It's funny because before I started blogging my taste in fabric would not have included the big and bold styles favoured by AB but constant exposure to all the new colours and designs on other people's blogs has really changed how my eyes see things! You may remember that I chose some lovely fabrics from her Daisy Chain range for Mr Locket to give me for Christmas and part of this stash was turned into a pair of cushions
and the rest have been gradually growing into this quilt which is now ready to be layered and quilted.
Anyway, enough about me.
On to someone FAR more important.
Miss Dotty Locket of course!
As it is Dot's birthday towards the end of this month the outing to see Amy Butler was one of her treats along with the promise that I would buy her some more AB fabric for her new school bag as I seem to have started a tradition of making her one for her birthday each year - see here for this bag (coincidentally the first thing I ever made with an Amy Butler pattern!) and here for last year's version.
These are the ones she has been collecting
So I just need to think of some clever way to use them to make a great new bag!
While we were waiting for Amy Butler's presentation we spotted this pattern
and Dot and I decided that it would be another lovely birthday present if I were to make this for her too. She had already fallen for the fabric used on the pattern cover and we had bought some for her bag but then went back and bought another two and a half metres!
Good job she loves it!
I just hope I can sew the dress well enough (and that I have enough time to do it all as there are several other handmade presents that have been brewing in the back of my mind and there are only 8 days until her birthday!)
And, um, I also bought some more fabric to go with my existing Amy Butler collection!
Anyway, back to the important stuff.
Amy Butler was lovely - very down to earth and friendly and we all received free patterns
and she took the time to sign books and patterns and pose for photos
but, lovely as she is, I don't think that Dot could even begin to compare with the other character that Amy was photographed with.
I mean, we're talking REAL celebrity here.................
of a rather woolly-feathered variety..........
Why yes! None other than Mr Pigeon himself!
Seen here modelling one of Amy's new bag designs
but you will have to wait for Charlie's next post to see the photographic evidence of these A- list celebrities meeting for the first time!
Mr Pigeon also enjoyed the lunch although Charlie had to be very careful to only offer him the cheese sandwich as both egg and meat seemed a little inappropriate for a pigeon!
And there was even time for Mr P to end up behind bars with his old pal Lofty.
Dot and I had a lovely day and meeting Amy Butler was great, but I have to quietly echo Dot's conclusion that seeing Charlie P was definitely the highlight of the day.