Another little paper cut for your delectation.
With a LONG list of possible projects to do I am half way through making myself a tote bag from “The Liberty Book of Home Sewing” (another lovely Birthday present). The lining is some amazing Liberty sale stuff I bought last year. Alas I am stuck with regards to handles, I may end up making my own… suggestions?
Also very excited as the purse frame I had ordered, arrived today. So I am going to attempt to make a matching purse using the comprehensive instructions on the U-Handbag blog. Wish me luck, as I’ll have updates for you ONLY if it works out well.
I blocked the felt and then very inexpertly sewed (and glued, shhhh) the inside and the hat elastic and then trimmed it with this felt bow, which was the length from the excess felt.
I just love the colour and shape, made from a hat block I was given as a Christmas present. This was the first time I’d tried it, but I think it will be definitely getting a lot more use!!
So I don’t know if you know but I’ve recently had the pleasure of working on the Wilton’s Music Hall re-branding. I’ve mentioned Wilton’s in another post but for those of you who don’t know it is the oldest surviving grand music hall in the world. Originally 5 terraced houses, John Wilton opened Wilton’s Music Hall in 1858.
It’s an amazing building that has pretty much had nothing done to it since the 1880’s when the music hall closed and was taken over by a Methodist Mission. During the first ever Docker’s strike of 1889 the Methodists served 2000 meals there a day, during the 1936 Battle of Cable Street Wilton’s was used as a safe house. During the war it provided shelter for those bombed out of their homes and, in the 1950s it became a sorting place for rags. In one way or another, Wilton’s has always been at the centre of its community and, thanks to the Wilton’s Music Hall Trust, it is once again.
It’s been one of my favourite places since my first visit, when I saw the Destroyers playing there (if you ever get the chance they are awesome!) and so I was thrilled to play a part in their re-branding. Here’s a sneak of what we’ve done with it:
I’m hoping there will be more of the branding to show you soon.