As a result, sewing productivity has suffered somewhat and I haven't even touched the bounty from last week's Festival of Quilts... I did however, manage to put together a couple of cushion tops, destined for the two shops I am now supplying around here (woohoo!) Sorry about the creases and loose threads, these are definitely works in progress!
Having guests has, however, meant time for a little vintage bargain hunting...here are my most recent finds which have restored my belief that there are still bargains to be found!
- A roll of Wonderweb from a charity shop (£1)
- 150m (so it says!) of white piping (50p), I've no idea what I'm going to use this for, but couldn't turn that bargain down!
- Vintage bias binding (20p)
- A 3m roll of heavyweight cotton webbing for bag handles (50p)
- Some beads and sequins from the most amazing stall at a car boot (£1). The chap had lost his aunt whose business had been making wedding dresses and he was selling off her stock. This lady must have been amazing, there was apparently only a fraction of it left and it still filled three six foot trestle tables with bags and bags of beads, ribbons, sequins etc
And finally, This rather fabulous tablecloth from my local antiques place (£5 35" x 35") and yes, it does pain me to cut it up, but I'm still going to!