My friend Pam from Seven Sisters Quilt Group gave me some adorable Holly Hobbie fabric. She gave me stacks of fantastic fabric when she had a giant clearout recently. I think it might be from the 1970s, along with my Sweet April and Tiny Tears dolls I had a Holly Hobbie doll in the seventies. As I mentioned before I have a friend who is nuts about all things pioneer and homespun so I used some of the fabric to make two drawstring bags. I lined them with red gingham and used ribbons and beads from my stash. I made two as, actually, I have two friends who like pioneer style. I made them both Laura Ingalls bonnets a while back, I’m sure they’ve come in very useful.
I keep my beads in an old Sarsons pickled onion jar which gives the beads a pickled onion fragrance. I quite like it and fortunately, for others, it wears off pretty quickly. I have tried scrubbing the jar with bicarbonate of soda but that pickling vinegar is strong stuff!
My favourite bead is in the shape of a chameleon. It cost me 43 pence and I’m saving it for a special project.