Well what else did you expect to find here?! It was wonderful to have all of your comments over the last week! I can assure you the house is now thoroughly back to normal and a happy mess pervades all spaces!
I was delighted to hear in my last post that so many of you are collectors of Utility China. So delighted in fact that I decided to start another Flickr Group here. Do pop on over and add pictures of your lovely china and also information. There is very little resource out there on Utility China. In fact until this blog I have never known anyone else refer to it as such.... but I don't think I made it up....but I could be wrong!!
So I've added as much information as I can and please please feel free to continue the discussion threads, display the badge and if you find any other collectors send them on over too! It would be great to have a visual resource! I'll be taking backstamp photos just as soon as I get a minute but feel free to beat me to it!
As well as this new group don't forget to add your Aga pics to my Aga Love flickr group and now I'm admin for the Emma Bridgewater group too......so I really am going to overdose on delightful eye candy!
Did you spy that pin cake? Not the fattening kind this week I'm glad to say - I need a week off! I have been making more of my cupcake brooches amongst other things.
Many of these are made using felted woollen blankets. As I use so much recycled or re-purposed fabric I keep all of the labels, selvedges, washing instructions etc. in a file alongside a swatch of each fabric. I think this is important especially when making toys so that I can be sure what fibres I am using. I have such a large collection of old woollen blankets and I have saved many of the labels. I felt they were far too pretty to go into a file so I had a play instead!
Some of the labels show a retailer as well as the manufacturer.
And all of them protest their wooliness...
I am guessing this is a reaction to the newly available modern synthetic fibres. I love this one, the very picture of Witneydown Blankets keeping us all safe and warm. Beats Christo for me!
This one is lovely with it's little field of sheep. It really is all wool you know!
Guaranteed, no honestly, it really is...
Trusty and guaranteed wool blankets!
I like my cushion. It's soft and cosy and makes me smile.
I think it's found a home already.
Back soon. Don't forget to join in with sharing your china! I am so excited to see your yummy things! Have a lovely weekend everyone. t.xx