Happy Wednesday to one and all....hope you like my new header picture. It's a quick snap of one of the poppies that's sprung up in our back garden.....they could have been pulled out as weeds but my motto this year is leave anything other than recognised weeds in to see what grows and aren't I thrilled these have survived?
On my desk today is a little project I'm working on......
I went into our local fabric shop, Watson and Thornton's in Shrewsbury [you know the one Sam and Jan ;-)] looking for some stiff cotton fabric for a few projects I have in mind and as you would expect Brian, [the man who can put his hand on anything], found me some Permastiff Cotton......has anyone ever used it before? If so what did you think?
I carefully made a paper pattern using some brown paper and pinned it onto the Permastiff. [I've only pinned it at the edges as the Permastiff does seem to mark with the pin holes ].
I cut out the fabric carefully so as to not cut into my newly made ironing board cover :-)
As you can see I'm using a push back method with my machines today....I've got no other room at the mo!!
I've clipped into the corners as you might be able to see.
I don't often pin but I've pinned the basic shape together to see if it fits....can you tell what it is yet?
Ta da. It fits a treat and I think it will do the job nicely. I am planning to use the Permastiff as a lining for my tissue box cover for my new sewing room.....I am planning to make a cover with pockets and attach a pin cushion to it to it will be useful and pretty.
As they say....watch this space for further developments. :-)
Today there should be a skip on my drive and builders in the back garden digging out the footings for our extension so its mess and excitement all round for me. Please leave me a little comment so I know you've called by and I will be over to yours to see what you're up to this week as soon as I can.