At last week's car boot I came upon a very 'shabby' piece of linen. That is shabby "shall I not even buy it" - not shabby as in Cath Kidston Vintage style. It really was a scrap and even the seller looked at me rather strangely when I asked the price. Looking back I think she had used it to protect some china pieces in transit. Anyway for the sum of 25 pence I became the owner of this sorry little piece of fabric. Even after washing it didn't really inspire me but I decided to rise to the challenge and give it a chance. Well lo and behold with a little effort, some cotton batting as a sandwich and an inside coat of vintage Laura Ashley this ugly duckling turned into a swan. Well I happen to think so.....do you?