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Fabric goodies

Today I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Ally Pally. It is literally on my doorstep and I have been going for the last couple of years because it’s a great place to get inspired and stock up on sewing essentials. Every year I seem to visit the same stands and buy things that I never use. So this year I am going to show you them in the vain hope I will complete the projects before next years’ Knitting and Stitching Show! I’ve also added them to my Day Zero list so I have a deadline of 3 years!

A Clothkits retro cushion for Edward

An advent calendar for Edward

A gingerbread cross stich

A union flag quilt


Four projects to add to my existing list of projects (which is as long as my arm!). I’d better get started!


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    October 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I like that Union Jack quilt, can you remember which stand you get it from? (Going to Ally Pally on Saturday.)

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      October 8, 2010 at 8:07 am

      It’s lovely isn’t it?! I got it from a big stall in the Marketplace which sold lots of Tilda products. It’s at the end of the Marketplace underneath the organ so you can’t miss it!

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