Last week I met my friend Daisy in York and we went to a lovely shop in the Shambles called Flax and Twine for a sewing day
it's a sort of open house where anyone can go on a Monday and do their own thing, we were in the room above the shop and people were coming and going while we sat and sewed away, lunch was included in the price as was the gorgeous lemon drizzle cake and pot of tea in the afternoon...delicious.
Mandy showed me how to make suffolk puffs and a Julie Arkell style flower,
my first attempt using some pretty fabrics,
and the suffolk puffs, they remind me of little bath hats!
I need to make one more and then stitch them onto this Liberty print bracelet,
they're all easy to make it's just having the right fabrics in the right colours.
I found some yellow fabric to make into petals for this brooch, I must have about a zillion brooches allready but I do love a petty brooch, and in my eyes you can never have toooooo many!!
Just a couple more petals to make and a nip and a tuck and a pin sewn on the back of this one, dare I show you just one more???
This one is made out of an old kid glove that was ever so long so I snipped the top off and made a bow,
"a vintage glove"
I'm going to a tea party next week so I shall be wearing this little beauty then.
"Sew" we spent a wonderful day having a right good natter, ate some lovely food and sat in room full of bunting and flowers sewing away in a beautiful old building in York on a warm and sunny Monday in August... the perfect day.
It would have been nice to cycle home along country lanes on this lovely bike.
You can see Mandy's blog over at "Daisy Moon blogspot", where she sews the most beautiful things.