And used the embellishments on a cushion, a layout, and a brooch.
The cushion is a warm-looking stuffed cushion to sit on my blue sofa and make people feel at home:
I made it using two pieces of fabric approx 9" square, the front piece is hessian/linen type fabric, the back piece is grey felt:
I embroidered the word 'home' using backstitch and cream wool:
And once I'd sewn the rest of the embellishments I wanted onto the front, I sewed the cushion right-sides together, leaving a 3.5" gap to pull it right-side out, and to push the stuffing in:
The 7" fabric strip was ironed on with bondaweb and then machine zig-zag stitched over, everything else is sewn on by hand:
Here's my layout, about visiting Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (the location of this hovis advert if you're interested!):
My daughter just had to go down the hill and back up again, so of course me and her grampa had to as well!
|I cut five 2" pieces from the vintage fabric strip in the kit, sewed them to the centre of the flower |
at the same time as the button, and then glued the fabric pieces to the layout using Copydex.
Finally I used the bits left in the kit to make this brooch, adding a quirky button I bought in a haberdashers:
The brooch was made by taking a strip of the white lace trip (approx 11" long), and stitching a loose running stitch along one edge:
Then pulling it all together until it formed a flower shape. Once it was the right shape I sewed the two ends of the lace together to hold it in place:
Then I just had to sew the lace, crochet flower, and button onto a brooch back:
And attach it to my handbag!:
What do you think of the Country Vintage Kit? What would you make with it? This, and some other style kits, are now available in my Etsy Shop!
Check back tomorrow for a blog hop:
I'm very excited about it! xxx