I made something new today. I think it is really special. I have been collecting vintage embroideries for a few years now, tablecloths, napkins, dresser scarves, etc. I only cut into the ones that have holes or stains that don't want to disappear. Today I got up the courage to cut into a few. I have had this idea for awhile and was happy to find the time to attempt it.
After my little one's birthday I have had parties and celebrations on my mind. I really love to think that someone will want to use my handmade things to decorate their wedding, nursery, garden or anywhere they can think of.
For this banner I cut into three different embroidered vintage tablecloths. I also used vintage and repurposed eyelet fabric, a lovely white linen which I decorated with hand stitches of my own and snippets of a doily or laces.
I couldn't stop doing it up, I decided to add some of the fabric flowers I had made one day out in the sun with little one who helped me to turn and stuff them. Those little fingers are so good at such jobs and we had such a nice time chatting, soaking in the sun and doing our little sewing project together.
I am not really sure if perhaps the fabric flowers were over the top?
It is in the shop. Now I am running off to my sewing room to make more garlands!