This gorgeous vase/pot handpainted by my extremely talented friend who is about to take the ceramic world by storm (so I keep telling her). It stands about six inches tall with a three inch circumference at the top.
I wasn't tempted to keep this one. This prize needs knowledge and experience of whips and chairs. Just don't tell Princess Curly-Wurly if you win this one.
The old linen teatowel this originally was represents a lot of what I love about craft. Beautiful colours, exquisite stitching, the texture of aged (well worn) linen. Women making their daily worlds a bit more beautiful. It encapsulates much of what I took from Jane Brocket's book. I would call it Utilitarian Art but that term has been taken already.
I have repurposed it into a smallish sized shopper and hope that comfycosy will still be talking to me after seeing this picture. The original piece came from a prize I won over on her blog a few months ago. A shopping bag seems a better life than lurking in my beautiful things cupboard to be petted and adored.