I like to think of a pertinent musical title every week (though the last blog was a movie quote..) and this one, though slightly obscure, sums up how I'm feeling at the moment. There seems to be so much to do and not enough time in which to do it. I know this is a common theme for many of us, but where do the hours go.....??
(The song title is from Brian Setzer's album. You can Youtube him if you're interested. He does a mad cross between rockabilly and big band stuff. I play it very loudly in the car! :D)
I found the funky union jack material in my fav shop in Marlborough, it's a heavy duty cotton drill and so far has been turned into bags, aprons, and a peg bag. The luscious black cherry fabric is destined to be more desk tidies - they seem to be quite popular at the moment. The smaller black and white polka dot is going to be the lining and straps in contrast to the cherries.
Julia and Mr Dunnit popped over for coffee and she kindly consented to be Kate Moss to my David Bailey....lol. Work that camera, babe...
This is the box into which I chuck my larger scraps of fabrics and spare fat quarters - it's quite pretty when you look at it, isn't it? Come and have a rummage.... :)And here's one I made earlier, a desk tidy which is going to be a Christmas present for someone..
I've been a big brave girl and used some more of my buttons...ooh, that was hard. Note to self: get over it...!!
After last week's lovely comments about my village, I thought I'd share another gorgeous property with you. It's my friend Jane's place, up North. She's worked really hard on it over the past few years and it's turned out to become a very desirable residence.
Do you remember the TV programme 'Through the Keyhole'?? The famous catchphrase was 'Now, who lives in a place like this?' Some very lucky dolls, that's who!! Not only has Jane bought some exquisite little pieces over the years, she has real knack for 'dressing' the house with them. Looking at these close ups that DH took, you really see the detail.
It's a 1930's style residence which Jane and her husband Ken built themselves - I really like the marine blue woodwork and would like a balcony like that on my house!This conservatory is attached to the property next door. Jane's mother worked the rug and cushions in tiny needlepoint - amazingly gorgeous.. I want a conservatory now...!!
And last, but not least, my favourite part of the kitchen. I didn't see most of these details until we looked at this shot. Look at the little block of green carbolic soap, amazing.
Whoever makes this stuff must have the patience of Job and extremely tiny fingers. Great big louts like me with fat fingers wouldn't stand a chance. I'd be dropping things all the time!I've got more pics of the rather fancy cake shop next door to these lovely places - but that's for another day.
Have a great crafting week!