I’ve been trying to get this project done all week….the challenge theme 34 at Sugar Creek Hollow is Sew Fashionable, and you must have a fashion item on your project! I recently bought a whole stash of Workbasket books; the oldest was from 1948, and that’s where this crocheted bathing suit pattern originated:
I cannot imagine making ANY kind of bathing attire, let alone a crocheted one. My first dive into the ocean and it would be wet and sagging for sure! But here it is—I even used some of the directions as part of the embellishments, along with some Graphic 45 papers, a few buttons from my stash and an old measuring tape we found when cleaning out my MIL’s sewing room.
I did add some “water spots” from the French Foliage set, and stamped a cheesecloth image on the background. This is larger than a card, so I made it into a little vignette and added a stand to prop it up on the back. This is probably not as “embellished” as some vintage things are, but I didn’t want it to look too awfully crowded!
Cassidy has a bit of a cold, but it didn’t stop her from showing off her artistic skills in coloring the jack-o-lantern Grammy drew for her: