I saw this fab footstool on the Liberty blog today and immediately thought must add this to my list of projects. Not that I have the time to actually make it and don't really NEED it you understand, it's just really cool and I covet it.
But it occurred to me you could actually get the same effect by using splendid ties. You can raid your partner's wardrobe and they are dead cheap to pick up at jumbles.
No fussy cutting and pinning simply stitch them on. It'll do for me.