I've had a brilliant day out today - I drove off to Ipswich this morning to the UPMarket at the Waterfront - a fab Vintage and Modern Market - there was a vast array of all sorts of yummy things there. This stall really caught my eye - I really liked these Union Jack cushions....
.....and the super weather made sure loads of people were there enjoying themselves.....
.....I bumpled into my friend Heather who was browsing for inspiration (sorry, didn't get a piccie of you Heather).....
.....and also met up with another friend who bought a fab set of vintage scales for her kitchen (ooops, no piccies of her either - just the scales!) - can't believe she managed to update her blog before I did!.....
.....and what treasures did I buy? This fabulous vintage linen laundry bag, that is beautifully hand-embroidered, that I have cunningly disguised as a cushion cover - I've just popped a feather cushion pad inside and folded over the top - a crafty idea, no?? It looks great in my new bedroom. All for the grand sum of £10 - an absolute bargain! Obviously ONE day I'll make a proper cushion with a zipper and everything, but it looks fine for now! My trip to Ipswich was finished off by meeting up with another friend in town for coffee, which was the perfect end to a fantastic day out.
Blogs I follow
These are the UK shops that I use to purchase my quilting supplies - fabrics and threads etc.