I saw these flowers…
I know they look a bit raggedy but the colours, wow, I love that combination.
It reminded me of a scrap of fabric I had that I’ve featured before, that became a skirt… that lasted until I decided to unpick it:
I was fully intending to turn it into a cushion but couldn’t resist trying again with the skirt idea. I wanted to do the same thing i.e. up-cycle the top bit (it’s the smallest scrap of material, not enough for an entire skirt).
I was going to throw out some old and very worn gardening trousers and thought maybe I could use them for the top bit. I wanted to combine it with yellow after seeing how lovely it looked on those primulas.
So I’ve had another go:
It’s a similar style but with the black top and more gathering and the as yet to be attached yellow, it already looks better. I think some black broderie anglaise at the bottom for balance.
I can’t keep unpicking it so I hope it looks better this time, it’s a lovely piece of material and I don’t want to waste it.
Philip bought me this coaster the other day:
I saw it and it made me laugh out loud. That’s real wishful thinking. It’s on my desk, amusing me daily.
Also I had a coat exactly like that!
Have a lovely weekend.