I called into SaveMart without my wallet. Which I thought was showing restraint but turned out to be a really dumb idea because I fell in love with a piece of vintage fabric. I spent two days trying to talk myself out of needing another piece of woollen fabric but the greens were too perfect. I took my wallet and for less than the price of a cup of coffee, I brought my plaid fabric home.
There is enough fabric to make a long warm scarf and plenty left over to make brooches. I used this tutorial from Design*Sponge which makes gorgeous big ruffly flowers. My first one was enormous, a bit like a cactus, so I scaled it down and used one less layer of petals. And added some lace. And some old buttons. The next one’s getting silk. Great tutorial, very cool flowers.
I have lots of woollen bits at school as well as a bag of old lace. If I buy some brooch backs before school starts on Monday, that’s Mothers’ Day sorted for this year. As for the green plaid flower, now I have to find a green jacket to wear it on. Or maybe navy blue.