I stumbled across this lovely wee book in a second hand bookstore recently... Little Stranger by Paul F. Svenningsen. It was published by Putnam & Co in London in 1951, and even has an inscription dated Christmas 1951. It has seen better days, but is just delightful! I have added a few of my favourite pages below, and the rest to this flickr group.
I have received a lot of requests to sew custom fabric bunting lately. I guess the thought of brightly coloured flags waving in the wind is a great way to make the best of this cold weather. It is always so interesting to see the different patterns/colours that people select when I send them the link to my fabric stash. love that it's always something unique, and sometimes combinations I would never have dreamed of putting together, but they always end up looking fab!
It's freezing again here today, my fingers are numb as I type, so I thought I'd put together a little bunting tutorial (click the link for a printable pdf with template, or read on after the jump) for those of you who are keen to make your own - just to brighten up your day!
It is bitterly cold here today... I mean seriously cold! Just when we thought the winter was over and things were warming up we get another cold snap. The girls spent the morning chattering excitedly about whether it was going to snow - after watching the news last night!
I have been slowly chipping away at my overflowing studio... sorting out fabric and bits & bobs. In the process I found a few items that need to be re-homed, so have listed them into an 'Odds & Ends' sale over on my facebook page. There are a few softies, some bunting, coin purses and fabric covered sketchbooks & crayon rolls.
Another few weeks have slipped by without me! Sorry. The weather is slowly warming up here, it is always lovely coming out off the other side of winter... the girls and I were at the beach in shorts and t shirts today. Amazing!
I finished the bias tape, and am loading into my felt and etsy shops this weekend... a sneak peek below.