Hello all! Isn't this quilt cover gorgeous! I've been seeing it all over, especially on the lovely Shabbychic forum, and I know some of you have it already. Wanna see what I've done with mine? It's not lying on a bed... More about it in a minute. But first, I've cracked something with my crochet this week, thanks to the fabulous Attic 24 and my daughter. I'll let my daughter tell you more about how she inspired me in her own post (basically by picking up a crochet needle and just making something rather inspired and brilliant without looking at any books or blogs, but just by having the confidence to go for it in the way only children do so often). Me? I'm thrilled to have finally made a jar cover:
It's quick to do, and really fun to work. I've been wanting to do it for ages, but just not gotten around to it.
So thank you Attic 24 for helping me to think I really could do it. ;-)
I then branched into small bowls...
Useful for buttons...
And then I tried a cute vase dish...
Talking of buttons, I'd like to say a huge thank you to my shabby chic mates, who have each sent me a button for a very special project I have in mind. These are the lovelies I've received so far, and they are all so beautiful... they are stunning, really stunning, but mostly they are beautiful because they are for something very very special.
Thank you Mitmot, Sootypea, Miss_Phish, Boysmum3, Twinny, and Diydeb. I'm really touched. I've tried to post the pic on the forum, but can't. Sorry. Photobucket just doesn't do it for me sometimes. Grrrr.
But no clues on what they are for... yet! ;-)
Now, about that lovely quilt from Tescos.
I've wanted something to play around with for ages, but I like to play with fabric I love. I can't quite bring myself to easily break into my Cath Kidston, worrying I'll make mistakes to something so precious to me, but even breaking into the quilt was hard. But I bought it, because I worked out I was getting around 10 metres of fabric I loved for less than £1 a metre. Can't be bad.
So this morning, Mr Lace and I set ourselves a challenge. He went off to the allotment with the youngest two, for 2 hours, while me and my eldest set too, to see how much we could sew in the 2 hours. We were very productive... two cushions:
Three fabric buckets:
And something else which I forgot to photograph. It was fun, and felt really productive.
I love the fabric buckets, and they are popping up everywhere, which is so cool. I've used them as plant pots, which works really well (as long as you have a waterproof container between the fabric and the plant pot itself, LOL).
After Easter, I've decided to open a blog shop, so my fabric buckets will be popped into it, and play a major part of it. Let me know by email if you want to snap one up. I really just want to fund my love of sewing, and especially making the buckets, as I love it so much. So things won't be pricey. In fact, I'm toying with the idea of suggesting that the buyer sets the price, in terms of offering what they think something is worth. What do you think - could that work?
It's the Easter holidays for us now, so with the kiddies at home, I won't be around too much. Have a brilliant time, what ever you are up to.