I designed a few things that I wanted to make from velvet fabric so I book marked the site...or thought I did...to save for a 'rainy day'. That day came a couple of weeks ago but when I went into my bookmarks to pull up the site, it wasn't there!
I belong to a couple of forums on Facebook so I posted on one of them to ask for the source and of course the help arrived probably a minute after I clicked on "post". So off I went to the site with every intention of placing the order but hemmed and hawed after choking at the shipping charges from the US to Canada. I just couldn't justify spending that kind of money on shipping for a relatively small order.
Lo and behold, a couple of days later, I received an email from Shirley, a new quilting, rug hooking and painting friend who happens to live in close proximity, telling me that she had some velvet upholstery samples that she'd be willing to part with if I would like them.
To make a long storey short, Mr. Painted Quilt drove me over to Shirley's place where she gifted me with these!
Aren't they lovely?
I have so many plans for all the things I'd like to make with the rest of the samples but here's my first project.
A velvet pear pincushion!
Oh, and the stem is actually made with a branch from our pear tree!
Thanks so much again for your generosity, Shirley.
NOTE: If you'd like to make one, just let me know in the comments and I'll PDF my pattern for you to download.