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Monday, July 2, 2012
Sunbonnet Girl Rescue
I grabbed this sweet little doily during my last forage through The Bins. The embroidery is so sweet but, alas, someone wiped pink nail polish on one corner. No amount of chemical intervention can remove that so I decided she needed a rescue and repurpose.
I cut off the damaged portion then removed the same amount from the other side. Yes, I could have saved the other side but, but. It seemed like the right thing to do at the moment. I rummaged around in my stash and came up with a piece of terry cloth (okay, I got it out of the rag bag) and a blue stripe. The crochet butterfly came from a recent estate sale.
I attached the terry cloth to the back of the doily, like batting, then sewed it into a bag, open on one end. I made a bag from the blue stripe, inserted it inside to line the bag and then hand stitched around the top edge.
WaLa! A much-needed curling iron cozy.
I slightly offset the seam in the back so the embroidered butterfly would show on the front then hand-stitched the crochet butterfly on the back.
It works perfectly so I can slip my hot flat-iron right inside and put it away without waiting for it to cool and the little sunbonnet girl lives on.