I mentioned in a past post about owning a lot of lovely sewing things that I inherited from my Gran, in fact, most of my ‘things’ came from my Gran, she was a hoarder and provided my early collections of vintage clothing etc. The photo I use in my About Me page is at her house dressing up in some of this vintage stash, below is the full shot including my sister (on the right), the length of skirts always amazes me I virtually have my knickers on show!
Anyhow, I digress. So I finally made a start on updating and copying some of these lovely objects starting with the silks roll. The original serves it’s purpose well but is full of old silks and I prefer to leave them as they are
so here is the updated version
I love cow parsley, I grow the florists version (Ammi Major) in my cutting patch and wake every morning to blinds printed in ‘Putkinotko’, which is a 1957 design by Maija Isola for Marimekko.
so I have been planning to use the outline for a while, I was thinking cushions but decided to downscale and use beads for the flowers.
As you can see, there are still improvements to be made, the linen, although a great weight is the wrong colour for the bead embroidery which you can barely see, but it’s a start. The long term plan is to add a section to the shop selling sewing accessories, mostly replicas of my Gran’s things, but I am in no hurry I have plenty to be getting on with at the moment and I know that Christmas will come crashing in no matter how far ahead I plan. The C word again, and in August! hush up lady 😉