Tuesday, 11 September 2012

New Supplies

New Fabric from Patch Fabrics in Lowestoft

Labels - I put one on the Baby Blanket I made my friend. I just thought they were a bit of fun.

New Inks - My Mum and Dad had these when I was growing up. They kept them in a box and I always got really excited when Dad got them out of the cupboard - the boxes completely fascinated me. When my Sister saw them she got equally excited and exclaimed that I have the good inks and then recalled the same story about the box and the cupboard. I love how even craft supplies can evoke such a happy memory. I haven't a clue what I'm going to do with them!

Ric Rac - one can never own enough!

Cute dotty fabric to make Bias Binding for lots and lots of bunting!

Silicone Molds for making pretty Polymer Clay brooches

And finally! A walking foot for my sewing machine - I can finally look to finish the patchwork blankets that I have on the go. They are all in different stages. The first one I started like four years ago and it's badly made - I am going to unpick it all and start again. The next is a Christmas lap blanket - the layers just need sewing together. Then there's a cover for my blanket from when I was a child - the squares are cut, but that's about it. At least I now have the bit to make quilting possible! Hurrah!

4 comments:

ALoadofOldTat said...

I remember those inks also but from a very posh shop in London. I recall being obsessed with stationery supplies. Hopefully you will find a use for them but then again the packaging is so lovely you can just sit and admire them as I did many years ago.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I love the inks, where did you find them? Lots of goodies there, you should be getting another parcel soon! Ada :)

karen said...

A nice little stash! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

Cathy at PotterJotter said...

Oh yes - I too had those Windsor and Newton inks ... and it was the boxes as well as the little jars inside that captivated me! And when the caps got stuck on the jars and you opened them with all your might and ink spilled out all over (or was that just me?). xCathy