I just love these old county postcards and for a long time I've have been itching to do something with a vintage England theme.
I was given this jigsaw when I was very young.
It's probably the only thing I've kept from my childhood and
it's the original one, before reorganisation in 1974....and it's the one which 'educated me' re the counties of England. I would sit for hours and play with it.
I am always quite horrified that when, on University Challenge, any questions come up about the English counties, the students rarely answer them correctly!
I think all students should have one of these on their coffee table...to play with during their spare time! LOL ;-)
I've got the post 1974 version too...and also a couple more, which have odd pieces missing!
So I thought, why not combine the postcards, the jigsaw pieces, some vintage fabric pieces and a bit of an imagination..stir it all up in that pot of mine and work on some county clipboards!
Why not indeed!
And there's no better place to start than Devon!
But I used the South Devon postcard as it was rather nice!
I padded the bottom of the board so that it can be used as a pin cushion.
I covered it with vintage fabric and stuck the postcard on the top.
I stuck a small magnet on the Devon county jigsaw piece.
Thankfully, the top of the clipboard is magnetic.
And at the mo it's still a work in progress as I start to faff around with fabrics and papers.
Talking of fabrics, just by chance these arrived, this week...
120 pieces of vintage 30s/40s cotton
And whilst I was down on the floor playing with them, I matched them up with some modern FQs...so new with an old twist.
I just love doing things like this!
Have a lovely weekend !