On our recent trip to Canterbury I spent a happy hour wandering around the many Charity Shops they had, including an Oxfam book shop where I found an excellent copy of a children's song book, music as well as words. Lovely to keep at home for when our 4 year old granddaughter visits.
In another shop, one which was aptly devoted to a children's charity, I found a little girl's pretty pink duvet cover and matching pillow case set. The design was fairy princesses and castles which was very appropriate for Little Granddaughter who loves anything pink and princesses are high on the list too. Reasonably priced so I bought it as a little gift from Canterbury. Spare bed linen for children is always useful.
Isn't it pretty?
Took about 15 minutes, and here it is:
Can you spot my applique? It's the heart directly above the princess's head. I used Bondaweb and tiny hand blanket stitch in a matching embroidery floss. Hope our little girl likes it too.
I pass on a lot of things to our local Charity Shops so it's nice to find useful bargains myself. I am a fan of "making do and mending" and not throwing away items that still have plenty of life in them. So my two Canterbury finds fitted my bill exactly.