I've been playing with these gorgeous fabrics from the Flea Market Mix range by Cathe Holden.
I'm having the most fun with the Floral Trade Cards, making a sachet filled with lavender and a tag to tie on a gift.
The Parchment Ephemera Flat Lay Fabric is a close second.
All the prints are divine and the question was, should I use it as a whole piece or fussy cut individual prints and applique or piece them onto???? I opted for a whole piece and worked running stitch and random cross stitches around the prints.
The only thinking I did was choosing a thread color to stitch around the prints. It doesn't get much easier than that. When the fabric is as interesting and beautiful as this, minimal embellishment is all that's needed.
And what was I making.
A new bag for my scissors.
In hindsight the old one should have been replaced ages ago, but I was emotionally attached to it, remembering why I picked the fabrics and what I was doing when I made it. Perhaps I've just been waiting for the right piece of fabric to come along.