This is what was on my workdesk last week when I realised that I had too much stuff to fit onto a 6 x 2 ' table at the fair. 'Have we got anything suitable with which to make a display stand?' I enquired of my DH. After a bit of rummaging in the garage, he found some MDF which did the trick. I found some wadding, black material and the all important staple gun. All we had to buy were some hinges.
Velour on the front...
Plain black fabric on the back..
Lots of satisfying staple gunning....
One display board, which'll come in handy for all occasions. The black is a good background for showing off the fabrics and we didn't have to spend money to achieve it - RESULT!!
Here's a couple of different things that I've been playing around with. I found the dalmatian fur fabric in the stash from last year and thought I'd make hearts from them - they all went at Saturday's fair! The Bubbles material is back, this time as a desk tidy bin that Shopkeeper Gal commissioned for a birthday prezzy (I'm sure it's safe to show it now!). And I've been making some table centres with place mats for the upcoming fairs.
Julia has encouraged (i.e. nagged!) me to tell you that all my stuff is for sale. If you're interested in anything, please feel free to email me via the link at the top and I'll send you info/prices. I will be setting up a blog shop soonish but in the meantime, email will have to do :)
DH and G3 bought me this beautiful Autumn bouquet for no reason at all, which is why I love it! The pale green/ white 'roses' are actually ornamental cabbages!! They're bizarre but quite funky and add a certain off-the-wall feeling to the flowers :)
Last Friday morning, I'd had enough of sewing and the weather was glorious so I dragged my menfolk out for a walk cos it was just too lovely to stay indoors. We went for a good long stretch around our village...
These were taken in our garden, my tree is looking very handsome, don't you think??
The village graveyard was looking suitably misty and mysterious in time for Halloween...
Our village church was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086, though the present building was changed a lot by the Victorians. I've played piano a lot in this building for school services over the years!!
These cottages are opposite the church - very pretty!
Then we walked down to the canal which runs about half a mile away - it really was gorgeous walking along the towpath, so still and peaceful. We had a good chat, threw sticks in the water and generally larked about :D
I love this photo, might get a bigger version and frame it for our living room.
So, all in all, a fab way to spend a sunny morning - enough time had been spent at the sewing machine. Wonderful Wiltshire, I love living here!!
Have a great crafting week :)