I was inspired by Ruth Rae, her book 'layered, tattered & stitched' plus several other blogs which pointed me in the right direction. Now that I have made my first one, I do not think I will need to refer to them again.
It is not quite complete as I want to add a couple of fabric tabs with a personal messages for my friend. I have hidden a 'Happy Birthday' message, which I hope she will find if she explores it, so she can hang it up without as a piece of Art without a glaring birthday sentiment.
It measures about 24cms wide by 45cms, 9.5" x 18"....ish
Anyway, I don't know what you think of it, any comments or suggestions very much welcomed :o)
I tea dyed the lace and fabrics
Centre embellishment was a necklace. All buttons are vintage.
Brass top bit, half a sawn off key
Navy blue base, is a hardback book cover
2 organza 'pockets ' containing 'things'