Betty's before we got the train home. They were the most amazing scones I have ever tasted and did cheer me up temporarily. We also hoped to revisit the fabulous Duttons for Buttons as featured in my Harrogate post last year, but alas, time, funds and energy were in too short supply.
Despite my major brain fog, we did manage to buy some lovely things, including gorgeous Liberty print notebooks and address books. Sarah was so excited (and impatient) to have these notebooks (she has a major notebook problem), that she talked the nice sales lady into giving us a sample there and then (no one argues with a pregnant woman, I have found this week!). Sarah chose the one below. The fabric is also in my collection and I used it recently in my Doll Quilt!
mini owls. I am back at work today and just sewed the last of their eyes on. Here they are with what remains of their brothers and sisters. They look so sweet all together!!!
Lucy Ellen, who is one of the DQS9 swap mamas, had asked me about one of the fabrics in a stash photo of mine on Flickr. I told her that it was a Liberty fabric that I had bought half a metre of recently (for a good price in my local dress fabric shop) and offered to swap her a fat quarter of it for something from her stash. And look what I got!!
Not only lovely owl and retro fruit fabrics but also this big stash of buttons! Lucy had read on my blog of my love for buttons and sent me some from her collection. This certainly makes up for not visiting Duttons for Buttons! I love that Alexander Henry owl fabric to the left, and had been trying to get some with a white background but it seems to be sold out everywhere I look in the UK. So I think I have done very well out of this little swap - thanks so much Lucy!
the box ones I made a few weeks back but these are just throw cushions, about 15" squared. Each one has a piece of vintage embroidered linen too.
Life is going to be pure chaos for the next few weeks...