Sunday, 16 February 2014

a little update

So a whole week of holiday has gone past and its back to work tomorrow. Boooooo. But there has been some fabric love :D

The holiday started with a weekend in York and on my way home I went to Fletchers Fabrics. 

Score!!! The very bottom one is 2 metres which I think will become the backing to the vintage hexagon quilt. The rest are 1 metre cuts and I also got 2 metres of a lovely batting. The one on the top is my fave!

I've been a bit interested in some mini quilt kits and after making a half of one I decided I could make something much more me. So i pulled out some of my christmas pressie fabrics and got making. Ready for my first ever completed quilt? 

Meet my sweet little dolls house quilt!!! Isn't she cute! I was so happy with her that I did something I've never done before. I made instructions! This afternoon I've cut out all the pieces of fabric for a second one and here it all is...

I know this is a bad pic but my other one came out sideways on blogger. So here it is, my first ever kit! and its going on my Etsy shop tonight! EEEEEEEEEEEP!!!

SO yeah, busy week! But now its Sunday and rather than finish off the vintage quilt, or the mini quilt I started making last week, or finishing quilting another project I have had sat around since before christmas, I'm starting something new. Just a sort of flowery hexagon quilt thingy that doesn't really have a plan but doesn't take too much brain power.

I have some beautiful chairs that have come to live with me that i desperately want to show you but will have to wait until next time because my computer won't upload them. But I will say that right now? My bum is in heaven :D and my back! my new chair for my sewing table is nothing like the horrible straight back dining chair I was using and I am so comfy I could fall straight asleep.


night  night

Happy sewing x

Sunday, 2 February 2014

London and lovelies

What a day! Warning, this will be picture heavy...

Yesterday me and the rest of Team Robertson bundled ourselves onto the train to London to go to a Breakthrough Breast Cancer event.

The mr took us to the train station, but not before he'd said hello to our family dog Mabel

She is the best dog ever and since I stopped living at home I miss her so much!

We got the train and soon the alcohol was flowing.

Not for me because I don't drink fizzy but don't they look squiffy already! And it was only 10am! That's my mum on the left, never seen someone so happy to have their pic taken!

After the event me and my bestie Ashleigh went for a wander! I lived with this girl at uni and she is someone I can talk and talk to and never get bored!

We went to Liberty's. I cannot believe that after living in London for 2 years I never went here!

How beautiful is this!!!! 

I could see some fabric but I just couldn't get there! 

Amazing chair! And it was on sale, knocked down to... wait for it... £1200!!! How is that sale?? I could buy 2 of my favourite corner couches in Next for that!!!

Hey if your going for the wacky chair why not take this gorgeous thing home too? Look its 30% off! LOL

I loved this kitty plate but £38 is a bit out of my price range.

Really wanted to take this little guy home!

I thought these little peeps were so cute, Ash thought they were something straight from hell and when I turned round and came face to face with another set I must admit the longer you look at them the creepier they get. Its the eyes.

The lights in the stairwell were beautiful.

Button wall!

I found ric rac! I then found the price so none came home with me.

But I did buy a little something. As did Ashleigh, she was very excited to get a bag...

I jumped on that bandwagon...

I feel like my eyes are creepy in this pic, a little like those creepy dolls on the shelf in Liberty's. 

Wanna see what was in that bag? 

They wrap up your fabric like its a little present! And when I got it out at home it really did feel like a little pressie to me! 
See the little needle case there? It has pins, needles, safety pins and a beautiful little pair of scissors all tucked in there!

These are all rowan fabrics, I didn't buy any of the Liberty prints because they were so flimsy. I know that's what they are supposed to be like, for clothes maybe, but I like something a little more sturdy and these were my faves. Poor Ashleigh was very patient and even held some of the bolts for me whilst I picked. 
I keep seeing pictures of plain quilts. just one fabric on top, one on bottom and quilted and bound. Some are beautiful. I only have .5 of a metre of each these because I'm cheap and I hate paying £15-£16 per metre but I think maybe something really plain so I can just show off the prints.

We also nipped into M&M's world. I've been before but Ash and I was thinking a yummy treat. But when we got there I was still so stuffed from dinner that I couldn't stand the thought of getting any!

Yummy!!!! I really wanted a picture of the blues and greens (you can see them off in the distance) but it was just too crowded. I do love that they call it a London Attraction though, it is a fabulous way to pull people into your overpriced shop! Attraction my left butt cheek!

So that's it for my day out in London. Can't believe it is over already! And on top of that I can't believe my weekend is nearly over!

It's all OK though, one more week at work and then I have a whole week off!!!

I'll just share with you these lovelies that I got the other day...

Fat quarters!!!

Happy sewing everybody!