Apologies for the unusually long time between posts but I haven't been well all last week after returning from Dorset. Normally I bounce back pretty quickly from being poorly but this time I have felt really low. Thankfully now I seem to be returning to normal, well, normal for me! Sadly we had to let Betty go which I don't think helped my mood as she was beginning to pick on Pinkie. This was the reason my friend rehomed her with us in the first place as she was being dominant over her other little dog. I didn't say anything to my friend but I don't actually think Betty was a full Pug as she had many terrier traits in her. She has now gone to a lovely couple and their teenage children and will be an only dog which I think is what she needs. Our Pugs have been much calmer since she went.
I have recently purchased some beautiful eiderdown fabric and also a large double eidy that could not be salvaged so hence the garden is covered in feathers and so was my black car and I now have some more beautiful eiderdown fabric to add to it.
I think I will keep some and some I will sell on for projects. I love eiderdown fabric but trying to de feather an large eiderdown is horrendous. I do keep all the feathers though and make my own cushion pads so nothing is wasted.
Have also just bought some beautiful used ballet pointe shoes. In the copy of Jeanne D'Arc Living magazine that Ali from Betty and Violet very kindly gave me was a pretty display incorporating some ballet pointe shoes so I pinched the idea. I am sure the lady I bought them from must think I am very strange wanting her used ballet shoes so I will have to explain!! They are surprisingly heavy and I can only imagine the damage done to ballerinas poor little tootsies!!
My lovely Mum also managed to find me two little needlepoint evening bags at her local market. They are so sweet and the needlepoint so beautifully executed. I would estimate they date from the 20's or 30's. I am going to save them for the V&H Textile fair on the 4th of June. I am busy getting ready for the Northampton Vintage fair being held tomorrow. Please pop along if you can. Have a lovely weekend and it is nice to be back.