I had to recover the cushions this year – the yellow stripey fabric came from a local charity shop and cost me all of 50p (less than a dollar). I stapled the Cath Kidston oilcloth table cover to the underside of the table – last year the summer was so wet and windy the tablecloth kept blowing away and was ruined. Not taking any chances in 2010! I was very pleased with my Union Jack too, it’s a very cheap modern one, but it was easy to take the newness off it by soaking with a teabag for a while.
The project I was photographing is a storage cube – made from a variety of fabrics and stiffened with a canvas lining. I was very pleased with the embroidery on the front – I took a vintage embroidery pattern and recreated it using applique.
I think it worked really well and if you’d like the pattern, then please just click here for the free download.
All that’s missing from my gazebo is some flags to add some summer jollity. I think I’ll make some fabric ones as they’ll have to live outside all summer, but for Townie Husband’s birthday party I’ll add extra ones in the form of the paper bunting I sell at DevonBear Designs
The draw will close at midnight (British Summer Time) on Saturday 24 April. You’ll find more details and pictures of the bunting at DevonBear Designs if you’d like to learn more.