Thursday, 1 December 2011

Crinoline Cushions.

Today I am thanking you all on behalf of my Mum and Dad who were very touched at all the lovely comments you left on the previous post. My Mum emailed me and said...

"Please thank all your lovely bloggy friends and let them know how great it was to read all those very lovely comments, it makes you feel really special . They don't know how much that cheered me up after all the formal form filling etc. that has had to be done recently... seems to be no end to it!!!"
(My Gran died a few weeks ago so Mum and Dad have had a lot to sort out.)

There you go ladies, don't underestimate the power of a few kind words here and there. You really made their day, but I know all about that. After all you make my day, most days!
Oh! Nearly forgot...Rachael. I believe the Hardanger pattern that my Dad is embroidering is inspired by a picture but he makes up the pattern himself. (He quite often does his own thing. lol.) The crinoline lady cushions have been made by moi for a
Christmas Treasures Craft Fair
that I'm attending this
Saturday 3rd December
at Addingham Memorial Hall
near Ilkley.
It would be lovely to meet you if you are in the area. The last craft fair I attended, the lady who organised it said she'd been excited the night before because she was meeting someone famous in the morning...she meant ME! lol. Gosh! I do hope she wasn't too disappointed. I was very flattered and quite lost for words.


Here's something else that I have finally finished this morning, and I must say I'm quite glad as I have no intention of making any more. 3 fabric holly wreaths for the craft fair. They've been way more fiddly and time consuming than I anticipated when I eagerly started them but as I had already invested so much time in cutting out and covering 6 wreath bases, I felt I really had to finish them. Well 5 of them anyway. I'm afraid the last one got the better of me and will be consigned to the back of the 'cupboard-of-doom'.

And lastly I thought I'd share a little bit of the design process for a new project with you. Don't laugh... this is where I scribbled an idea for a cat softie. It's very glamorously squished at the bottom of my shopping list. Well I found myself waiting for an hour in the doctors surgery and you know what it's like, your mind just wanders sometimes. lol.

love fi x


I will be closing my Folksy shop for the weekend as all my goodies will be coming to the fair with me. Hopefully it will reopen again on Monday, or maybe that should be the opposite... hopefully it won't be open on Monday because I'll have sold everything! teehee.

fingers crossed. x


13 comments:

lemonade kitty said...

Love the crinoline lady cushions and I'm sure all the hard work in making those wreaths will be well worth it when they fly off the shelf at the fair. I would have liked to leave you some feedback on Folksy but don't know how to?? Lucey x

delia hornbook said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your nan. Those cushions are lovely, i would love to see your wreaths. Good luck and enjoy the fair, dee x

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

Gorgeous Christmassy cushions - the lady reminds me of those on the old Christmas Quality Street tin!

Annie said...

The crinoline lady cushion is so pretty. How can you bare to part with it?

Little Blue Mouse said...

The crinoline lady cushions are so gorgeous!

Lynne said...

Best of luck for the fair. The wreaths I'm sure will be worth it.
I thought I'd left a comment on your earlier post. It was nice to see you all sharing a crafts day.

wendz said...

Hope your fair is a raging success and you sell out of everything. Wouldn't that be lovely.

sandiart said...

So much work in the crinoline cushions, the patience!!! Have a wonderful time at the fair, hope you sell out!!!!
x Sandi

The Weaver of Grass said...

Good luck. I shall be in Hawes on Sunday having lunch at The Pantry - just when you will not be there. But do hope it all goes well.

anne bebbington said...

Would love to drop in not least because I grew up in Addingham - sadly it's a bit far from Taunton down here in Somerset - but have fun!

Maggie said...

Sorry to hear about your Gran. I haven't kept up with blogs much due to waiting for the results of a lumpectomy, so it's fun catching up with those special few I read regularly.
Love the cushions, and so hope you sell well....
Maggie x

rachelsmith133 said...

I can't see a crinoline lady without smiling, there is something about them that makes me happy. They are so pretty and your cushions are no exception, beautifully done.

Planet Penny said...

I do love crinoline ladies. I wish I had all the ones my mum threw away because they were so old fashioned!