Friday, 19 June 2009

Little Gems

I know I have blogged about this before but the time is going on and this is just a reminder that the Quilter's Guild are asking people to make and donate a 'Little Gem' for the Tombola project at Festival of Quilts at the NEC, Birmingham in August. Full details can be found on the Little Gem Quilts website "">

This project is for a very good cause as it is to raise funds for St. Anthony's Museum at Guild Headquarters in York. Please if you have time, make one for us. The project is open to anyone, not just Guild members. Full details are on the website.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Fair Update

On Saturday we drove to Bath to set up our stand for the Vintage Fashion Fair at the Assembly Rooms on Sunday. Sunday was a very warm day and we did not see an awful lot of people so things were quite quiet. Just before it was time to pack up we were made to feel a little better with the arrival of a late customer who went round the room like a whirlwind buying things from almost everyone. I think she saved the day for some of us.
We were sitting underneath the chandeleir all day!! Thank goodness it was securely in place.

I have had a busy few days. We were at Calne in Wiltshire Thursday and Friday for a Talent for Textiles Fair.

We travelled to Calne on Thursday and spent the night in B&B in Calne town centre. Not a very big Town and not very much to see but what there is is interesting and the redevelopments have been done very tastefully.
We had a successful day selling our goodies and travelled back home Friday evening.

Monday, 8 June 2009

Sewing for Days

I have been sewing for days, getting ready for a Talent for Textiles Fair at Calstone House, Calne, Wiltshire on Friday 12th June. I have so much fabric hanging around my house I am having a blitz and am making up as much as I can.
These bags are made from an assortment of vintage fabrics and are just basic shopper size but made with lovely fabrics. My favourite is the flowery one with the duck egg blue background.
I have used vintage french linen and metis for extra strength.
I am selling these bags for £18. If anyone would like to buy one please let me know before Thursday as I shall be taking them with me to Calne.
Now that I am in stitching mode again I have lots of ideas for things to do as well as a commission to make some corsets.
I have put more detailed photographs of the bags in to my photostream on flickr. Just click on the badge at the side.