Fresh off the washing line...
I found a matching set of these sweet little cloths yesterday at the op-shop. I love that combination of embroidery + applique- I need to try that out myself. These were covered in little holes (moths maybe?) and a couple of rust marks- just the way I like them.
Also, at the Recycling Centre- this vintage linen, which barely made it off the washing line before I sewed it into a bag for today's shop update- I love those golden poppies so. This is really recycled- the fabric was made up into cushions which had come from a cane sofa- someone else wanted the inners I guess. The fabric also features hydrangeas and 'honesty' plant- as children, my siblings and I played 'shops' often, and used these as 'coins':
I made this batch of 'Heidi Headbands' from Amy Karol's 'Bend the Rules Sewing' and find it a very pleasing way to use the small pieces of embroidered ribbon I've always kept and treasured, but never known what to do with:
Just warning you, if you have hair and I know you, you'll probably be getting one of these for Christmas. I am really enjoying this book. I can't wait for the weekend to arrive, so I can try out more of the designs (hmm, funny that I feel as though the weekends will have so much more free time than the weekdays- i like to trick myself like this.)
And here are a few new pairs of baby shoes i added to my etsy shop this morning, that was, before my internet connection crashed and I had to take a few deep breaths (no Tom around to fix it, trying hard to act as though I don't have a dependency problem, you know how it is.) But it's back now, and I've realised I could have a problem, so am going to do my best to keep the internet time to a minimum over the weekend. Besides, we have vegetables to plant in the garden! Arlo has his own patch and is very excited.
Hope you have a great weekend.