Sunday, 8 August 2010

Splashes of colour

Morning all - my, how the weeks are flying by - half way through the summer holidays already.  Eek....

During the mad bustle of last week, a lovely little gift popped through the letterbox, and it certainly did a lot to cheer up the day!  I took part in Pay it Forward which Jane from Marigold Jam was doing.

What arrived was a set of pretty pouches which Jane had adorned with decorative touches.  Inside each pouch was a little treat - seeds, soap, and a lovely bookmark with one of her handmade Dorset buttons added to it. Thanks Jane!

I finally got round to uploading my photo's of the fabric I bought at Tikki in Kew a couple of weeks ago.  There was so much choice, it was a job selecting my favourite's.  I'm sure I'll find plenty to do with this lot!

At the till, I couldn't help but buy this ball of wall - no ordinary ball of wall as it's only diddy - standing at a mere 2.5" high.  More for looking at rather than using!

Having worked 24 out of 48 hours getting orders completed over Friday/Saturday, I felt I was due a break yesterday so set to making a cushion with individual Yo-Yo's sewn on.  I've also added vintage buttons to each one.  I wish I had done them slightly smaller, but I'm happy with the finished article.

Right, onwards with a variety of activities this week.  We're then off on a little jaunt, which includes a trip to The Vintage at Goodwood Festival, a trip which I'm very excited about! 

I'll say au revoir for now and will catch up with you all soon.

Toodle Pip.


bellaboo said...

Cushions are the fabrics you've used!
Have a lovely week.

Bellaboo :o)

marigold jam said...

Glad it pleased you! Love those fabrics - one of them reminds me of a sunsuit I had as a child moire than 60 years ago and I love the duck egg blue with roses one too - looking forward to seeing what you make with them. Pretty cushion too.


The Patchwork Heart said...

I love making those suffolk puffs (You call them yoyos!) nice cushion idea :)

francis said...

wauw you're a busy ladie !
Love your inspiring pictures .
Have a wonderful week !

Pink Feather Paradise said...

Time is really flying away with me and I have sooooo much to do... I love your pay it forward gifts... those pouches are so lovely... I am not such a good sewist! lol

and the cushions are lovely... those yo yo's look tricky...!

loving the fabrics too.... I keep collecting fabric but as of yet I have been too chicken to get the sewing machine out! ;D

x Alex

Country Girl said...

Pretty cushion - I think I have seen one similar in Emma Hardy's book?
And how cute is that diddy ball of wool!

bellaboo said...

Me again! Your lovely parcel arrived this morning.I am thrilled with my 'pay it forward' goodies! Thankyou so much Sarah.Will be posting about it later.
Hope you had a lovely weekend.

Bellaboo :o)

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely gifts, and I absolutely love that cushion
Julie xxxxxxx

silverpebble said...

Oh lucky you receiving a parcel from Jane - with one of her Dorset buttons too!

Your cushion is stunning!

Serenata said...

Don't know how I managed to miss your recent blog posts! I love your yo yo cushion and the pay it forward gifts from Jane are lovely.

Your lovely gift to me arrived this morning - a complete surprise as I had forgotten all about it! Thank you :-) Anyway I have scheduled a post tomorrow morning.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous fabrics - especially the circle with flowers and the kittens. I'm very envious, not just of your fabric, but also your trip to Vintage at Goodwood. Hope you have a fab time.

VintageBettys said...

You just inspired me to start another cushion project. I love the blend of colours in your fabric. Absolutely Beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Debs said...

The cushion is lovely, as are the fabrics you bought in Kew - are they new or vintage?
Lucky you going to Goodwood - are you Glamping?

The Little Vintage Company said...

Gorgoeus fabrics, the fabric with the kitten chasing a ball of yarn is very sweet!
Tamzin X

Josie-Mary said...

Love the cushion & the kitty fabric :)

Suzanne said...

Lucky you!Lovely gifts you have and I love the fabrics.
Your cushion is fantastic!!!So cute


HOA Mgr Lady said...

thank YOU for saying(Typing) "half way through the summer". Everyone seems to be saying... summer is over AWK!!! We in California have barely had summer and it can't be Fall! Our days have been cloudy overcast and foggy and I live in southern california!
Thank you summer is NOT OVER yeah!!!

pip said...

Gorgeous fabric and a lovely cushion :)

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