Sigh! Isn't it just beautiful? Now, honestly could you have walked away and left all that vibrant leafy glory behind? Ok,so some of you are far more disciplined that I,when it comes to barkcloth.
I have stopped ( practically) hunting on ebay for it but when I saw this one at "Rockit" ( an vintage clothing/jewelry/bits and pieces heaven in the Rocks) with its lovely nubbly surface and big bold colours ,it was a no brainer. And then the lovely man who owns the store quietly offered it to me at a reduced price and before you know it was mine,mine,mine.......
Of course I had to promise Damian that I would in fact cut it up and use it instead of adding it to my growing hoard of textiles treasures.
Of course I'll use it ...when I find just the right project to use it in.
I have a bag pattern that just suits this fabric perfectly. And I will make it.....soon.....
I have been following with interest Jo's progress on all things birthday related. Rose and Charlotte both have birthdays in August so I am on the lookout for ideas. Last year we had a fairy garden theme as that was Rose's current obsession.Easy, simple, pretty and oh so do-able.
Unless however, I'm prepared to let Rose strut her stuff, fully made up, in a midriff top,a strip of fabric pretending to be a skirt and a pair of battle worthy platform biker boots, then I'm going to have to look further than a Bratz themed party! At least I've managed to talk her out of a "Clown Town " party ( she recently went to one and had a ball...I'm thinking definitely not! Ever.)
Actually I'm a bit nervous about this years party because it will be the first time I have let Rose invite children of the unknown and untested variety. In the past, I only had to ask Steph and her three, plus friend Olivia ( known since pre-birth) and cousin Isabella and hey presto- instant, manageable party. Rose however, has been invited to quite a few kindy parties this year and is really keen to ask friends from kindy along.
Oh well, I guess as long as its short and sweet , I can cope.
Next thing she'll be wanting to ask boys.......
And of course a photo of Charlie who is currently in love with buses...."more buths mama, more buths"
(she has a rather endearing little lisp happening or maybe she's working on the cute angle....)
I think she's working it rather well!