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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Stitchery




It's been a stitching frenzy around here recently. As well as the patchwork quilt which is shaping up nicely, I've had a go at some hexagon bunting. The idea for this came from Sarah Moore's Facebook page. Sarah wrote two of my favourite vintage craft books (the only two where I can follow the instructions easily), and this is my rough and ready version.



I shall be having a table at the Foxtail Lilly Christmas preview sale on November 8th in Oundle, Northants, so I need a few accessories to pretty up my stall. I thought this bunting might be good to decorate with, as it's cheerful but not too festive (November is still quite early to be really Christmassy).



I've also started to get some stock ready. I bought this old sewing basket at a car boot sale in the summer. It was pretty on the outside, but the inside was stained and torn, so I've given it a complete refurb:



I used fabric I bought in France last year to line the basket, and some gorgeous old braid that I picked up at a second hand stall ages ago. I was just waiting for the right project for this:





I'll post photos of a few items that I'm taking to the sale as I get them ready, and if anyone is interested in purchasing, just let me know and I can quote for postage etc. The sale itself takes place from 4pm-7pm at 41 South Road, Oundle, Northants on the 8th. Be lovely to see you if you live nearby! There will be some other vintage stalls, some handmade gifts, lots of twinkly lights, and a glass of fizz and a mince pie....




And I can't really sign off without showing you the progress of the quilt. I think I've got two or three more rows of patchwork to add now. It's getting quite unwieldy to work with now, it just about covers me completely as I sit stitching in the evenings. Just two eyes visible over the top! 


14 comments:

  1. Dear streetcomber
    Your quilt is beautiful with all the rich reds. The sewing box looks ready to be loved by someone and I'm sure it will be snapped up! I hope your Christmas sale goes very well for you.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

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  2. Lovely refurb job on your sewing box, I'm sure it will be snapped up. Look forward to seeing the finished quilt.

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    1. Hi Fiona, yes I now need to sort out the wadding and the backing fabric for the quilt. I'll definitely be posting a picture when it's done!

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  3. Oooh that buntings fab, I love those colours you've chosen and your blankets coming on a treat! :) x

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  4. Your quilt is beautiful, you must be so pleased....and what a makeover the sewing box looks perfect now
    Thea x

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  5. You have been working hard! The quilt and basket are beautiful.

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  6. I think you've made a lovely job of both the quilt and the sewing basket. I have a similar basket.

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  7. I just love love love your quilt :o) Your refurbed basket looks great too. Have I told you I love your quilt! ;o)

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    1. Thanks Julie, it makes me very happy to hear that!!

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  8. Love the sewing basket. Happy Halloween. x

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