Well I couldn't go to the Vintage and Handmade Textiles Fair without making a couple of purchases but I was very restrained..honestly I could have happily remortgaged the house and really we could have lived on beans on toast for a while! Firstly was a beautiful embroidered picture from Helen Roskill, this is so clever, she has used a black and white illustration from an old childrens book and then embellished it with clever embroidery, the picture doesn't do it justice. Her stall was on my last post and she had some truly beautiful things but she doesn't have a blog so if you want to see more come to our Vintage Bazaar in Frome on October 30th http://thevintagebazaar.blogspot.com/as she has a stall there! Secondly is a corsage using some Liberty fabric from the talented Woo http://www.thedevilmakeswork.co.uk/and lastly was a patchwork cushion from Hen http://henhousehomemade.blogspot.com/.....and I was so inspired by Hen's work that I bought some vintage 40's fabrics from Sal http://salssnippetsshop.blogspot.com/and Donna http://www.donnaflower.com/to create my own less accomplished version!
Over the last couple of weeks my millinery has been getting about a bit (but only to the best places you understand!) this lovely lady sent me a picture of her wearing hers in her husbands E type jag, another pictured here went to the Queens garden party and another visited Ascot! Its so lovely to get pictures from clients, it makes all the sore eyes and stabbed fingers worthwhile!!