I decided to make a purse that I'd seen in a new crochet book I bought a few weeks ago, Nicki Trench's Crochet with Flowers. It has a fabric lining and I knew exactly what fabric to use.
My grandma used to design fabric and my cousin Karen over at Reinvintaged has had a roll printed. The fabric's called Phyllis (after my grandma) and I couldn't wait to use it.
I made a card using a swatch of fabric and crocheted flowers to match the purse and added a couple of embellishments.
Luckily I came across some wool which matched the fabric perfectly!
A flower embellishment.
The matching pair!
I loved putting this together and if I can get my act together I may make some more for pressies throughout the year!
I recommend anyone interested in vintage clothes to visit Karen at Reinvintaged - she has some fabulous patterns and make up prices are so reasonable.
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