I needed somewhere to keep my "sofa craft" - knitting and embroidery - but rather than make yet another bag/pouch/folder/roll, I thought I'd use this picknick basket which has been living under the bed in the spare room.
I've had it for years, and it's been used for a multitude of things, including the transportation of food, and so the lining was a bit too manky for my lovely yarns and threads. After deliberating for days and days as to which lining would look best, I was suddenly struck by some inspiration when I spied Madge in the corner wearing one of Gertie's Dresses.
A picknik dress for a picknik basket. Now don't get me wrong. If this dress wasn't too small for me - and i've even been on a diet to try to fit into it, I would be wearing it! The next best thing, is to be able to gaze regularly at it's beautiful fabric.
And it just looks so perfect in the basket! I'm exceptionally pleased with how it turned out!
When using fabric from Gertie's clothes, I always make something for Miss T who gave me the dresses. Gertie was her grandma.
And what better to remind one of one's grandma, than the smell of Lavender.