Tuesday, August 31, 2010
I finished this cushion a while ago and would you believe it I forgot to make it up. well here it is finally did it. Of course the center is antique linen combined with pretty cottons and finally embellished with applique and embroidery.
I finished the other trick or treat bags. They really turned out well I think. I especially love the pumpkins and witch! I haven't posted them all here if you want to see the others visit our flickr photostream.
Friday, August 27, 2010
My first trick or treat bag is finished. So cute, forget about scarey Halloween! The bag is made with some cute cotton Halloween fabrics combined with some beautiful linen. The ghost is machine appliqued and it is finished off with some hand embroidery. I have more of these on the way so stay tuned.
Here are some more ideas for Halloween decorating, not too scarey! These cute little ghost can hang around the house and you compnay on Halloween. They are made with different antique Italian linens and hand embroidered. More images on flickr
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Please check out my fundraising page. My son and I are trying to raise money for young homeless people in Sydney by raising $1,000 for Oasis (The Salvation Army) through our participation in the Sydney Bridge Run. You can click on the link about and easily donate using a debit/credit card.
We would greatly appreciate any donations. Together we can make a difference.
Thank you for your help!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Today I made this pretty little girl necklace. I've been thinking about these types of things for a while and finally got round to making one. I used a pretty pink cord with beads and felt decorations which I made myself. The felt bird pendant is hand sewn and embroidered and all the felt flowers were also hand cut and made. All felt pieces have been hand sewn on and then glued for extra strength. Now that I'm over the mental hurdle of making the first one I'll be onto more!! I'm just waiting for some supplies to arrive and then production will be in full swing!
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Here's another of my halloween projects. A pretty, scarey wreath!! I wrapped it with black linen and decorated it with pretty felt and fabric embellishments I made. More images on flickr, going in my store next week!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Well I haven't disappeared just enjoying holidays with my daughter husband and brother and occassionally making something! The other day at our favourite beach I took my design/ideas notebook and wrote down my ideas and did some drawings. I have made quite a few goodies and have many more ideas so now I can start posting them.
First of all I wanted to create something pretty for Halloween, if that's at all possible! I did a few drawing and here are my first products. Headbands, my nearly 5 year old loves them so that's a good sign. I wrapped the headbands with satin bias tape and then made a pretty felt/fabric embellishment finished off with hand embroidery and trims. More images on flickr. I will place all Halloween goodies in my store towards the end of August in good time to arrive before 31st October.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
I bought some plain head bands last year and having been meaning to do something with them for a long time now. Today I found the inspiration to do something and this is what I came up with. As usual I can't just make one of anything I always have to do more. I will be doing some more different ones over the next few days. I wrapped the bands with strips of fabric and then stitched them firmly onto the band. Then I made embellishments and also hand sewed them on as well. No glue was used! More images on flick r
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
This afternoon I whipped up this little bag and clip holder to go with Lulu's friend's birthday present. When I mentioned to my sister Sas this morning we were going out to buy a present she rightly asked why I wasn't making something! So I decided to make a little tote and clip holder. Inside we put some goodies we had bought at Accessorize (fun girlie shop!) and there you have it!
I made the bag using gorgeous Kaffe Fassett fabric and antique linen for the exterior. A pretty cotton has been used to line the bag. The hair is made with felt, a crochet flower and a little embroidery.
Saturday, August 07, 2010
As my daughter Lulu is always busy playing with her kitchen, coming and taking our orders and feeding her teddies I decided to make her some felt toys. There are some fabulous patterns especially in the Japanese craft books. I bought a few patterns from Fairyfox on Etsy too.
In fact this pattern is one of hers. They are very easy to make once you figure things out. The only thing is I think the pretend cups of tea could be a little larger. Maybe down the track I'll remake them. I love the biscuits they're so realistic they just look like you could just take a bite! Once I finished all the pieces I bought a balsa wood box, covered and lined it with felt, decorated it so now it is the perfect biscuit box! I have a few more patterns to make up which I'll slowly get round to. I've also made up 9 blocks for a new quilt so stay tuned! More images on flickr.
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
I finished my quilt the other day and posted it off to Canada today! Hope the lady enjoys and successfully brightens up her daughters room with it. I will making more quilts it's so much fun so stay tuned!