IT'S THE LIFESTYLE THAT I LIKE,
I'LL GIVE YOU YOURS, YOU'LL GIVE ME MINE,
BUT DON'T FORGET TO WRAP THEM UP
IN PRETTY, PRETTY RIBBONS.
(Heavens to Betsy, a lyric from that eccentric chanteuse, Lady Gaga. Ooh, get me, featuring a song of the Modern Day Era!!)
A short(ish) blog today - just cos of life, shtuff...you know...!
Julia answered my clarion call the other day - I needed some odds and ends of ribbon for a sewing project and asked if I could have a furtle through her infamous Ribbon Jar - the star of many a desk photo :)
Kind friend that she is, she promptly responded and brought it over to my house (with a seat belt on in her car!!) in return for a smoking hot mug of Java. And the best way to pick over what choice there is?
TIP IT ALL OUT!!! (OCD sufferers, look away now......)
I rather like that sexy, spotty bias binding but that was too nice to take so it lives to see another day in the RJ! As you can imagine, we had a grand old hour chatting, slurping and sorting out. I think Julia rediscovered some little beauties that she'd forgotten about :) And I was rewarded with a few lovely little snippets - thank you, Julia, that was much appreciated!
So, that was my downstairs desk, now to return to the upstairs workroom - perhaps I'll call it my Atelier - oooh, get her, gone all posh *grin*
3 aprons, cut out, waiting for stitching - I seemed to have a run on aprons recently and needed to make some more. I just picked random fabrics but the colours go together quite well, don't they? I'll have to remember that combo for the future.
The makings of a beading mat, as requested by Kate at the crop - fabric, quilting batting and a suede-ish fabric, perfect for stopping the little beady b*****s from rolling off. Can you tell that's happened to me a few times?? Grrr....
And what's that in the carrier bag in the background?
What I Did At The Boring Craft Fair by Lunch Lady Jan, aged 6 (in hexadecimal)
The punters weren't flocking on Sunday, not to any of the crafters - ah well, you can't win them all.... So I made the best of the day and cut out all the bunting pennants I need to make the decorations for my mate Sue's wedding in a couple of weeks (she of awesome Crop cupcake fame!) Black, white and pink are the theme colours, so I raided my stash and bought some half metres from Fabricland. It'll look fab (I hope!) strung around the village hall!!
Rightio, that's it for now, am off to have a stroll around your desks. Can you get the kettle on, pretty please?? :D