FLOWERS BLOOMING ALL THE TIME,
SMELL THE ROSES, SMELL THE GRASS,
OLD MAN WINTER CAN KISS MY *!@
(From Spinal Tap - fab movie!)
On my desk today are stripes and spots!! I've had a commission to make 6 place mats and a long table runner for a friend. She came over and spent a happy half hour rummaging through my fabric and chose this combination. Bright and breezy!!
The craft fair last weekend went reasonably well (given the petrol situation AND a competing fair at Marlborough College). I made some cushions for the first time ever and they went well.
The Union Jack fabric looks good whatever I make in it!
As does the Punky Jack (my nickname for it!) and the stripy. Think I'll make some more of these!
I bought some fabric last week - well, there's shocking! The cupcake fabric is another commission for an apron for a mad keen baker and I just liked the other one. It's the same colourway as the very popular doggy fabric, so we'll see how it makes up. But I still haven't found a cat fabric at all!! Turned up zip, nada, rien, zilch on that score. Definite gap in the market for any textile designers out there :)
Even though the temperatures have fallen this week, my tree has started to show his blowsy, feminine side! The blossoms are just peeking through - I like the faint moon just below the branches.
Other signs of Spring are the daffodils and celandines on our long hazel hedge bank.
The bank is our garden boundary and is a very old hedge line - you can see it on all the old maps of our village. When we bought the house, the hedge was in a right old mess, so DH and I read up about hedge laying and set to. We're really proud of it, must take a bigger pic to show you sometime.
Finally. I'm in the process of setting up a blog shop and was taking some photos of stuff yesterday. I was trying to take an arty shot of one of the cushions when someone felt they could add a certain cuteness to the scene....
He's thinking 'But you couldn't POSSIBLY afford to buy me!'
I'm thinking 'Harry, me dear ol' mate - you're so cheap, you'll be anybody's for a tin of tuna and a tickle under the chin....' !! Sounds like someone else I know!!
Hope you all have a great week :D xx