Today I get to tick off one of my
It has taken me MANY MANY hours to figure out how to do it and a fitful night of dreaming about it, but this morning I awoke with an epiphany and finally I managed to make a photo collage. Hoo-flippin-rah!
And these fabric vintage finds were the motivation I needed to figure it out.
Mind you looking at it now I still need to do a bit of work on the image selection; the full pictures of the table cloths don't look so great.
Images from the top are: tabbard apron with funky orange peacock patterns, a circular Sheriden tablecloth, the floral edge of the rectangular table cloth on the next row, a beautiful mustard and floral rectangular tablecloth, a close up of the circular Sheriden tablecloth, a half pinny in green floral, a pink half pinny with the most gorgeous pocket details, a very awesome piece of unused fabric (the scale isn't apparent here but the flowers are about as big as dinner plates) and another tabbard apron in orange floral vintage fabric.
|A close up of the peacock pattern|
|Super duper florals|
Now what to do with them I wonder. I absolutely hate the thought of cutting them up, although that is what I tell myself I will be doing with them when I buy them. I have been saying the same thing about the other vintage fabrics I've bought, but as yet they remain untouched. I think I'm afraid of ruining them and feel like I would like to improve my sewing skills so that I can do them justice.
Maybe that can be a plan for later in the year...I've got a few things on the go already at the moment.
p.s. If anyone has any good tips on using Gimp and making collages that are more beautiful than my one is, I would be most appreciative of any advice / guidance / help / useful links
ta v much