHAT HAS JULIA STARTED...??!!
I blame it all on her, of course! Without her 'encouragement', I would still just be peeking at all your creations out there in BlogLand - instead, here I am joining in. Thank you to everyone who commented so positively on last week's post - I was overwhelmed by your kindness. I had no idea that the WOYWWers were so far flung across the globe until I started posting on their blogs. I'm pleased to be another thread in Julia's amazing worldwide tapestry.
So, here is my first Lunch Lady Jan's Fabric Frenzy post. As you can see, there's a variety of fabrics on my desk. Already cut out are squares and handles for two doorstops that were ordered at the weekend's craft fair - the pink for a little girl's room, the scotty print for a kitchen. The green fabric with pink roses is going to be a tote bag with the dusky pink spot as lining. There is a local volunteer run tea-rooms that sells craft stuff for people like me - the bag and another doorstop will be going there. Let's hope someone likes them! I had to buy extra fabric to fulfil a couple of other orders, that's the rose print, pink gingham and scotty dog. Honestly, that doggy print (by Clarke & Clarke) is incredibly popular - whatever I make in it goes instantly.
I keep waking up at 6am most days and do a lot of cutting out (in my nightie!) while the rest of the house is asleep. That means I can crack on with the sewing machine later in the day.
Below is a shot taken at a school fete last weekend - I must get some longer cloths to camouflage the boxes under the table! By complete chance, I met up with the lovely Morti - see her blog (2nd July) for the unfolding of the story :) In her photo of the stall, I'm right in the background, in my rather fetching brass band uniform - LOL. That's a story for another day :D The smaller aprons on the display/ironing stand are reversible childrens' ones, the blue dragonflies material is particularly popular. You can't see my tiered 'Tart's Aprons' !! They're a bit like ra-ra skirts that those of you of a certain vintage may remember - or try to forget!! What DID I look like in the 80s??...sigh.... Big Hair and power suits, ah yes, I remember it well :)
You can see Harvey the Rabbit in the foreground. My son and I ran a 'Name the Rabbit' competition, made some money for our band and a 6 year old girl went home clutching a bunny that was bigger than she was - result!
Thanks for stopping by xxxx