Monday, 30 April 2012

New Shop and Finished Patchwork

Whoop Whoop, got my new little shop today made by the ever-talented Julie, I'm in love with it already and it's still empty!   It is to go on a shelf in my newly decorated kitchen.  Shelf is still in the cupboard though, but hopefully I will get all the things on the wall this week, including my little shop!   I'm intending it to be full of shabby chic things, have been busy printing pictures etc., just hope they are the right size, I think they are but won't know until I get them in there.  On the hunt for shelves etc. now as well, am going to make some cushions and quilts as well, even bought my favourite Cath Kidston fabric to make them (I love the fabric), although think a lot of it is too big for dollshousing, but I will have a go with it and see what it looks like.

Today has been an interesting day, decided to do battle with the sewing machine (never used one before), was very proud of myself managed to thread it all and do the bobbins tried it out and perfect stitching, thought brilliant!   Got my full size quilt out, pinned all the wadding in and the backing then took it downstairs to finally sew, hmmmm well it didn't like it!  Ended up with a lot of blue air and then put it all away again for another day.  Decided it wasn't going to beat me, so have now finally (only taken 20 years lol) completed the quilt, back to old fashioned hand sewing, but it's done now.  It's been sitting around so long the fabric must be vintage Laura Ashley fabric now lol.  It's only a single size one, and my boys certainly don't want it, so it's now relegated to the airing cupboard, it's such a waste really, I have no idea what to do with it, probably spend the next 20 years in the airing cupboard.

I'm trying to keep myself busy as I'm finding it so hard to do this Milk Diet in readiness for my gallbladder op next week, 1 week down, 1 week to go.  4 pints of a milk a day and nothing else is extremely hard going, don't think I've ever been so grumpy and weepy!

Now some piccies of the shop and finished quilt!

1 comment:

  1. Awww sorry your so fed up on the milk diet it will all be over soon! The quilt looks fabulous a real heirloom just hope one day one of your offspring appreciates it lol and the little shop is very cute look forward to seeing it all filled up! x