Mothers’ Day

First, and most importantly, Happy Mothers’ Day Mum!  I hope you are reading this somewhere in Canada on your trip and feeling loved (and relaxed).  I miss you, but it makes me very pleased to imagine you and Dad having a much needed break (love you too Dad).

Mothers’ Day has felt more like a festival weekend, as I started it on Friday with a trip to the Stitches and Craft show on  my own.  What you see here is the haul.  The printed Aunty Cookie tote, and the Anna Maria Horner voile (Little Folks Baby Bouquet Dusk and the Little Folks Diamond Mine Pomegranate – 30cm of each – the larger folded pieces in the bottom right of the photo) were from Kelani FabricsCathy was working on the Kelani stand, so I had a little chat with her, and Lara who happened by.  I also said a shy hello to Auntie Cookie (Shannon) herself, before finalising my purchases!  I could have done much more damage at that stall if I stayed.

The road signs fabric (top left) is from the Amitie stall, the Make it Perfect pattern is from the Earthgirl Fabrics stall and the charming little fat quarter (Birch Forest in Robin’s Egg – bottom right) is from the girls at Ink and Spindle – I could not avoid bringing some of their loveliness home!

So here is the first thing I made with stuff from the show – a scarf using Anna Maria Horner’s Little Folks Diamond Mine in Pomegranate (which is the red patterned fabric) .  It went perfectly with a slightly wider piece of voile that I had bought previously from Spotlight.  I would have bought more of this floral fabric, but 1/2m was all that was left on the roll.  I simply bagged the two fabrics together, even though the floral was wider that the Diamond mine, and top stitched the join.  I like the effect with the “stripe” down the middle.

I am pretty pleased with the result (apologies for the overexposed shot – even Photoshop couldn’t redeem it) and may have to wear it to “Sew It Together” next weekend, which has a red and aqua theme.

I think I am going to make a similar scarf with the other piece of Little Folks Voile (Baby Bouquet Dusk, another floral).  It will go nicely with a piece of cotton/linen blend fabric I have in a coral pink – it is kind of shot – The warp is pink and the weft is a butter colour.

I hope you had a lovely Mother’s day where ever you were.

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