Are you playing along with Umbrella Prints Trimmings Competition?
I am a big fan of Amy's designs so didn't need asking twice when I saw details of the competition.
My fabric pack arrived quite a few weeks ago now and has been sitting on my desk begging to be played with.
The fabrics sat there teasing me for far too long and this week when stress levels were beyond high, it seemed a perfect time to take a little break and do some therapeutic sewing.
To be honest when I starting cutting them I had no idea what I was going to make.
Before I knew it HSTs had been cut (actually this was a couple of weeks ago) and sewn and still I had no idea what they were going to turn into.
Today it became a little more obvious and now we have the set of Umbrella Coasters, matched with linen and vintage braid detail and, irrespective of the fact that in my book you can never have enough mustard and grey and linen hanging around the house, I'm rather chuffed with the results.
I think it's fair to say a little amount of beautiful prints goes a long way. The itty bitty scrap bits were even turned into details on the backs (I knew there was a reason I didn't throw them away).
I don't care too much if I don't win as making these today was just what the doctor ordered.
Actually I do care if I don't win...have you seen the prizes???!!