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Tuesday, 12 May 2009

cushion fabric

Another Sunday boot sale find was a vintage skirt - I would wear it with a few adjustments (losing the frill and the broiderie anglaise it has round the bottom!) but it has a 24" waist. And that is something I am not likely to be ever again!So - it shall be hacked up lovingly to make at least 1 cushion for the lounge, for the princely sum of 50 pence!
Next up was found in an antique shop in Southwold yesterday, I wanted a sweatshirt from Joules for C so we wandered over. It only takes 20mins to drive there and I don't go often enough. Southwold is lovely, I feel better just being there. Yesterday was VERY windy and the sea was extremely choppy to say the least, but as you can see it was bright and breezy.
This is a decent sized piece of Sanderson fabric in a print called myrtle by william morris, for another 2 pounds. Another kick myself moment is they had a tablecloth, the same fabric edged with a really delicate crochet trim for a fiver and I put it back. C was climbing into R's pushchair at this stage and shoving it into very delicate displays so I have the excuse I was stressed!!
I love William Morris prints and this one looks so summery in green and yellow, I don't actually know which room its for but I don't usually let that stop me buying something I like, and this time was no different!!


Floss said...

Great fabrics, and I fully understand how great buys get left behind at stressful moments! ALL my family is male, so from the days of baby boys up to roaming pre-teens with a bored dad, I often find my shopping a bit curtailed!

Debbie said...

Lovely fabrics and how many times I have I kicked myself for putting things back when I know in my heart I should have gone with my first instinct. Never mind there is always something else. I love Suffolk ... it is where my family originated from .. on grandad's side from Hadleigh/Semer area and on grandma's further north in Debenham. x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Love that fabric at the top!
As for 24 inch waists I'm not sure I can remember having one, ever! ;)

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Shabby Chick said...

Those are really pretty fabrics! I know the feeling of having to escape due to child related chaos!

Mel xxx

bekimarie said...

24 inch waist.....can't remember back that far lol!
Don't you hate the feeling of leaving something behind and then regretting it, i'm always doing it!
Have a good week.
Beki xxx

Lace hearts said...

What a lovely fabric on that vintage skirt - can't wait to see what you make from it. And the Sanderson as well - I love Sanderson fabrics.
It's so long since I went to Southwold, but it is such a great place for a wander. xxx