Whether it was that purple house, which I spotted on Saturday, or whether it was this beautiful vintage cotton feedsack...
...something certainly inspired me .
I woke up in a purple haze and in 'purple mode', this morning!
Purple is not a colour which I tend to use very often, hence the lack of it in my fabrics and also my scrapbook papers.
But I soon found myself playing around on the floor (like you do !!)
... gathering together a few purple and green vintage fabrics.
Not forgetting some pieces of vintage embroidery, naturally!
Although...for a few days, I have been playing , in my head, with an idea.
First of all I knew that I wanted to make a padded piece...in order to be able to stick in pins, needles etc.
I sewed four pieces of the fabric together and then putting some wadding underneath it,I fixed it all to some thin chipboard.
So that would be the bottom of my clipboard.
And then for the top half...
As for the rest...
I fixed a lovely piece of vintage embroidery to a felt square.
I backed that onto some more vintage fabric and prettied it up with some lace etc.
I fixed that loosely underneath the metal clip of the clipboard.
The idea being that this clip holds all of your lovely swatches of fabric.
Finally, ribbons and embellishments complete the job.