Sunday, November 29, 2009
What a great Christmas present! I just love these little pouches, they're so pretty and useful! I made this one with vintage hemp and embellished with linen, tulle, and hand embroidered. It is lined with a lovely Italian cotton fabric and has a snap button closure. On Etsy, more images on flickr
These purses are the perfect size to keep things orderly in one's handbag and make the perfect gift.
I used different fabrics to obtain different textured effects. These are made with vintage hand woven Italian cotton and lined with a lovely floral. The flap has been embellished with linen, toile and vintage trim. It also has a lovely floral embroidery which has then been hand embroidered with English appleton wools. It has a shell button closure. On Etsy , more images on flickr
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I made this cushion with a beautiful vintage linen which has been combined with fabric by Kaffe Fassett and two other Japanese fabrics to create the cushion. The linen part is hand embroidered with this gorgeous scene perfect for any little girl's room. The cushion has been backed with Cotton fabric and has a zip closure. More images on flickr
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Santa is coming to town it will be time to hang those stockings over the fireplace soon!
These beautiful stockings are heirloom pieces. Beautiful fabrics have been used including linen, cotton, and antique hand woven Italian linen. They have been lined with batting, hand quilted and embroidered. Some squares have machine applique. The stockings are lined with Christmas fabric. On Etsy, more images on flickr
Monday, November 23, 2009
Here is Jamie's Advent Calendar just into for December. I planned it out on paper first then just started sewing. Jamie picked the crocodile as his favourite so that is number 24. I decided to make it a bit like a quilt by adding wadding and machine quilting around each pocket. It's my first time I have quilted and I made a few mistakes. I also added binding- I have never done that either. It was a bit of a disaster but ou can't tell in the photo!! Oh well! I hope I am better next time! The back of the calendar is red poka-dot flannel- very soft! Now I just have to fill each pocket with a little surprise so Jamie can start his countdown. I will have to watch him as I bet he tries to have each surprise before their due date. More photos on Flickr.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Oooh i love how this scarf turned out, the colours are great. The scarf is made with a gorgeous soft navy wool fabric and backed with a navy mid weight linen. It has been embroidered up one half and then just a single embroidery on the other end. It is very elegant! Going on Etsy, on flickr
I have finished four more wreaths. These are such fun to make! i won't go into detail here as I've already described how I do them previously. Oh one I changed the background and used red and white toile rather than linen. Going on Etsy.
Yup that's right the girls are back! More angels are in town ready to birghten up trees everywhere. I just love these angels they are gorgeous and hiliarious in person. Made with all different types of fabrics, some old some new and embelliahed with all manner of things. Going on Etsy in search of a new home!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Here is my latest project - Lulu's advent calender. I haven't finished yet but my sister Sas has been asking to see it so here it is unfinished. I still have to back it and add tabs so we can hang it. I didn't use a pattern just made it up as I went. I must say I'm quite happy with the result. The embroideries all came from different Japanese craft books. I used antique Italian cotton for the background, mixed linens some antique for the pockets and then embellished to my heart's content. More images on flickr
Saturday, November 07, 2009
Yup I'm in Christmas mode, I'm making Christmas wreaths! This one has been wrapped with different linen strips some are antique Italian hand woven linens. The hearts are made with mixed linens some antique and completed with applique trims and hand embroidery. I then have added berries, wool felt piping and feathers for extra texture. I love this new wool felt piping I found the colours are gorgeous. Got some more today so more wreaths will be on the way! More images on flickr, on Etsy.
Thursday, November 05, 2009
Here is a new lovely wreath I nade for Christmas! It has been wrapped with different linen strips some are antique Italian hand woven linens. The flowers are made with different mediums including felt piping and crochet. I then have added berries and feathers for extra texture and written ' Noel' with wool felt. I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and I love this wool felt piping I found the colours are fab! On Etsy and more images on flickr