Monday, August 29, 2011

What's A Girl To Do?

It all started with a sample of floral lace I had been given.

I had no use for it as it was so I cut out the flowers and laid them out on some blue fabric and then started stitching around them.

Nothing complex, mostly french knots in perle cotton in a myriad of colours.

I added some silk ribbon fargo roses and used up some scrappy pieces of silk ribbon by tacking along one edge and then pulling the tacking until the ribbon ruched into a little flower.

I add some bridal lace in the top left hand corner as an extra but it could easily be removed if I did not want it there anymore.

The background fabric is light blue quilting cotton and the piece is backed with lightweight wadding and quilters muslin. It measures approximately 23 x 29 cm (9.5 x 11.5 inches).

Now that I am about done, I am not sure what to do with it. It was just something I had in my work basket to work at in the evenings when I did not have anything else around and fancied doing a bit of stitching.

I did think it could be used for the front of a handbag or framed and put on the wall, or I could put it on my Trade Me auctions and try and sell it.

As a follower, what do you think I should do with it?

The follower with the best idea will receive a set of my pansy silk prints:-

I look forward to hearing your ideas.


Razzle Dazzle Quilter said...

I think it would make a nice front for a ladies lingere keeper

Phillipa said...

Would make a lovely Boudoir cushion with a lacey double layer ruffle.
But then again, who says we actually have to "do" something with our creations.Just draped au-natural would be lovely too.Move it around the house as you please.
Regards Phillipa

upinak said...

Frame it.

Cherie said...

It's totally beautiful Peggy, too beautiful for someone's bottom to be placed upon, to be on the front of a bag that get's caught as it brushes past something sticking out (as as happened to mine).
It's too beautiful to be doing anything else other than be framed to be admired by future generations.

Pat Winter Gatherings said...

I think it would make a beautiful BOHO bag flap :-)

Unknown said...

it is really a masterpiece, I love it!!! hugs

Unknown said...

I didn't understood I had to suggest how to use it, it so precious that is hard to decide: a pillow, a little bag for theatre, a curtain. You are great! hugs