I bought back this cute little cupcake from my holiday in Nelson: gorgeous detailing on it - chocolate chips, a strawberry garnish and a dollop of cream. It's going to sit on my new shelves in the sewing room, soon as I get them installed. It will remind me of the importance of details, that details turn an ordinary garment into a special one.
I had serious sewing withdrawal on my days away. Fortunately my sister came to the rescue and gave me a pattern to tissue fit for her and one to take away for a little bed time reading.
I now have a list of many exciting projects to undertake, but first I must finish off my "left over love" cushion in bitch fabric.
"Cushions are a great way to use up scrap fabric,' I said to my sister.
"Wouldn't all those scraps make the fill a little lumpy?"
"Ah yes, I thought I might experiment by using a towel to make a thicker inner cover."
"But it will still be lumpy, and lumpy stuffing isn't that comfortable."
"Oh but they're only to dress the bed with, so it won't matter,"
"yes but it will still look lumpy, and that's not nice."
"Oh well, maybe I'll just have to go with the lumps, use a textured outer cover, something with a pale slub running through, and call it 'ralph' or 'hurl' or something."
"well.. I suppose you could..." her voice trailed into silence.
Maybe landfill isn't such a bad destination for these fabric scraps after all.