Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Busy making cushion covers.

I have been busy making cushion covers for my living room today. I bought the fabric yesterday in Salisbury, so that's the quickest I have made something after buying the fabric in a long time. It only cost me £8.50 as two pieces were remnants and then I bought half a metre of a contrasting dotty fabric.  It made three cushion covers, so that is very good value.  I just needed a bit of colour in my room. I made them easy with no zips ( I hate putting in zips)

I have to buy some different fabric to make three more cushion covers now.  I am desperate to have my 'Wesley Barrell' sofa's re-covered but it will cost almost £3,000 to cover both of them. We have had them 24 years and they are still looking good, but I am so fed up with looking at the fabric that's on them.  Trouble is Wesley Barrell wont just make new covers, they take the sofas back to the workshop and completely overhaul them so they come back like new sofas, complete with new cushions . I can dream on as we just can't afford that amount of money  at the moment.  So i will be content to just jazz the room up with some zingy colours.

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Street Art

It's been a while since my last posting and I haven't any new craft projects to write about. I do have a soup recipe to share that I made up ' Roasted pumpkin and Lentil soup' but not in this post (sorry) I have taken photo's and will write it all down and post for next time. I have made it three times now and it's delicious.

However this post is about some amazing street art that I took photo's of in and around Brick Lane, London, we were in London this week-end staying with my son who lives in Crouch End, and he kindly took us to Brick Lane and Spitalfield Market which had a vintage fair on Saturday. We went a bit late so I didn't really have time to browse the amazing goods for sale, next time !!!!!

Anyway here is a collection of photo's which I thought were pretty special and brighten up the whole area. It's wonderful that the local council leave them all alone and don't view them as graffiti.
Seeing as this blog is (or should be) about crafts I thought I would show this photo first -

Amazing !! a whole buggy done in crochet, what a lucky baby and so unique.

This one is a genuine 'Banksy' and is behind glass to protect it. I had to put my camera through some locked gates and point and hope for the best. It actually came out OK. It was behind locked gates and up an alley that I couldn't get to without going all the way around to another street.

And here are the rest I took.