My next stall is at Jo-Joe’s Market on July 21st.
There will be face painting. There will be children’s activities. There will be homemade cakes.
In recognition that for some customers, square or rectangular cushions, even in delicious vintage fabrics, might perhaps prove a tad unexciting, I thought I would try something new.
I made some pretty birdie cushions.
It all started with a round cushion pad that just wasn’t, well, round. It had a rubbish flat side. And who wants a sort of not quite “D” shaped cushion?
So instead of tutting and cursing it’s annoying irregularity every time I came upon it and putting it away again, I decided to utilise the pad’s innards to stuff these two tweetie pies.
I like that they seem to have emerged with their own personalities.
Sunny Tweetie Pie, in Colleen Farr’s lovely yellow floral Banbury fabric, is sensitive and a bit shy, despite her bright plumage.
Whereas Lola Tweetie Pie, with her slightly pert beak, is quite the little show-off.
Come July 21st they will be perched on my stall at the market.
If people like them, I might even make more.
If you are in the vicinity of Sherwood in Nottingham, between 2 and 4pm on the 21st, do come and say hello.
Did I mention there would be homemade cakes?