If anyone is interested in more information, I got the idea from Janet Grangers blog
A further update on HAED cross stitch Mini Intermission. Page 6 completed.
I bought a cheap "lucky dip" packet from my local fabric store. It had lots of wonderful material and a huge piece of purple polka dots. Luckily purple is my favourite colour. As I'm setting up a craft room I'm using this purple fabric to decorate with. I made this cute little owl and pincushion jar. She has a little yellow apron on in front with pockets for storing sewing bits and bobs. I stitched the wings together to create extra storage space. She now sits on my sewing desk holding pens, scissors, etc. I made a pincushion on top of an old coffee jar, trimmed with matching purple ribbon.
The pattern for the owl is here
I also made a sewing machine cover. The front has an embellished picture that I found on the internet and printed. A frame was made using a silver fabric covered in silver sequins from my mothers sewing box. Its been in there for as long as I can remember. I added a few silk ribbon flowers and a piece of green tulle in the top left corner.
I had an old corkboard. To brighten it up I painted the frame in yellow and glued some of the polka dot fabric to it. I added a trim of a thin purple ribbon. I'm very pleased with it, it definitely brightens the room, instead of the drab old corkboard. I forgot to take a photo. Maybe next time.