(I haven't finished one side....)
(I used 'that' blue rose fabric for the main bit and some lovely vintage polka dot raw silk with odd scraps of embroidery for the other bits).
The other one (with little lambs on) I also made by hand (we can tell Jenny....) and I clearly got a bit fed up with it but carried on regardless - also big enough for a bed for a little one.
I would not have the patience to make these now so glad that I 'put the hours in' when young!
Every so often I look at them and think that I should chop them up for cushions or something a bit more useable for today
This is me still making it by hand (we can still tell Jenny....) and used old embroidery thread for the top stitching - I made this into a little bag.
This is one from the 'Drawer of Shame' - here I tried to take short cuts and it was one short cut too far. This was after it went into the washing machine - it was a disaster dahhhhhling
A pair of little pincushions - machine sewn by now! A fiddly technique but worth doing for the final effect I think.
As my ego knows no bounds I am RE-posting two favourite pictures of mine - one of a bag that I made for my sister last Christmas..
The buttons hide a multitude...
And this one which I cannot for the life of my remember what I did with it! If you look very, very carefully you can see a tiny spot of blood where I pricked my finger sewing this!
My windows all in one nice space.
PS Thank you to you all for putting up with my eccentricities...I get carried away by my own velocity a great deal of the time....
PS re: embroideries - fear not dearies, it is rare for me to cut into an embroidery (as far as I remember it would only be to removed damaged bits) and those embroidered panels are perfecto for bag making just as they are. Edges are folded under and I 'frame' them with fabric or sometimes I line them and they then become a front pocket on a bag.. Each one can be unpicked and framed if needed and some of my embroidered bags are on their third reincarnation (due to changing of mind on frame fabric or length of bag handle!!)