After splashing out on a frankly spectacular sofa (Red. Leather. I'm in love) we're now limiting ourselves to pre-loved and upcycled stuff to a) avoid Show-Home-itis and b) because I've always wanted to learn to reupholster... The first candidates are these beautiful rocking chairs we're picking up over the weekend (#godblesseBay)
I'm still really struggling with balancing the 9-5 with millinery - there just aren't enough hours in the day, and I'm afraid there hasn't been *that* much hatting action production-wise this week :o/
I have, however, finally got found to blocking up an acid yellow silk shell edged lining (my favourite of all the stitches EVER!) for The Hummingbird Project. This WILL be sewn in and finished for the next post!!
Sunday 9th was also my first wedding fair of 2014 - they're such a mixing blessing. First and foremost, it's always a treat to spend a day in the company of the frankly fabulous Sue Graley (her website's down at the moment, so check out her photos on Facebook in the meantime, but she has some truly sensation new dresses at the moment - the Gatsby one is my favourite of course!!)) and I honestly don't think i could do it without her! And of course it's always lovely to hear positive feedback from passersby. But, the Sunday scheduling is a tad relentless (combined with The Day Job), and it's hard when people forget that a table isn't a soundproof barrier if there's a particular hat they're not so keen on... #Tricky. Nonetheless, one must remain positive (PMA!) and I caught up with a couple of love lost (and soon to be wed!) school friends, and had a couple of genuinely interested enquiries so I guess on balance I have to keep plugging away for now!
Anyway, here's our stand in action at the Perfect Brides Wedding Fair at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth!
And with that I'm off back to my Pinterest obsession and to catch up with the Handmade Mondayers' creative home ideas. See you in a couple of weeks (internet connection permitting - ha!) x