...of the jumble sale.
I went on the spur of the moment to a jumble last weekend and getting there early to take a place at the front of what turned out to be a very long queue paid off. Take a look at what I found on the linen stall...
...some vintage 1960s Heal's material with a large teasel design by Jane Daniels. In fact its the top section of what was once a very wide (3.5m) curtain. Its a shame that its been cut up otherwise it would have been one of my best ever jumble finds. I've given it a wash and reckon that after unpicking the curtain hook thingy at the top (technical huh?), I'll have enough to make some decent sized cushions - unless anyone can think of something else to do with it? On the same stall I brought an embroidered tablecoth too, which has a very pretty crocus design.
I also found this Phoenix ware bowl, which is rather similar to Pyrex. After a bit of web research I found an interesting site which provides some history to the brand.
In the scuffle on the crockery stall I managed to grab to lovely floral jug (I did hear some huffing behind me as soon as my eager paw wrapped itself around the handle!). The jug's got a large chip to the base, but its easily hidden and otherwise perfect; just right for a bunch of spring flowers.
On the crafting front, I've completed a skirt for Monkeychild with material from my stash and that leftover from the bag I made last year. The only thing I had to buy was some purple velvet ribbon for the drawstring waist, onto which I've sewn some vintage buttons onto to stop it from getting pulled back into the waistband. I've made it long enough to make sure she gets plenty of wear out of it and its been well received by its wearer!