Whenever I’m in a charity shop, I always have a rummage through the selection of old ties. Having acquired a few of the things, I figured I should probably start turning them into stuff.
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What with it being summer and ice cream weather, I was wondering what to do with the scraps of ice cream patterned fabric that I had leftover from a previous cushion. I started to cut out the individual ice creams and then tried spreading them out across different fabrics. It didn’t quite work, so I cut some fabric out to back them and started trying to group them together.
More cushion action, once again using my seemingly never-ending supply of remnants from C & H Fabrics.
The fabric is absolutely beautiful, really light and perfect for the reason I was making it – as part of a wedding gift!
Inspired by the two G/Jems, I decided to investigate the exciting world of fabrics and book pages on cards. I have received some amazing cards from both Gemma at GeeWHIZZoriginals and Jemma at Miss Jemma Elf utilising these very things, and eager to beaver away with all things craft, gave it a go myself.
Two pieces of fabric, a book page, a button, some pinking shear action and voila! It’s all cut rather roughly, as I prefer a more haphazard and laidback approach.
An idea I had for my wedding was using glass decanters to display flowers. They are really cheap to pick up (about £1 from your local charity shop) and you can decorate them too if you like.
I used strings of pearls (also harvested from the charity shops), ribbons, buttons and brooches to decorate mine.
Firstly, I looped the necklaces round the decanter and put brooches on the plain ones. Next, I thread a pearly button onto two ribbons and tied them together in a bow, as below.