Fabric-a-brac buy. I appliqued them on with blue thread.
All of them are backed by pieces out of an old white tea-towel. Woven into that tea-towel were the words ; New Zealand Steam Ship Company Ltd. I'd say it's quite old.
We haven't had steam ships for a while now....
I had to hunt through my box of bias binding to find the right blue. All bought secondhand, some quite old.
There are a few still wrapped in their old labels, look how pretty!
A bird of paradise on the pale pink bias binding from Scotland.
Paramount Art Deco buildings on the black gingham bias binding from England.
Tuis and Buzzy-bees on the bias binding from New Zealand, and who was Sister Susie from England? Looking at the style of the graphics I'd guess it's from around the 40's or 50's, although it does have a cellophane wrapper.
(Still not finished with that..)
Above are some patches I scored years ago, all the same size , cut from unused 1970's curtains.
Very bright and beautifully ugly. All up for sale; cheap cheap!! Genuine retro!! Get it here!!