poppies

From 1 old, unloved curtain to a family of FANTASTIC cushionsThank you so very much to you lovelies who commented on my part one of Accidental Field of Poppies in early September post.

You I hope will be pleased to hear, the business woman in me prevailed and not the Mother ….DANGIT that really is a first, I feel liberated ;)

The poppies have been made into a family of cushions and much to my amazement they sold IMMEDIATELY! Didn’t get them to the vintage fair, just a little promo on my blog and facebook and KAZAM….. gone! More than slightly delighted and even more inspired than I was before so a big thank you for your support, encouragement and advice. xxx

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In a bid to get my hands on GENUINE vintage fabric, not looky likey pretend vintage-esque I have been trawling the internet and charity shops like a secret stash stalker! Uh Ha! Yep …. You know what I mean, saw you in there as well while I was a snooping!

Anyways, I digress (not much new there then) internet has yeilded two curtains from different places on different days but both arrived yesterday, apart from being utterly lush I must be attracted to poppies right now, purely accidental and I had forgotton about the bright red 70′s door curtain so when I saw it I really did squeal with delight.

My business head in prep for the Vintage Fair in November is saying beautiful cushion covers, very saleable as Christmas gift BUT the eldest daughter (because everything I buy must be for her or her sister even though hey are 23 and 19!)….. Oh Mumma, can you make me a 50′s skirt in that fabric it’s wicked!

Dilemma, it is wicked, it would look great as a 50′s skirt BUT it wont’t earn me any money!!!!! What is a mother to do?

CUSHIONS …. Make some money ~ let her sink herself up to her neck in charity shop offerings and find her own fabric! Do hope I have your support in my bullish position dear reader?

The other poppies has a maker name so am set to research as I can’t quite place the era but they have he feel and look of 40′s or even earlier.

I plan to share my makes with you once
1. Decisions made
2. Grappled fabric away from daughter
3. Husband fed and watered to avoid unwanted interludes
4. Found an extra hour in the day

Welcome any ideas, comments, suggestions for makes etc. Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read. Have a great day.

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