Exciting isn't it? I'm literally like one of those bloggers that have their "tah dah" moments. *sigh*.
I started this picnic blanket a whole two years ago but gave up very quickly as the fabric I had chosen was not doing it for me in any shape or form.
Fast forward to about a month ago. Little Miss J and P had finally grown out of some of her cute dresses and Mr J and P had discarded his blue stripey pyjama trousers (er hem). So, I nabbed them and started cutting squares again. I added some Ikea material, a candy stripe sheet and some vintage fabric that I'd bought from a jumble sale.
I backed it with some pink floral material that I'd bought from a charity shop for 39p.
I love it!
I love how the different colours and patterns go so well together.
I'm a bloody genius. Who knew!
Even more slightly blurry pictures for your delectation:
Who ever said "Never work with animals or children" was totally right. Dennis the rabbit was not impressed by the patchwork blanket.
|He couldn't wait to hop off!|
On the subject of mighty crafting achievements. For Mother's Day, not only did I get some delicious homemade chocolate fudge (which was a joint effort by the Mr and Miss) and which I've completely scoffed, but look what Little Miss made me:
|It's a brooch!|
I've already started work on another patchwork project. There's no stopping me now.......