I know it’s true … I know you should measure twice and cut once. I know this. But even so … sometimes things do go just a bit wonky here at Bustle & Sew HQ where measuring and accuracy are concerned! A couple of weeks ago I decided to use some of my prettiest vintage fabric to offer a Limited Edition Flora the Elephant kit.
I had, as I thought, plenty surplus that I could think of no immediate use for and it seemed such a shame just to keep it stored away. This fabric had been the curtains in my old workroom at Coombe Leigh which were much too large for my new windows here at The Cottage and so I planned to cut down and reuse some of it to make Roman blinds for my new workroom. I did measure twice when deciding how much I needed to keep for this project – but sadly I clearly didn’t measure accurately – oops! – as when I came to make my second Roman blind (my workroom has two windows) I found I didn’t have sufficient floral fabric remaining.
Luckily I am a bit of a hoarder – no, that’s not true – I am a major hoarder when it comes to fabric – and I’d unpicked and saved the fabric from my old kitchen blind in Devon (again far too large for any of my windows here) ….
It’s a really nice pink check from Susie Watson, now discontinued. And I wondered … would it look VERY odd to have different fabrics at my two workroom windows …
So that is what I did! Maybe it is rather unusual(!), but I think it still looks pretty – and will in any case remind me to measure THREE times before cutting my fabric in future haha!! That’s Daisy you can see in the corner of the first picture. She knows she isn’t allowed in my workroom, but unlike Ben, who is a very GOOD DOG, she just doesn’t care. And the two little Floras – the cause of the fabric shortage(!) now sit happily in a basket on my workroom shelf, watching everything that happens below ….
Sadly I don’t have any more vintage fabric left for limited edition Flora kits, but there are still plenty of new Flora kits in the Bustle & Sew store – and we have an exciting new kit available for pre-order too ….
Yes, the Wilderness Bear is available as a kit – and we’re offering a pre-order discount too. Just CLICK HERE to learn more.