Red is the rose that in yonder garden grows Fair is the lily of the valley Clear is the water that flows from the Boyne But my love is fairer than any
Thank you, Sam (Hettiecraft) for reminding me that there were only 11 sleeps til the WOYWW get together - ooer, that's coming around fast, there's quite a lot of things to do....better break the rules of a lifetime and MAKE A LIST (don't faint, Julia!!)
Last weekend's card marathon was great fun, the ladies were lovely, the food all went and I sold quite a few items! Win-win-win :D There was rather a lot of cake left over so people were forced to take some home in doggy bags as I didn't want the temptation!! Sorry, but I didn't have enough to send some out to all the Woywwers - I'll make extra next time!
So, I've been making some more stuff as there is another craft fair next weekend....
Thought I'd have a look-see at what red checked/spotty fabric I had (hence the lyric!) - rather a lot, as it turns out.
Isn't it amazing just how many tones of red there are? But they're all good for linings, hearts, applique - ah yes, the 'C' word has reared its head at LLJ Towers. It's all my band's fault...the Christmas Music folders were handed out last week!! Seems far too early, doesn't it? But our first festive gig is about 8 weeks away and pieces need to be rehearsed!
I forced Julia to come to Dible and Roy, my favourite fabric shop in Marlborough, as I needed to get some more of the 'Radley' scottie dog cloth - the things that gal does for me :D As she will tell you, it is an Aladdin's cave of rolls of fabric and I found two that are at the opposite ends of the spectrum...a plain linen of beautiful quality and this eye-poppingly colourful specimen that reminds me of India.
To bling or not to bling, that is the question...?? I knew I already had this zingy lime green spot and they make a pretty good combination.
Anyway, some of the red check gingham has been used in earnest, see how this one fares at the fair.. :D
It's hard to get the colour balance of the linen right, it's slightly more silvery grey in reality. I'm quite pleased with the rim of gingham at the top of the bag, that was a happy accident (don't tell, will you??!)
The good thing about working at school again is that these discounted book companies always leave samples to buy. The Book People (who are also online) had this rather interesting looking colouring book for £3.99..
There are some fun pages...but why leave it for the grown-ups? I think they'd be fun as a wet-play activity for the 10 and 11 year olds! Now here's a question for you (and probably reveals more about my personality..) Why do I find zentangling an incredibly frustrating (and boring, sorry...) thing to do and yet I love colouring in?? There's no rhyme nor reason, is there?
The one top right reminds me of medieval floor tiles in Winchester Cathedral, gorgeous!!
Have a happy week everyone xx