You may be expecting a cushion, and of course there is another cushion on the way (there's ALWAYS a cushion underway!), but more about that tomorrow when I've had a chance to take a picture in daylight.
In the meantime, I've been talking handmade soft toys with lovely friend Nikki. Nikki has rediscovered her sewing machine (the knitting phase is over, apparently) and has been making velvet elephants - very cute.
We think a few vintage style animals in gorgeous fabrics might go well on the craft stall so I went searching in our basement for the old craft books I know I own. Twenty minutes later and with that grimy feel to my hands I emerge with a couple of gems to give Nikki and I some inspiration.
- "Design your own stuffed toys" - Anne Dyer 1971
- "The complete book of handicrafts" Ed. Jill Blake and Joan Fisher 1976
If anyone would like patterns or instructions for these then leave a comment and I'll scan them in for you, I think these cuties should be admired by many!
Will let you know if we have success (with the animals, not the hats!)