Already having some delicate embroidery on the four corners I drew on there in light pencil the
words and embroidered them and then I had to think of some of my own embroidery to add to this and make it my work and my front of house as it were. Then when I am not at a vintage fair it can hang in my sewing room ..
So what are you thinking so far? Well I have finished it and pleased with the results. Can you see the little bee buzzing around the flowers?
I had so much fun with this and it was just the right piece of vintage fabric and it had the muted red berries that the original embroiderer had worked and it blended with the colour that I wanted for the words so it was like it was meant for me....
I keep pressing it gently and the press mark is coming out down the middle but slowly. I am going to damp it slightly later and put a thick towel on the ironing board. Turn it the wrong way and press it. When you have embroidery and buttons this is the way to press as the buttons etc sink into the towel and they do not break or flatten so there is a tip for you all.
Well this one is the keeper and is the front of house for Homespun, for the love of vintage. I am off to press it again to get it completely flat and then pin it up in my workroom until I do a vintage fair sometime.
Come back tomorrow to read all about the Vintage Bazaar at the weekend. I have to collate all the photos for you all to see. It was an amazing fair and I was so glad to be out and to see some of my lovely friends ......
Have a great day and of course Happy Stitching!