If you love fabric as much as me (especially of the vintage variety), then you will no doubt understand the close relationship that I have with my washing machine. Actually, the first place Mr TS looks if he wants me, would be the laundry room. In the UK where I'm from, only posh people have special rooms where nothing but clothes washing takes place, but here in NZ, they come as standard. This week the laundry room has had more than it's fair share of my company.
The ribbon and lace that was kindly gifted to me has now been washed and pressed having been stored for many years. The 'hangy thing (I'm sure some kind reader will tell me what it's called) on the ceiling looked really pretty, a little like a maypole. I almost danced! Nah not really, but Trumpet loved it. Anything dangly, he's there!
Last week I was also EXTREMELY lucky enough to come across a huge stack of antique and vintage Japanese fabrics (mainly cotton and silk) all the way from Kyoto. The colours are beautifully faded and soft and I was thinking about maybe making them up into packs to be used in collage or craft and selling them from my neglected etsy shop. What do you think? Would anyone be interested perhaps? They were also drying on the hangy thing and have now been pressed. Here are a few of them:
Remember my first screen printing attempt? Well, I finished the stitching around each of the gum nuts and made it into a cushion for the lounge area.
My second attempt, last Friday was perhaps not quite so successful. I think I know where I went wrong and will therefore have another go this week.
Until next time...