MMM Day 28: Hello sunshine!

Wow the weather was so good recently. And I spent a lot of time away from my sewing table and my computer! I went out for a wander in town in this little number on Saturday. It’s one of the first things I ever made and I still love wearing it! It’s made from quilters cotton in a print called Brooklyn heights. There are little dots arranged in an unusual zig zag pattern and the colour is beautiful (to me anyway). I HAVE to get better at my photos. This was taken in the courtyard and again, we missed the sun and the best picture turned out to be my crazy face snap.

Now moving on, time to brag about my Mother again, AND my Dad this time too! Remember the car boot?

They went back and cleared it out!!

45 zips in varying colours and sizes, some double ended zips too!
3 patterns, some lilac cotton, cream satin and brown satin bias binding and some pink braided cord
3m of blue polyester lining, 7m of peach polyester lining, 2m of peach chiffon, and 1.5m of royal blue silk
9 bobbins of mercerised thread, and then a whole load of colours and sizes. Yummy

đŸ™‚

I’m a super lucky girl. And you know what I’m going to say. This lot was an insane bargain!! A massive £12 for the lot. Amazing!!

Continue Reading

My Mum is awesome!

Here’s why….

I went over for our weekly (usually ends up being a-lot-less-than-weekly) swimming session and she said, “I’ve got something for you!”. She passed me this little brown bag…

As you can see it’s well padded and you can already get the feeling the contents are sewing related!

Well I opened it up and it was JAM PACKED with thread and zips.

Mum and Dad had gone to a car boot on Sunday and a woman had a stall selling loads of sewing items. She explained that she was closing down her haberdashery and thought this was the best way to get rid of her stock!

Mum didn’t really know what to get me so she picked a variety of colours and variety of zips. Like I said she’s awesome!

I love the variety of colours in the threads. Nice silvery colours and a range of spool sizes. I love that pinky colour but they all look lovely and shiny.

They’re all polyester threads. Some say “stretch polyester” which I’d never heard of but must mean they can take a bit of strain, right?

And you can never have enough zips.

Some of these are rather small but I’ll find a use for them. Maybe some zip pockets or little purses. Or for a little help getting into a tank top.

There’s only one invisible zip but that’s okay. I’m grateful for anything I get! Mmmm lovely red zip!

And now for my final point on why my Mum is awesome. She got me all this for £2.60!!! OMG can you believe it!?! 10p per thread! And it was roughly 10p a zip! PLUS the woman said she’d be returning until the stock was all gone and bringing different things each week (She told Mum she has lots of ribbon and bias binding to bring another week). So my Mum has promised to keep buying me stuff every time she sees the lady! Woop!

If you’re curious and in Yorkshire, this is the Rufforth Car Boot I’m talking about. Go along and see if you can find her tomorrow, Sunday 27th. And if you see a lady piling a bag high with things it’s probably my Mum! đŸ™‚

Continue Reading