Some months ago, dear friends, I was lucky enough to get a place on
the above workshop.
Email bookings opened at 7.30 one Monday morning and
by 7.31 all the places were taken!
(Rachelle Blondel) for a long time and I love reading
their blogs and hearing about their granny thrifting ways.
Was I excited?
Was I a little star struck?
Nothing to fear though.
The ladies were lovely.
Lovely lovely lovely.
There were granny suitcases full of
peachy goodness to play with...
and lots of fabby fabric too!
This was my suitcase full!
I was determined to use up some of my
stash of retro fabrics.
In the morning we all made very useful wrap around aprons
with very big pockets.
This is mine...
The middle section.
This is the right hand pocket made from a 70's dolls quilt
wilh a doilie to add a bit of granny bling!
A view of the left hand pocket blinged again
with a pink doilie this time.
After an amazing lunch (thank you Louise and Debs!)
we made a whatnot garland with vintage fabrics,
lace and embroidered tray cloth bits.
I sewed mine onto an old tape measure and
it is now hanging in my hall.
A reminder of a fabulous day.
As the afternoon drew to a close we hung the
whatnot garlands outside ...
put on our pinnys ...
(Debs and Louise modelling their new pressies)
and went outside for some photos.
I love my new apron very much
and the memories it holds are very dear.
Here we all are together.
Happy happy happy.
I must say a huge thank you to Louise for arranging such
a fantastic day.
Thank you for reading.