Monday, 29 April 2013
I recently went to a village auction. I have two sales coming up and thought I might just top up my stock, but I only had a very small amount of money to spend. You know how when you're not expecting something to be good and it turns out to be a little bit awesome? It was one of those. I bought:
* a large batch of linen which contained three of these children's smock dresses, all hand made, quite worn and much patched and intricately darned, but so very beautiful (to me anyway). I think they are Victorian.
The shape looks strange because of my coat hanger.
* I also bought a huge solid stone planter (photos to follow) which nearly broke the suspension on my car, two huge wooden letter racks, some china and this pair:
They came with a large batch of china dogs. My family could not see the appeal, but I quite like them.
I'm getting my stock ready in spare hours snatched here and there.
I have lots and lots of fabric, I had no idea that I'd stashed so much away. I am making a patchwork with some of it, but there's plenty over to sell and then some...