Friday, 22 July 2011

Market research AKA shopping!!

Thanks for following me over from

I hope you can bear with me while I sort out this new blog page and hope you enjoy the changes :)

But for now I will tell you about my day today.

I went out this morning on the pretence of going to get some more fabric for these:

New potholders and double oven gloves edged in white or red.

But I ended up with a bit more than that!!

I'd heard about a fabric shop in Lichfield called THE PLACE and decided to go and look for some Amy Butler fabric it was rumoured to stock, which would be closer for me than driving allllll the way over to Solihull (and cheaper too - husband says :)  )  So I shuffled over and OMG!!!!!  SOOOOOOO beautiful - I forget how nice Lichfield is.
And the lovely Paula helped me out with a few bits and pieces and I'm going back on Wednesday to show her my wares and order some more lovely fabric :) WOOOP!! I came away with some lovely FQ's of stripy and dotty red, blue and green for new egg cosies and some cute little wooden buttons that will be the centre of the flowers for my egg cosies.  I have it all in my head already planned out for this weekend!!

On the way out of Lichfield I decided to stop off in another place that is close to me that I've never ventured to Swinfen - The Heart of the Country Village.  Which is a beautiful mix of different shops.  I went a little crazy on the oil cloth but I knew straight away what it was going to be and had to make it as soon as I got home.  Do you want to see?   Are you sure?  Oh okay then.....

Isn't it beautiful (it I do say so myself!! lol)

Its beautiful oil cloth by Au Maison and brought from La Maison Bleue which is a beautiful shop with an amazing mix of french furniture, homewares and accessories.  *One day I WILL own a shop like this!!* 

The bag has pockets on both sides edged with tea dyed cotton lace and has a zip closure for the main part.  Would be lovely to use as a cosmetics bag for holidays, or would look lovely on your dressing table.  It's quite large (10" wide) so will fit shampoo/shower gel as well as make up, etc.  
I will also be making this is blue.  Love, love, love it!!

I also treated myself to this little solitary napkin.

Poor little thing was sitting in the sale box all alone with such a beautiful pattern I couldn't let it go!  So I'm going to give it a new lease of life and it will become lavender hearts :) I think it will be happy with that don't you?  I also brought a thick ticking stripy table cloth that will become more pot holders, oven gloves and a few aprons me thinks :) 

I can't wait to show you my new makes and will be adding them to the website as fast as I can make them!! 

But for now I'll let my new tea cup tell you what I'm doing tonight:

1 comment:

  1. So pleased you like our shop La Maison Bleue and so glad you were able to give our lonely napkin a good home!Love your creations keep up the good work