A rectangle of the lovely fabric was cut from the front of the skirt and turned into a pillow.
An irregular piece of raw silk material- I think this was from a box of remnants at a rummage sale - was sewn diagonally onto one side of the pillow and left open at the top to provide - well, an opening.
The pillow was then filled with pot-pourri from last season's plants and sewn up.
It can be used as a vase in which to put a January garden harvest such as this rosemary and a sprig of sweet woodruff. Once dried these will be crushed and added to the ongoing collection of pot-pourri for either another pillow or other uses.
And it is filled with such things as rose petals, scented geranium, Australian bushmint, sage, sweetgrass ....