May Day marks the midpoint between the spring equinox and summer solstice. The celebration of this beautiful season weaves through many cultures and is celebrated in many ways. Today the tradition of "bringing in the May" is celebrated by the gift of giving sweet blossoms gathered and leaving your anonymous gift dangling from a doorknob (Also known as doorbell ditching)!!! With May Day just around the corner here is a simple idea to fashion a sweet May Day pocket.
Sew a pocket with a tight zig zag stitch on burlap fabric. Make sure to sew your pocket large enough to fit a mason jar or glass. Trim your pocket with bits of vintage lace and trims.
Decorate your pocket with pretty ribbons and rhinestone buttons. Use your stash of vintage goods to add a personal touch. Fill your jar with gathered blossoms. I love the crinkled ribbon (below) from our Marilyn.
Add a sweet tag to finish off your pocket with an anonymous message.
Happy spring! xo Lorraine