Sorry not the best photos - to be honest all done in a bit of a rush - I could have chosen much nicer accoutrements. Anyway this is one of the vintage embroidered 'do dahs' that I made the other day - this one is small and will hold sewing thread (just what I have always wanted...not!). I feel a whole range coming one with different coloured buttons denoting different coloured threads! Daft really.
The reverse and top is a delicious piece of 1940s (maybe even earlier) linen fabric that my sister gave to me - a very small strip but I have made it go a long way.
This embroidery is tiny but perfectly formed - it was from an old table mat that sadly had mildew in the middle that no amount of soaking would budge. I rescued the embroidered cottage that was on it and made that into a purse a while ago - I remember that I was not too happy with the shape of this purse but I did love the embroidery
I feel some vintage Spring embroideries coming on