The original title to today's utterances was 'Keeping makes and mistakes' but then I noticed my loyal lifelong friend gingham had gracefully crept into nearly every picture.
I don't know if it started with my little cornflower blue gingham plimsolls I wore as a child or my mother's ruby red gingham apron..but I really do love gingham.She's classic but not too serious (and personally I suspect she has a delicious sense of humour!)
And so back to these gingham makes.Well as you have probably have guessed they are makes with mistakes.The little purse was my first attempt at using a purse frame and the stitching at the side doesn't quite reach the frame perfectly so I put it down to experience and decided to keep it.I would love to hear your opinions about the purse because I wasn't sure if the flower was edging towards going overboard(I spend many a moment on the creative gangplank wondering if I'll fall in)
I mentioned this clutch catastrophe I while back as I ironed a crease in the interfacing but have enjoyed using it myself and am yet to meet someone who can spot the crease(but I know it's there)I really like using this bag particularly because I like the floral lining.
I have actually been making wares for the Folksy shop too. I'm just finishing this patchwork 'sing' purse(spot my old friend)and I've added another leather and lace cuff to the shop too.
I just looked around my cottage and realised aside from my fabric stash I have gingham ballet pumps,bedlinen,underwear,pyjamas, cushions and a gingham blind.Perfectly normal!
I'd love to hear your pattern or fabric obsessions..