Now I know I say this every week, but we took delivery of possibly one of the prettiest ever fabric collections. We were extremely lucky to get hold of some Ballet Rose by P & B Textiles, I love everything about this collection .... pretty posies, roses and ticking stripes.... and the colours are so delicate, the palest of pink, ice blue and a lovely pale green.....think sugar almonds at a summer wedding.....can you tell I love it very much!!
On the trims front, we added to our massive collection of ribbons.....this time simple plain grosgrain in a rainbow of colours....... I'm really loving the bottom two rows, which makes me think of hot summer evenings!
great tutorial for a quick and easy pencil case and put my scraps to good use. Jamie chose the bright pink yellow and aqua combination for his teacher and Poppy went for the navy, red, green and pink mix..... I love them both for different reasons. Jamie's combination bought back memories of buntings past and Poppy's fabrics well there some of our best sellers for Pretty Fabrics and Trims. There's a bit of Vintage Happy, Country Girls, Little Red Riding Hood and of course Sevenberry pin dots! I love have you can miss and match from all different collections.
For the Teaching Assistants I rustled up some little tissue covers using the bright and cheery Flower Sugar mixed with the lovely Sevenberry stripe in red (I can not tell you how useful these stripes and dots are!)
Poppy and I had great fun wrapping them using these free printables, I've started a board on Pinterest where I'm pinning all my favourites....let me know if you've found any good ones!!
The usual round of birthday parties continued.......my children both have the most amazing social calendar! I made another pencil case as a gift which I filled with felt tips and other brightly coloured bits and bobs.....
I then remembered that I had some colourful alphabet beads so added these to the zipper, it was rather last minute so I'm hoping that they do not get pulled off by a zealous 6year old...eeeek!!
I also found time over a cup of tea to do a little surfing......we have plans to decorate our kitchen this summer and I'm thinking a colour scheme of off whites, grey, pale blue...so I couldn't resist when spotting a sale bargain, treating myself to this so so soft yarn.....I'm thinking another granny square blanket but simply made using alternate rows of the two colours...... I will show self control though and not start it until I have at least finished my other crochet wip!!
As if I didn't have enough on my plate I was happily on Instagram this week, when one of my favourite bloggers popped up with a happy little tutorial and invited people to quilt a long...well I couldn't say no....... out came my Tilda scraps, of which I have a ton, and after a couple of evenings of cutting, chain sewing and a little more sewing.....
I have a quilt top ready to be basted and quilted....
So that's it for this week and I've just realised that I haven't taken any pictures or told you about the dress I've made for my brothers wedding....oh well I'll save that for another day!
Thanks as always for visiting and I hope that you'll bare with me over the holidays if my blogging becomes a little slower than usual. I am however still posting daily on both Facebook and Instagram (which I just love!) and when I get the hang of it Twitter.....but it has to be said I am far to wordy for tweeting!!