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Wednesday, 27 March 2013

One year older and more for my fabric stash...


So how are we all coping??
Not so cold here today... but very grey...


A Fab Fabric bundle arrived on thursday from the lovely Rachel of http://myrainbowvintagehome.blogspot.co.uk
Do you remember we had a swap I made her a pendant... well in return I got these beauties!!




















































It was my birthaday on Saturday, not had a birthday over a weekend for ages..

I popped into a new little handmade fair thing and found a rather nice green cashmere sweater for £10 then off to a vintage stall just down the road, where a lovely lady called Penny sells her wares, I like to drop by to see what new bits and bobs she has... buttons, lace fabric and this time also came home with a petticoat. I've been on the look out for one for ages... with a little tweak ( undoing a couple of darts) it fits hooray!!


















Penny also runs sewing workshops... I hope she runs another very soon...


Then on Sunday I invited friends round for a play and make with tea and cake afternoon... 19 of us squeezed into my tiny home, too cold to be outside but fun was had by all ages from 9-75 and lots of tea and cakes were consumed... I taught one friend to crochet and another to sew her first corsage...
As I went straight to bed when everyone had gone, at 7pm, I didn't get a chance to open my lovely gifts till the following morning...



















This book... I loved this series!





















Some fabulous Honey!






















A beautiful pot from Peter and Karen... made by Peter you can find him here 




























and to be totally honest I am still recovering from opening this box!!



I was a very lucky girl because these are just a few, so much more and I was surrounded by flowers too.


Then this morning some beautiful fabric arrived... a large single curtain 45"x72" I found on eBay...
























I love it but again need some help to identify what it is... any ideas??
I may turn it into a tunic...


As for me I'm shattered still recovering from Sunday but in a happy warm sort of way... I'm aching to sew but know I am just too tired so it will just have to wait...

Till next time... get your thermals on there's another big chill a coming... apparently...
Smiles Cass x











23 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday dear! I'm glad to hear you celebrated this day with people you love. Hope you are going better now ! Nice gifts, lucky you. Kisses olympia

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    1. Thank you, I am indeed very lucky! Cx

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  2. Glad you had a good birthday - those presents are right up my street! Love the curtain - I wonder what you'll make with that one? Keep warm x Jane

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  3. Happy belated birthday. You certainly were spoilt by your friends. I love the pot! Very cold here yet again, a bit of sun, but freeeeezing!! Take care. Chel x

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    1. I was really touched by the generosity of my friends... thank you for popping by Chel... Cx

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  4. A belated Happy Birthday to you Cass! What wonderful presents. I love your new fabric, but I've never seen it before...so no help from me in identifying it I'm afraid! Hope you're having a lovely week. xx

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    1. I love it too Rachel... hope one day to find out its history... Cx

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  5. Some lovely fabric here, lucky you! Rest up, the sewing machines not going anywhere! :) x

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    1. Yep... lots of resting took place... nearly a whole week! started making yesterday again! Cx

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  6. what beautiful fabric!!!

    Nikki x

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    1. I do feel very lucky to have some fab pieces of fabric to play with Nikki... thanks for popping by. Cx

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  7. Happy belated birthday!! Glad to hear you had a good birthday with your friends. Lovely gifts.

    What gorgeous fabric, can't wait to see what you will make from it :)

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    1. Thank you Hilde... it is even more beautiful in real life... Smiles Cx

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  8. Another belated birthday wish from me! What a fabulous lot of presents you've had and such gorgeous fabric. Suzy x

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  9. Happy Birthday Cass!!! Beautiful fabrics, so many possibilities!! Thanks for following my blog and now I've found you back : -)

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  10. Happy Birthday - I love your idea of a play and make. I think I am going to have a Summer play and make with afternoon tea- thank you for the idea x

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    1. Thank you, sounds good... let's hope you can spread out into the garden as well! Cx

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  11. Belated Happy Birthday - you have been having some fine times by the looks of things. Thank you also for your bird feed advice - clematis all grown through it but will snip later in the year. RE: bias binding - I have made my own using a pin stuck in the ironing board before now and resisted buying a gadget but my sister bought it for me when she came to stay recently (the larger sized one) and it works a treat
    Take care
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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Thanks for popping by...
It is always lovely to receive a comment from you... smiles Cass x