I set about remedying the situation with an empty purse, this book
that I discovered at a charity shop for 35p - with the original master pattern still inside! and the sort of fevered need to sew that hits now and then.
I made five skirts in two days and all from my stash. Only one was material actually purchased from a fabric shop (ages ago), another was made from a pre-loved cotton sheet, one from a pair of charity shop curtains, one from a remnant and this little baby from a Rupert the Bear duvet cover (£1). Children love it, Mums tend to do a double-take and then decide I'm obviously a bit strange and I just think it's a bit of fun. I love wearing when F-I-L is about as he hates this sort of thing and likes to make his opinions known - which only serves to make me do it all the more ;)
It nearly opened a whole can of worms as I then looked at the novelty bedding every time I went into a charity shop and found myself considering Thunderbirds, Beatrix Potter and Bob the Builder amongst others ;) - I did resist as I thought that might be pushing it.
I've been a busy bee today and would like to introduce you to Millie (seated left)
As predicted the Minx did fall for her - even before she had a face or hair. Last night I sat with a glass of red and my embroidery box and out came Millie. Her little friend in the photo is Suzie who she bumped into whilst on the sewing table waiting for her clothes. Suzie was in for running repairs on her skirt. I can't wait for Minxie to come home and see them!Sausage Monster has not been left out as his bear's mouth has been restitched and into a smile rather than the somewhat grumpy one he had before.