Remember all those old tape measures I plundered? Well this is my first project using them, and it’s quite a different style for me……
I’ve cut out illustrations from this very old McCall's sewing book to make a background collage. I bought it for no more than 10p from a car boot sale. It must date back to the 1950’s judging from the designs in it, which is why I bought it in the first place.
After making the centre collage panel, I glued on the fabric tape measure and made a rough bow, then matted it on black card.
I was going to leave it at that, but then remembered some brass sewing charms I had been given, so I added them to the corner of the card, continuing the sewing theme.
I’m not sure if I will let this card go ….. but it’s one tape measure down, and about another twenty three to go!