Quick, I need a happyshiny picture post to get that whinge off the front page, so to speak.
Inspired recently by this, (scroll right down) I dug through my stash of op shop linen clothes purchased specifically to cut up, and made ...
They are a gift for someone else, but I am so in love with them that I’m going to make us a set in the same teals and creams (with one or two leaves in chocolate brown felt) and hang them in the kitchen.
The photos don’t demonstrate how beautifully they twirl in the breeze every time someone walks past. Quite magical.
Also, I believe I’ve found the answer to another question. I was so impressed with myself over the fabric-and-stitching Christmas cards, not to mention how seriously quick and easy it all was, that I searched my brain for a shape which could be stitched onto cardstock to create a stockpile of birthday cards for use throughout the year. Alas my pea-sized brain couldn’t come up with anything beyond circles (hard to cut successfully) and the birthday card project came to naught. And then I went to the beach. But now I have it!
Crikey that was a really longwinded boring way of saying I’m going to stitch linen leaf shapes onto thick paper and make a stash of birthday cards.