I have been guilty of buying treats for myself over the last week or so. Here is one of the latest - some material (V&A Benedictus) that I have been coveting since last Autumn when I first saw it. It is based on designs made by Benedictus in the 1930s (I need to do a bit of research on him, I think).
The patterns range from loud, floral and overblown, to geometric and totally Art Deco, but I love them! I think there was another pattern when I originally saw the material, with a navy blue background and pale blue blossom shapes, but that didn't seem to be there when I ordered.
This is my favourite out of the ones I bought and just makes my heart sing (to use a cliche, but a very apt one). We all need things like that, don't we? So, what (you may be asking) am I planning to use this for? Well, I want to see it, so am planning more bunting - but probably with a plain back - and perhaps I may attempt a panel cushion or even a patchwork one. I haven't bought very much of each one, as I was attempting to be relatively economical, so no huge projects can be attempted.
Incidentally, just a mention for the company I bought the material from, called Eclectic Maker. I ordered on Monday afternoon and received an email saying it had been shipped later that afternoon. It arrived on Tuesday - I was so impressed by the service. They have a wonderful range of fabrics to look at and drool over too. I shall be keeping my eyes open for the navy blue material as well, to add to the collection.