Quite a long time ago I bought this stunning pattern from this tiny existence. I love everything about this shop from the name to the beautiful designs but most of all I love this particular pattern. I thought how lovely it would look in my craft space but I didn't think about the tracing!
It has taken me a long time to brave the tracing (months) and (as with most things) when I finally did, it really wasn't that bad!
Yes it took a little patience but it didn't take as long as I thought it would and it stayed very still for me. There is an iron on transfer version of this pattern available now but, for those of us in Europe, the tracing isn't all that bad! And now... I just have to sew it all!
I'm actually quite excited about it. I'm going to begin with the top shelf and work my way down. I'm not usually much into filler stitches but this is my chance to give them a proper go. I absolutely love the effects on the fabrics, just look at that green and white spotted fabric! So I will share some pics as I go along.
I have managed a little drawing this week, but (typically) the best one happened to be drawn on a scrap of paper with other bits of drawing on it but it has given me the idea of a set of market stalls. I also like the idea of embroidery patterns like this (bits of stitching is with me on this). Once I started thinking along these lines I got quite excited, bakery stalls, bunting stalls, fabric stalls, dress stalls.......
then I drew a jar of macarons (shamelessly taken from a jar of macarons in my Miette cookery book) which I was so very pleased with and in my excitement I dragged my hand across some glittery pen spots and smudged them half way across the page! I don't even know why I used the glittery pen so early! It's usually the last thing I do. So I got a little bit cross and there might have been a few sweary sounds but I've crushed my glittery pen to tiny fragments and I'm over it now.