Saturday, June 29, 2013

Making some pillowcases

Making some pillowcases today
adding some pretty crochet edging well i had to get some use of my newly discovered crochet hooks!
i only have this very fine coats Freccia in the craft room so used it for my first attempt
it looks OK considering how long its been since i last took up a crochet hook but I think I will try the thicker cotton next time
Pillowcases never seen to be roomy enough these days so I made mine bigger
so pillow will not be bursting out!
if you would like to try this you will find the most wonderful tutorial at Cassie's  You Go Girl Blog
Posh Pillows it is just wonderful I chanced on it when looking for a crochet pattern to try
Thank you Cassie! {:0)

 I sat out on the garden bench in wonderful sunshine to work this edging
it was so relaxing you should try it!
I got into a state of happy contentment just me the bird song & a gentle breeze

Fabric  used is By Amy Butler
Midwest modern

Have a great weekend

Friday, June 28, 2013

Freshly Baked Crochet hook Roll

Freshly Made in the craft room
i have got my crochet hooks out of the back of the cupboard & decided I may just
rekindle my love for crocheting in the next few days
I usually keep my hooks in a little box but thought they deserved something more fitting

after a few minuets with the thinking cap on I came up with an idea of using some of my collection of vintage linens
this tiny tray cloth was just the thing

Crochet hook holder 
 with a little imagination and a bit of sewing it became the perfect crochet hook keeper

Crochet hook holder 
what do you think!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Wonderful 1930's Petticoat fabric with a wonderful story behind it

                                     This is available in our vintage fabric Etsy store

This is for Half a Yard by 33” wide
I have this pretty war time fabric with a wonderful story behind it
This fabric was purchased by my Mum in law in the throes’ of WW2 when she was a young lass living on her family farm.

Story goes that an elderly lady used to call around the farms peddling her wares for whatever a farming family would give in exchange! food was a good bargaining tool as farms usually had plenty in those times of rationing.

Some assorted fabrics were acquired on that day along with a dinner service that someone earlier down the line had swapped it went swiftly into MIL’s bottom draw and she still has it today!

This fabric was destined for a petticoat or two but as MIL said she had little time for making things due to her farm duties so the pretty undies never got made.

As you can see it is the lightest sheer cotton I have ever seen & so pretty it has got a pencil line that goes the whole length of the fabric see last picture that is on the top layer but should wash out
The fabric is 33” wide
I am selling this in ½ yard lengths
I do have a 2 ½ yard length so if you want more than ½ yard it will be sent as one piece

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Etsy Shop

Our New Etsy store selling craft room overspill