How was your (bank holiday in the UK) weekend?
it was extremely soggy!
Saturday wasn't too bad so Mr B and I pottered around locally, visiting various places including a couple of large charity shops and the farm shop. Sunday and Monday were spent pottering in the garden and doing a bit of sewing.
I have to say I have fallen completely in love with freehand machine embroidery!
This is my weekend project, something I've been thinking about for a little while
A5 loose covered notebooks
These are made using a combination of applique, fabric paints and free motion embroidery.
My ideas are running away with me now - I'm going to do a range called 'Pretty Dresess' and make coordinating items like glasses cases, pocket mirrors, badges, cushion covers and key rings, and possibly brooches too! I'm also thinking of doing other themes including
Home Sweet Home
Life is a Journey
Free as a bird
See what I mean?!! Quite when I'm going to find the time I do not know...
I've been lucky with my charity shop finds recently - lots of wooden cotton reels, buttons and pretty cloths...
I've also bought these for a project I saw somewhere on the internet!
I'll show you when I get around to doing it.
By far my favourite find is this
dinky vintage suitcase.
I am fortunate to have a collection of vintage suitcases (great for storage), several of them have been given to me by friends.
Anyway, enough of my ramblings...
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