I have been gathering really stunning antique carved mother of pearl buttons and ribbons. Also the only thing not vintage is some printed ribbon I bought with 'mothers love' printed on it through out. It is linen weave ribbon and will blend perfectly.
I thought I would line the back with maybe a piece of vintage quilt and then quilt through the front in places as well. I will possibly make some bias binding from vintage paisley to edge it at the side as the top and bottom will be rolled around the spool and stitched.
I am going to make one for my mum (its ok she does not have a computer, actually hates them so therefore does not read this blog - just collects every magazine I am published in!)
Also I will do another one for publication, this one my mum will see and then I will get a grin and she will say 'Sarah, you made one of those for me!' .....
I have had such fun hunting further a field in the charity shops. It is surprising the difference that a change of town makes, as to what can be found and up-cycled..
Well I have lots of hand stitching to do today to finish my mums wall hanging sampler so I will away to my basket of stitching and cosy down in my chair....
Have a wonderful day and Happy Stitching!