If in doubt, buy fabric! Yes, yes I know I don't need it, but when faced with a half decent selection of patchwork cottons (at C+H fabrics in Eastbourne on Saturday), I just cave. James and Felix gave me 10 minutes (they both seem to find fabric shopping rather torturous) and I came out with the following:
A lovely selection of purples for a baby quilt. I'm planning on a sliced coins design (click here for gorgeous examples from Don't call me Betsy's quilt along ) in graduated pinks, purples and maybe the odd green.
A metre of this delicious lightweight cotton lawn for a summer dress for Felix
My "of the moment" favourite grey flecked cotton
and for no particular reason this Amy Butler print - the green got to me.
It hasn't been all shopping and no making. I hemmed a curtain on Saturday night, and then unpicked it because it wasn't straight :( grrrrrr
Oh, and I did attempt one of those vintage soft toys from my earlier post. My favourite is the tortoise, but it turns out she is supposed to be a pouffe and is 14 inches high. She's still on my list (don't worry Nic!) but I thought I'd start with something simpler, and I went for this owl pattern.
Almost unrecognisable? Cute or creepy? I can't decide!
Anyway, I'm on a roll now, so expect some more stitchings in the next couple of days...
PS Happy Valentine's Day - and big thank yous to James for my gorgeous "Felix proof" bracelet xxx