It's been so lovely and sunny here all weekend. For once I haven't had to go anywhere or do anything particular so most of the time I've been in the garden, picking fruit, tidying up the flower and veg beds and making stuff at the patio table. Such a treat - hopefully it will set me up for the coming week, which may not be so good. Our work team has now moved in with another, same building but different office, and the atmosphere is a little ... well, sometimes okay, sometimes a bit iffy. There are problems I don't want to bore you with but hey-ho! We'll see what tomorrow brings.
Anyway, here are the updates:
I have started to make use of my new natural dyeing book, Dyes from Kitchen Produce.
So far I've experimented with
Little Hard Windfall Apples
The resultant colour is a very pale yellow cream when rinsed and dried
This beautiful shade fades to a pale pink when rinsed, but still pretty
I have also finished the manky footstool I bought for a few pounds, painting it grey and distressing the legs then spraying areas in silver. I also recovered it in striking black and white sample fabrics.
Next thing I made was a quick skirt from a huge swatch of fabric I bought for a £1 from a chazzer.
It was one of those easy two-hour patterns. I might make a top to go with it.
Final make was a little knitted dog from the hank of natural wool I bought from the Woolfest. He doesn't look exactly like the pattern, which was in beautiful white cotton yarn, but I love him. Any ideas for a name?
I have also been visiting my gorgeous new grandbaby and there may be more pictures soon - you have been warned!
Have a lovely week xxx