I didn’t go to any car boot sales this weekend, although I did find this little Bristol Long Line jar made by Pountney & Co. in my local charity shop. I was pleased to find it, as I’ve already got some Pountney in my collection: a larger jar minus its lid, which I keep my cutlery in and a plain yellow storage jar. I have a bit of a soft spot for Bristol Long Line wares as they’re very tactile and functional, and the strong graphic images remind me of Fornasetti’s designs.
After stating that I wouldn’t be sewing anything else this year in my recent post about my home-made bag, I’ve changed my mind and have brought a skirt pattern. I blame it all on Sew Hip magazine, which I brought for the first time on the strength of the Donna Flower interview. After reading the magazine from cover to cover, I felt quite enthused and searched the web for a pattern that was trendy yet easy to make (I hope!). I settled on the pattern below and am going to make it in the same Amy Butler fabric that I used for the bag – although I won’t be wearing them together!
I’ve also got plans for a furniture re-vamp for summer/autumn after my 'Easiwork' cupboard turned out so well. This will involve repainting and upholstering an old Victorian armchair that I brought years ago which is now languishing in my parents’cellar, and updating a wall cupboard that I’m going to use in the bathroom.
After seeing this photo of a chair virtually identical to mine in a copy of BBC Homes & Antiques magazine, I’m in two minds whether to knit a covering as per the photo or upholster it in patchwork. What do you think? I’ve also been heavily influenced by a gorgeous Kim Klelund sofa and think that I’ll paint the woodwork in a similar purple colour. I’ll keep you all updated whatever happens.