Last week my very good friend Jane from the flowerhouse blog and I visited the Decorative Living Fair at Eridge Park, near Tunbridge Wells, in Kent.
This is becoming a bit of an annual event with us as we both like similar things and I'm afraid I'm starting to lead poor Jane astray into
expensive and bad habits - she is starting to build a little vintage fabric stash too!
But it was so very hard to resist these very lovely Antique European grain sacks, and as I have just sold two of these grain sack cushions in my Etsy Shop, well I just had to get some more fabric to make up another batch didn't I ? Better priced than online and you can see what you are getting ............... and Jane just couldn't resist some either, so weak-willed we are!
and how could I resist this lovely vintage faded red floral cotton............such a good price too....
oh, oh and just LOOK at this gorgeous deep pink floral vintage French pillowcase........see the monogram?
...............and the blue floral vintage French sheeting..............they are all crying out to be made into the most loveliest of cushions!
And then, whilst buying my copy of Selina Lake's wonderful new book Outdoor Living from the lovely lady herself ( and she signed it!), I noticed this very pretty Tanya Whelan yellow polka dot and roses fabric on her stall............Selina was selling off lots of vintage china, fabrics and other props used on photo shoots, and even though its not vintage I just coudn't resist it!
Selina Lake's new book Outdoor Living.......it is crammed pack full of lovely photos and ideas, so much inspiration and loveliness! ( I will do a proper review soon!). I had been waiting a while to buy my copy so I could have it signed, and I knew Selina would be at the DL Fair as she is currently doing a book tour to promote it.
I was also lucky to be given a free goodie bag as being one of the early birds to buy the book - I think the horrible wet and windy weather kept a lot of people away first thing, I certainly hadn't expected to be early enough to be given one.......lots of great things inside, including both Prima and Prima Makes magazines.....some flower seeds, a kit for making large honeycomb decorations (will show you in another post!), some yummy lavender chocolate......so many good things!
So having squeezed even more fabrics into my stash, I thought I'd better list some more cushions in my Etsy shop to try and make some room in my sewing room.
These few have gone on sale today
vintage blue roses on white, vintage fabric from the US
with a white linen reverse with vintage turquoise buttons
three different vintage florals on this hotchpotch patchwork cushion
and this one with pale blue linen and turquoise Suffolk Puffs with a lovely greens and blues vintage floral from Switzerland
And a little sneak preview of one still on the sewing table yet to finish.............
Thankyou all for your comments on my last two flowery and gardeny posts......you were very patient to wade through all those photos!
Welcome too, to my new followers!
Hope you all have a good week!