Friday, 25 May 2012
Made in England
Well it's time to get packing after an industrious week. Tomorrow the boys and I are off to Chipping Sodbury for what promises to be another super Vintage and Handmade Fair. I seem not to have taken a photo of my mock up stall in its entirety, oops. I blame the heat (or the rose wine I've had to drink to keep hydrated, you know how it is).
One of the Fair's organisers, Jayne, has written up a nice piece about the Fair and the town of Chipping Sodbury. We hope to see lots of familiar faces and welcome new ones, too.
So now I can relax, well once the car is packed up, but I'll leave that in the capable hands of Mr HH once he gets home later. Coming with us is a large collection of entirely handmade brooches, I love to make these and was sewing a few up on the train yesterday to and from the Chelsea Flower Show which drew many enquiring glances! My latest creation are these, in honour of the Jubilee next weekend but let's be honest, the Union Jack is fabulous all the time.
More Union Jack fever in the form of these lavender-filled hearts, fashioned from vintage blue floral fabric.
It's officially the season of wonderful Summer weddings and garden parties. Every well-turned out lady needs a unique bag made with yummy 1950's fabrics to be the belle of the ball.
A few patchworked book covers have been run up, some with Cath K ditsy florals and others with Liberty Tana lawn, which I think are particularly gorgeous (if you don't mind me saying so, but then it's hard to go wrong with LTN).
Cushions, well I don't know about the good folks of Chipping Sodbury and beyond, but I can never get enough of them. Here the Union Jack has a new twist with a central panel of lovely vintage embroidered linen.
It wouldn't be Summer without some bunting flapping in the breeze. Here's some that will be perfect all Summer long, not least next weekend's Jubilee celebrations. I've used pretty fabrics in red, white and blue: florals, polka dots and vintage stripes.
Lest I forget, some more vintage embroidered linen with a gorgeous butterfly motif was begging me to be combined with my precious "buttercup" fabric range. Ooooh pretty!
Finally, thank you for the lampshade love in my last post. I've indulged my continuing obsession by running up a few for the Fair.
The HenHouse gang hope to see you between 10am and 4pm in Chipping Sodbury tomorrow and otherwise, wish you all a super weekend whatever you may get up to. Long may the sunshine last!