Thursday, 11 August 2011

Oh Happy Day

Oh happy day could refer to the fact that I have tomorrow off work so the weekend starts here but in fact it relates to a card I made using a recent download from Silhouette.
It also features some yummy tape I bought from Cath Kidston. Yep I got way too excited when I spotted that.

It was a bit like when I first walked into a shop on Wednesday that has just opened in my area selling vintage goods. I don't think the shop assistant could get over my enthusiasm for a wooden cotton reel. In fact I was so excited I had to pay a return visit today, I'd been dreaming about this fabric.

Luckily for me it was still there today. The photo doesn't really do it justice but it's a striking navy and white combination. The piece of fabric is so large that I could probably make myself an outfit top to toe - but I'll resist that urge. I have a few smaller projects in mind.

On my first visit I picked up a plain white cotton sheet which has helped me come to a decision with making my quilt. I've opted to use plain white hexagons between my coloured flowers. After I've sewn these together my next decision is whether or not to have a plain white row in between them or to have an odd coloured hexagon thrown in. I've also downsized my original plan and I'm now making a smaller more manageable sized quilt. Of course I could change my mind again, I'll keep you posted.


alexa said...

I share your excitement about the vintage shop! A top-to-toe outfit sounds alluring ... I am amazed at your ability to keep all these projects on the go, and look forward to the next steps in the quilt.

Sian said...

Please do! (keep us posted I mean). It sounds like just the kind of shop I would love

sarah h said...

You have made so much! I don't know how you do it! Can't wait to see how the quilt progresses - it's already looking lovely

Wrightboysmum said...

I love the card and the tape mmmmmmm. On the head to toe idea in the 70s my Mum made a dress for her, a dress for me and a shirt for my Dad from the same bolt of fabric. Luckily we never went out on mass wearing the outfits but I always smile when I see a photo with the fabric in it. Very nice fabric I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

Sandra said...

I'd be the same, too excited lol. Loving what you've done here