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Invite with more info about my Pop Up Sale 27th & 28th October

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03/10/2012 · 4:52 pm

Fabric workshops for children at my Open House Sale on Sat 27th & Sun 28th October 2012

My living room will be transformed into a lovely fabric workshop with a long table and chairs.  About eight children will be able to sit round at a time. I and a friend or two will be on hand all the time to help them make pictures, mini bunting, or a lavender bag.

Below are a few photos of pictures that I made years ago.  Since then I’ve made lots of other things but I’ve always wanted to go back to making pictures as I love it so much.

sun, sky, flowers

beautiful serene flowers under a blue sky on a sunny day

I will pre cut some of the shapes from all sorts of fabric,  some of it vintage.  I’ve been collecting fabric for a very long time so have lots to choose from. Children will have a piece of card and I’ll help them choose what they want to do and they can do the gluing if they like or I can do it if they prefer.

hearts and flowers

If they like, instead of making a picture they can make 2 meters of bunting. I’ll help them to choose the fabric they like and I or a friend will  sew it on the sewing machine. I’ll have two friends there who are both professional  machinists.

pretty gingham hearts

Children can come anytime between 11am and 5 pm can stay for up to an hour. biscuits will be provided and hopefully they’ll have great fun. They can bring friends or siblings and if they come on their own we shall do our best to ensure that they feel welcome and at home.  We are all   mothers and being with children comes very naturally.

Lovely ducky

Lovely orange duck

Another option available will be custom made sleeping bags. Your child should bring his or her doll or teddy (or ducky, monkey ….) and we will help choose the fabrics of choice to make a lovely little sleeping bag for it.

Your child could make a lovely dolphin picture to take home

blue grey smiley dolphin

little pigs and mini bunting

I’ll be making mini fabric bunting with children too which they can take home with them.

I’ll have lots of fabric to choose from including bits of vintage.

Little crabby.

Your child can make a picture to take home

Parents can stay in the room if they like or wander around and see the array of amazing and unique things on offer including handmade ceramics, vintage fabric lavender bags, floral jugs, cushions, cards, bunting and more.  There will be home made cake and you can wander round the garden if you like.

Cost per child will be £6 each.

I have public liability insurance and am CRB checked.

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Hoopy hoop

lovely flowers :)

Lovely hoopness

I’m just practising putting pics onto my blog at the moment. I’m SO out of my comfort zone I might as well be on the moon. But with the help of my friend Lindsay @RedDeskVA who’s helping me with this I’m just about managing to keep up. I’m sure she wrings her hands when I’m not looking though as she drags me kicking & screaming into the 21st century. “Rubbish at social media but made nice hoops” is my epitaph today.

Alone in the kitchen playing at blogging with Paul Gambaccini on the radio and a cake in the oven for my son’s birthday. Saturday nights don’t come much better 🙂

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Hoopy Picture

Vintage embroidery brought back to life

vintage embroidery brought back to life

Here’s another hoopy picture made from an old and damaged embroidered tablecloth which I’ve sewn a colourful variety of vintage fabric flowers on to.

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What’s that hanging on the bathroom door

Vintage bunting

Mini vintage bunting on the bathroom door

Mini vintage bunting on the bathroom door. Available at my on line shop

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Vintage Embroidery Hoop

Vintage embroidery hoop picture

Vintage embroidery hoop picture

Beautiful vintage embroidery which I’ve embellished with vintage fabric flowers to bring it to life even more.

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A pair of sweet little vintage budgies.

Vintage budgie cushion

Vintage budgie cushion

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