Stitching, Reading and Op Shopping

September 24, 2009 at 2:45 pm 2 comments

The stitching is on-going as I add little extras to the sea angels; here are a couple of snippets (I have been powering through the romeo for all the metallic lace):

dress top

star 1

star 2I am into buttons at the moment (after the workshop making some) and I’m currently reading this really interesting and informative book on the history of buttons:


And this one on making all sorts of interesting buttons (some of which may find their way onto the rose sea angel):e

Now for some bargains picked up from the local Op Shop, handily opposite the furniture warehouse where I was checking out beds for youngest son. This would have to be my favourite op shop for picking up great stitching supplies. For $14 I scored over a metre of good quality wool gaberdine, 2 metres of a silky polyester (feels very similar to the fabric in my favourite Basque dress and would look sensational printed with a gold motif), a fat quarter of a toning batik cotton (also good quality) – I can see a bag happening here, 4 new zips, 2 silk ties, a chiffon scarf, large piece of red synthetic felt, assorted buttons, a reel of a very nice variegated pink cotton, a spare bobbin case for my Janome (I can now use this for fiddling with the tension), a thin strip of velcro and over a metre of hand crocheted cotton edging.

9What a haul!!

Yet again we have missed out on tickets in the Geelong Footy Club ballot so we will be watching from home; at least we won’t get wet!




Entry filed under: Buttons, Dissolvables, Johnston Collection, op shopping.

Fabulous fun with fabric We are Geelong

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Linda Stokes  |  September 26, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    great op shopping Jo & good luck for the football.

  • 2. Judy Grant  |  December 8, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Hello from Michigan. Your blog is lovely. I also enjoy buttons. Have you ever made dorset buttons?? What kinds of buttons are shown in The Button Maker. Looks interesting. Hugs Judy


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