Shabby chic - the use of used, worn, or inexpensive components to make stylish goods.
Now you can't argue that that doesn't sound good!
I decided that I needed a few small items for my craft fair so I wanted to have another go at some key rings.
But first - a bargain find, at the same charity shop I found all those delicious buttons on holiday... A great little wooden mug tree for hanging my little handmade bits 'n' bobs on -
Looks ok huh? And it was only 50p :)
I started by crafting a shabby Union Jack key ring -
This was from the instructions in the current issue of Homestyle Sewing magazine - as previously blogged here.
I then decided to try some other kinds of key rings, so I emptied out the bag of scraps I'd received from Julie in our recent scrap swap and played about with them putting funky combinations together. Here's the key rings I came up with -
I think they look pretty cool. I can't believe I made all these from scraps - I just added in some buttons and ribbons from my stash (and some key ring loops). I joined circles of fabric together with a button in the centre, sewed a back on and frayed all the edges.
These are my favourites -
|Vibrant blues and reds|
Phew, another item to tick of my list of stock.
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