I actually had several ideas. Chris loves vintage things, and while including vintage wasn't a rule, I knew it was a must for me! Anyway, I set about acting on my ideas, and well, things weren't working out. I set the first attempt to the side. It was too big anyway, and since there were only about 2 rules, breaking one seemed like bad form. So I started out with plan B and again got to a point where I couldn't get it pulled together, either. I was a bit stumped and a lot frustrated. I set all of that to the side and got out my small stash of vintage things. In the process, I rediscovered an embroidered dresser scarf (with a small hole in the middle). I thought it may have possibilities, so I started to "play." I ended up with this:
I cut a heart out of one end, centering the motif of the sunbonnet lady, and used a bit of a real vintage flour sack for the back.
I attached some ribbon roses, buttons, etc. and trimmed it in crocheted trim and lace. I was undecided whether I should stuff it or not, and in the end, thought that leaving it flat was the best.
Isn't it funny how sometimes a plan just doesn't work, and yet something more spontaneous comes together effortlessly?
I sent it off to Chris and in return, I received this:
I had so much fun doing this swap. I'm just glad I only had to make one item--Chris had to make 5! Check out her blog to see all the lovely things she received.
Have a great day!