Monday, 2 April 2012

Magpie Monday - The green shoots of spring

I know, it's been a while, but I've been gathering up a few treasures to share with you over the coming weeks (or as often as I remember), so I thought I'd share a single beauty today.

My lovely friend MummyMandy, PirateGirl's mummy, is a whizz with a sewing machine. She makes me quite envious to be honest.  Anyways.  I was out & about in Caerphilly a few weeks back, when I spotted something in the hospice shop that really caught my eye.  Let's face it, it was pretty hard to miss a double duvet cover in this fabric!

For the princely sum of £1.50, I was the proud owner of a huge quantity of  green fabric with flowers on it that screamed "Hello and welcome to the 1970's".  It would've been rude not to, right?

The lady on the till was a bit upset when I vaguely mentioned making something out of it, so I quickly had to backtrack & say that it doesn't match my bedroom at the moment, but we're thinking of redecorating (true, we freshened up in the same colours), so who knows.

I had a million ideas for what I was going to do with this, except I realised one important fact.  I can embroider, cross stitch & tapestry for England, but actual making-stuff sewing? Not a chance!  Buttons & hems are as far as it goes.  My kindle case will have to come from eBay, because I'd like one that doesn't fall apart.  So MummyMandy now has a huge quantity of insanely green bedding, and I can't wait to see what she creates with it.

Oh, and to give you some idea of her creations, take a look.  Those of you who have been paying attention will have seen this picture once or twice before, but I can't resist using it again, it's so cute!  MummyMandy made this apron for LaSqueak, and we love it.  More another time.

Keep up with the Magpies! Me and My Shadow


  1. Sweet apron, she looks so cute. Can we expect to see you rocking the green version soon then?

  2. Love the green fabric - hope you persuade MummyMandy to make lots of nice things out of it :-)


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