Over the last few days I have had a surge of creativeness and as a result I ahve made 2 Japanese Knot bags (see previous post for more info), 5 Lavender Hearts and a new doll made out of my lurrvely new Australian wool blanketing material.
But me being me, I didnt take any photos and I am so cross with myself. The bags turned out so well and the doll looked great.
In my defence they were all gifts and last minute gifts at that so I was in a bit of a rush to get them wrapped up and posted but still, it is rather annoying.
I will be making more of the bags though because they really are wonderful. If your at a bit of a loose end, give them a go. I think they took me just over an hour to complete.
Back to the wool blanketing.
I had been seaching for some flanneling or wool type material for my dolls and I was having no joy in finding anywhere in the UK that sold such stuff. The next best thing was to buy bed sheets!
But then I suddenly remembered that Jodie who makes absolutely brilliant dolls at Ric Rac, used a fabric which looked like the stuff I was after. So I emailed her and it turned out that the material she used is Doctors Flannel. Easy to get hold of in her part of the world but not so in the UK. Not to mention the price!
Sooooo after a bit more research I found a shop in York called the Viking Loom who sold the Australian wool blanketing. Very useful for me as all my family are in York so I can just send them in for it but as I was feeling quite inpatient after months of searching, I just ordered online.
Well the stuff is fab. Its lovely to sew with and the end results look amazing.
I have to say that I was lucky and managed to get the smaller cut piece in the sale for £9.99 but usually its about £20 for a 20" by 30" piece!
Me thinks that buying this will be for treats only!