Thanks for all your lovely enthusiasm yesterday about my new fabric. Must say I am just thrilled with it, haven't been this excited since I thought Johnny Depp might be living nearby (but that's another story in another country!).
The fabric is a magical mix of old, old, old and a dash of modern technology. In fact if you spin the clock back to this time last year I had the idea for this fabric, for this range of goodies. Unfortunately I didn't know quite how to do it. I didn't have the building blocks so to speak. The idea was all there, the plans in place, just couldn't work out how to 'get the boat on the water' so to speak.
I was so thrilled on Monday that after all the HQ/sewing machine/scissors and snow adventures, I fairly dashed at working with it. I made up two hearts and a pillow. I also put together another design for a Scottish feel. Trotted down to the coffee shop yesterday to show off my wares. The boys loved the new line but fell about laughing at my 'Scottish' efforts. Okay, so it was music and a thistle, nothing great there. 'Where are you trying to go with it?' asked Pete. 'I want it to be the same as my 'Brocante' fabric but Scottish, but I don't have the old papers etc to work with'. It is at this point that mine host scampers off to the attics. He returns a few minutes later with a pile of dirt and grime in his hands. Yeuch, what the heck. 'Just look, it's your paperwork' says an excited coffee shop owner who looks a bit like a chimney sweep with all the dust all over him. I unfurl the grimy bundles and lo and behold I find a treasury of old bills and papers. Beautiful script, fabulously old dates, just like my French stuff but Scottish all the way. We all celebrate with more coffee and a brain-storming session for the Scottish line.
All very exciting, all mad, all improbable, all hopeful, all fun.
Rush home to work with papers, spend a straight 8 hours on it then fall into bed exhausted. Wake up this morning and realise how I can improve things. Start again this morning.
There is hope…..