Patches prep

As I mentioned a little while ago on The Secret Rose facebook page, I’ll once again be participating in Patches market’s Christmas edition, taking place on December 2nd. The weeks leading up to the event always resemble Santa’s workshop at my house, with preparations taking up every spare moment and my social life taking a serious back seat!

Still, taking part in Patches is always a highlight on The Secret Rose’s calendar, and all the hard work is certainly worth it in the end, once I see my (hopefully) prettily set up stall! There’s just a couple of weeks to go now, so Patches prep is really coming to a head, with new items being worked on daily.

This time round, I’ll be introducing a new product line of embroidered wall art displayed in upcycled vintage frames salvaged from many a thrifting trip. Two of these frames in particular needed some TLC, so they received a good scrub and shine with (fabulous discovery) white vinegar by the patient boy this weekend. The frames are twins, and the photo below shows the first having been newly shined, with its sister waiting in line – quite the difference, right? I’ll be posting the finished embroidered wall art to go in these babies soon.

Some of the other frames that will be gracing my stall come December 2nd are a large circular gold frame, bearing a chunky embroidered ‘Home Sweet Home’ message, and an embroidered botanical drawing. There’s loads more to come though, so stay tuned!

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