I'm so glad you enjoyed my tutorial for making British Flag cushions!
Kathleen was way ahead of me though - she's been making them for a while now, and here is one of her beauties. You will find another HERE on her blog. :-)
This morning I made up two more cushion fronts (from my slowly reducing stash of Rural Jardin) in just under an hour.
I'll finish them tomorrow, but tonight I'm going to add to my collection of quick, vintage themed gifts, and I thought I'd show you as you may be inspired to make something similar.
Most of my regular readers know that I love anything vintage - doilies, tablecloths, quilts, hankerchiefs, etc. I really enjoy giving new life to cast offs I find at the op shops. If you saw THIS blog post in June you'll already have an idea of how I use old doilies.
Last Thursday I found a recently donated box of doilies at the local Salvos store overflowing with precious hand-stitched delights and all for just 50c a piece. I came home with 5, two of them to keep whole for my own household use, and three to cut up and make new again.
With this pretty doily I was able to make two 2011 diary covers, and two bookmarks!
With a second doily I made another diary cover and bookmark (and I still have 1/2 the doily left to use in other projects!)...
The third doily had the sweetest little birds cross-stitched at both ends, so with one of the ends I made a scented soap sachet...
I still have the other end to play with tonight, but in the centre section of the doily were some sweet cross-stitched flowers so I used them to make two scented coathanger sachets - one with rose pot pourri, and the other with lavender.
Now that is a lot of lovely gifts (with still more to come!) at a cost of just $1.50 - everything else I had in my stash.
I have another simple tutorial for you tomorrow. (You'll need a very pretty saucer for it, though. I bought mine for 10c at the op shop)...
Have a lovely weekend,