Some time ago my lovely Mum had a bit of a clear out and gave me some crafty bits and pieces I’d made many years ago.
There were these…
and another little embroidery of a bird (I must have had a thing about birds at the time 😉 ).
Well I really didn’t want these ending up in another drawer so I pondered about what to do with them. I can’t say I’ve been particularly innovative but this is what I decided to do.
The little cross stitch birds aren’t my cup of tea anymore. I’m not a bright colours person but I thought they’d be great as lavender bags – useful but tucked away out of sight! (Yes OK – in a drawer!). I found some bright fabrics to use as backings…
and made these…
they’re not lavender bags yet because I only cut the lavender last week and it’s drying in the greenhouse – but soon 🙂
The little bird embroidery had a horrible stain on it which I tried to wash out but, although it faded a bit, wouldn’t disappear. I cut away as much of it as possible and stitched a border on it to make a little mat.
so that’s two rescues 🙂
Which takes me to the crochet dove. I can remember working out this pattern and carefully crocheting it. I was so proud of it! I framed it and it was on display in my childhood bedroom for a long time.
So this is special and I’m turning it into a wall hanging – seemed fitting some how 🙂
I’ve stitched it onto a lovely dotty fabric, it was a bit of a job teasing it out so it was as straight edged as possible, and now I shall edge the edges (!) with ribbon.
Watch this space!
Until next time,