I found this colourful chap in the Shelter shop on Western Road. He reminded me of Humpty from Playschool (and the Humpty Dumpty in Jasper Fforde's fantastic 'nursery crime' whodunnit, The Big Over Easy)! He's in poor shape and I'm afraid I will be respectfully breaking him up for parts - the fabric Suffolk puffs (yoyos) which form his arms and legs.
They're a wonderful mixture of textiles from different eras - plenty of 1970s clothing and bedding fabrics, and a few from the 50s and 60s too. I don't know if I'll use the puffs themselves as many of them are stained or faded, but I'll study the prints closely and use them as inspiration for some future project. I feel like a kid in a sweet shop!
* SONG OF THE DAY: Neil Sedaka - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do *