Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Yesterday I made this pretty bread/storage basket. I hand embroidered the flower on linen and combined it with pretty cotton florals and linen to make this lovely basket. I also made this pretty pink one with linen and lined it with this gorgaous apple fabric. The blue basket is also hand embroidered on linen. More images on flickr
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Here's a new bread basket. Love this one because I just love this pretty vintage hand embroidered fabric I used. Just lovely! These baskets are great and so useful. I made them as bread or danish baskets but really you could use them to store anything! On Etsy.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
These pouches are so cute! They are for kids as pencil cases or really you could use them to carry anything, they are quite big! I made the darker one with lovely textured Japanese fabrics. The second I made with a mix of fabrics including my new newspaper Japanese linen I bought on Etsy. I just love it and couldn't wait to use it. I wasn't sure it was going to work with these girlie colours. I think it has worked well in the end and am very pleased with it. There's a combination of methods here including patchwork, applique and embroidery.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Cute little birdies all in a row! I made these sweet birds today with felt and hand embroidered them. Aren't they cute. I've been working with felt a lot lately, it's a nice change I've been enjoying it. One idea just comes from another! I made these as pin cushions but they would be gorgeous lavender sachets too and ornaments! Stay tuned for more!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
A few weeks ago I made these very pretty scarves for little girls. I was asked to make Shabby chic type scarves so this is what I came up with. I combined some vintage French linen with cotton fabrics. I also used antique trims I bought at the antique markets here and finished off with some applique and embroidery. Some of my embroidery was inspired by Aimee Ray. I love her Doodle Stitching book!
Over the weekend I went to a small craft show here. It was exciting as there are no great fabric/craft stores nearby. I bought a German book from the Acftum series. They're so pretty. There were some pretty apple paintings in it which inspired the apples I made for these pretty hair clips. All are hand sewn and embroidered, no glue involved! More images on flickr.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Finally I got round to making some hair clips! I've had drawings done for a while for these but never got round to making them. Lucy has claimed some or herself! They are made with felt and hand embroidered. No glue involved! More clips on Etsy and flickr
Thursday, May 13, 2010
I just love the idea of hair clip holders. I have a 4 years who loves her hair clips, the problem is they are all over the house. So I've decided to try one of these. Actually my sister Sas gave me the idea for these great holders, she made a whole lot for Mathilda's Markets. I love houses and have wanted to make some for a while now. I don't like things without a function so then the idea came to convert them into clip holders. They have 3 ribbons hanging down so they hold plenty of clips! They are all appliqued and hand embroidered. Over the next 2 days I will be puting some in my store. Moreimages on flickr
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Don't you just love these pin cushions. So different to the standard ones around. The idea for this pattern came from Cotton Time May issue 2010. Great issue, very inspiring. I have ideas for variations of these. I used a mix of my favourite fabrics, including linens new and antique and mid weight cottons. I embellished them with trim too. More images on flickr
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Yesterday I made this pretty flowerpot clip holder. It's great and can hold so many clips. I don't know about anyone else but we are forever searching for Lulu's clips so this is a great way to tidy them up. The clip holder is made of felt, appliqued flowers and three ribbons hanging down so these heaps of room for clips! I have many ideas for different ones so will definitely be making more! More images on flickr, going on Etsy
Friday, May 07, 2010
Mairuru (blog link right hand side column) gave me the idea to make cards for all of my fabrics. I was reading through her fab blog and she wrote how she catalogued all of her fabrics cutting pieces of each and gluing them to cards. She then put them into colours. It's a great way to remember what you have when creating and you can use then to see which combinations work. I have accumulated so many fabrics and offcuts I often can't remember what's there and end up pulling the same ones. I started cutting up my fabrics (small rectangles 5x6cm) and gluing them to cards, I'm a little more than half way through. It takes a while! Whilst I was doing this I started thinking about where and how I would store these. Then it hit me why not make covers for empty Twinings tea leaf tins, they are perfect! So this the first (and only) one I did. I thought I will make the covers in each colour, so this is for my pinks. I really love it! More images on flickr
Two new little girl bird cushions finished today. I'm always so happy when I finish a project I have so many ideas begun but yet to be completed!! As usual I mixed my fabrics - cottons and linens and of course there is always a little antique linen in there! I appliqued the bird and then hand embroidered it. The flower is vintage taken from an old tablecloth. I bought it on Etsy from a lady in Australia who hand dyes them. Unfortunately she hasn't had another set in the pinks so I haven't been able to buy more. Going on Etsy, more images on flickr
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
Sunday, May 02, 2010
The monster is my favourite! He is really cute and is based on the monster in 'Monsters Vs Aliens'- one of my sons favourite movies. The sheep took me ages- there are over 300 french knots in his body. I don't really like how his face turned out.
Mum started when we did but I haven't seen her to take photos of her work. She has completed 19 squares so far and if she does one for every life of her year she will have to do 65. I have added a few photos here and the rest of the photos are on Flickr.