Saturday, 24 March 2012

Bibs & Badges

 I've been making a few of these dribble bibs.
Rowan's a monster dribbler, she got her 1st two teeth at 5mths but is still constantly drooling and soaks through her tops very quickly.
I made a rough triangular pattern and used up some of my fat quarters and for the backing used those cheap towels I got from Ikea and also some old terry towelling sheets I got from the charity shops.

 I really like them, I even use them for feeding as they look nicer and get in to the folds of her pudgy neck!

My other latest project is badges!  
I'd been watching badge makers on eBay and finally got one with lots of the actual badge parts as well, it's a London Emblem one and does 55mm badges and I love it, it's really easy to use and I'm currently experimenting with different fabrics/papers to put together some nice badges to sell, as I'm trying to think about putting together an Etsy shop!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Vintage Fashion & Textile Fair..belatedly

 Here are some of the goodies I picked up from the Vintage Fashion & Textile Fair at Chipping Sodbury last February, my Mum & me had a good time even if we did have to pay a £1 entrance fee :( 
A sign of the times?

I ummed & ahhed over these buttons but couldn't resist, I picked up a plain white baby dress and I'm thinking of adding these and some large patch pockets....

 I was on a mission to get buckles and I struck lucky on several stalls

More umming & ahhing but I've been after a good tablecloth for a while, this was from Cowboys & Custard

As a bit of competition, around the corner in Chipping Sodbury there was a rival vintage fair, I'm a sucker for a new corsage!  There was also a fantastic lady who'd painted small pebbles into animals and the detail on these tiny stones were amazing, I got two small guinea pig ones which I must hunt out of the children's bedroom and take a snap of.

Chipping Sodbury also has a real lovely toy shop with lots of good quality wood toys:  Purple Parrot
so we were able to get Rowan her own name set, as both the older girls have theirs on their bedroom door.
This Saturday I do believe it's the Vintage Jumble in Rangeworthy,  it's a bit too much of a drive for me, we're off to the NEC on Sunday instead for the Sewing for Pleasure show. Hope to do some fabric shopping! Anyone else going?

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Blow away the cobwebs

Well it's been a while, I lost my crafty & blogging mojo for a bit.  Too much real life getting in the way!
But the sun is out, I've been a busy housewife and want to get back to catching up in blogland.

Today Rowan's been mostly doing:

New dress from last weekends NCT sale, leggings from eBay and complimenting the Hungry Caterpillar quilt which I finally finished last month!
I really enjoyed it but found that machine quilting (esp. free motion) is NOT as easy as it looks!
Will be putting my new Janome through it's paces and doing some more practice.

Looking forward to a trip to the NEC on Sunday hopefully (without kidlets too) for the Sewing for Pleasure show ...will try and remember my camera