I have been buying LOTS of fabric this week and other supplies.
a few things have arrived
Amazing birds and butterflies in duck egg. This is a curtain fabric from Clarke and Clarke, an English firm who make amazing upholstery and curtain cottons. The quality is fabulous and it comes in 150cm width.
I find it works really well for my fabric baskets and is more hard-wearing.
A lovely soft roses bouquet quilting cotton.
I love the sweet design of the pink background, how it looks like lace doilies.
Another Clarke and Clarke curtain fabric, dotty in yellow. It looks a bit more lime here, but in reality is is a soft powdery yellow.
I have made fabric baskets with the reverse of this fabric, Dotty Taupe with Pocket Teddy. I am very excited to be using this option called Natural, pale cream with mocha cappuccino dots.
Here they are all together.
These are hair pins! They work wonderfully in keeping thick fabrics together, the kind of thickness that gets distorted by pins and even bends them. They cost under £1.00 for 20, so they are much cheaper than long quilting pins. The spring is quite strong and they are super quick to attach and remove as you go.
I have been busy with orders from the shop, but managed to make one new thing: a burlap storage container set. There is a square one to be used for general "stuff" and a tall and narrow one, the size of a coffee cup, to use as a pen stand.
Burlap was easy to work with and zig zaging the edges was fairly quick. It made me sneeze a lot at first because loose fibres were coming off, but a squirt of spray starch solved that problem and gave it a nice crisp looking finish. This is pre-washes burlap so the weave is dense.
I have put a brooch on the bow, to make it removable. I really like how these turned out, I think I will make some for myself.
What did you get up to this weekend?
Have a great week.