yes I will admit...
i do thrift a lot of vintage linens and often justify their purchase with cutting them up and creating something new to be able to enjoy their vintage loveliness a bit more practically
(dozens of doilies, tablecloths and tea towels in suitcases is not the ideal).
but more often than not I can't bring myself to get out the scissors and cut them up.
I picked up this pretty cross stitch tablecloth from Vinnies a few weeks back for a couple of dollars.
(just look how neat the back is too)
After much deliberation though...
and with this sweet bird pattern in hand and having joined in this lovely Handmade Christmas Ornament Swap I decided to get cutting and crafting.
I'm planning a couple more of these... some for Christmas gifts and a couple to keep.
So hopefully now with a bit of confidence I can tackle a few more vintage linens from the stash.
Linking up with the other creatives here.