Instead of putting away the mass of camping paraphernalia dumped in the kitchen and hosing down the muddied canvas and wet suits from our brief trip away, I spent a good chunk of today sewing and stuffing these ...
I sold most of my stock of heart brooch pillows at the last Bridport Vintage Market.
I make them from scraps of embroidered linens that are beyond rescue.
Each has a band of lace or ribbon to slot a postcard or photo of a loved one in.
Each one is supplied with either a vintage postcard or a brooch. Stupidly, I packed the postcards and brooches in the depths of a box in my car ready for the weekend so cannot show them!
Each hangs from a length of gingham or ric rac ribbon, is backed with contrasting fabric and measures 27cm from top to bottom, not including the ribbon. Firmly stuffed, they are perfect for displaying your brooches.
And yes, that's me, aged about 8, with a very dodgy home cut fringe!