Sunday, 29 August 2010

New in shop today..

These Hand-painted Lavender Lady decorations are now in my Folksy and Etsy bazaars today.Each one is drawn by hand on vintage cotton that I have tea dyed then painted and embellished.They're filled with sweet French Lavender and would look especially beautiful hanging on a vintage wardrobe door or on a dressing table.

I'm making some more lavender goodies at the moment so will show you them as soon as they're finished.
Have a wonderful Bank Holiday Monday!
Take Care

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Raining Plums...

A have a young Victoria Plum tree in my garden that wore a breathtaking gown of blossom earlier this year,and has now blessed me with it's fruits.However due to the never ending rain of late, I returned home from a little jaunt to be greeted with a carpet of plums at the foot of my Victoria which had mostly split.So I hastily
picked the precious remaining plums and decided to put them to use.
As I've mentioned before I am a well meaning but often calamitous cook so I decided to play it safe a make a crumble. 

I have to admit the crumble was a bit on the chunky side due to my impatience but it tasted lovely.Just what you need on a rainy day!
Did you know that
The plum tree has an exceptionally beautiful blossom and so it has come to symbolize spring championing over winter, and virtue and courage triumphing over tribulations.  In Japan, the tree is connected with youth and its innocence.“The Ilustrated Book of Signs and Symbols,”Dorling Kindersley Limited,London, 2004. 
What more can you want?a pretty display in the spring and wonderful fruits in late summer.Well,one thing I would like would be less rain!
Take care 

Friday, 20 August 2010

Foraging for Treasures: Peaches and Green

I haven't been out foraging in the Folksy Forest for a while so a trip was well overdue.This time I found myself drawn to gorgeous items in shades of green and peach...a combination I find very soothing and harmonious.

Lovely aren't they all.Just click on the item or shop name to be whisked off to their lovely shop.
Until next time,
Take Care

Thursday, 19 August 2010

So inspiring...

I had to share this with beautiful and inspiring.I've watched it ten times already!I can't believe it is stop motion.

Lost Things
Directed by Angela Kohler and Ithyle Griffiths.

Take Care

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Fragrant and Fruity Experiments..

I've not been dropping in here very often lately because I've been indulgently taking time to experiment and try out ideas I've had for a while now.I'm still'officially' enjoying my creative adventures but thought I'd give you a little peek of what I've been up to lately.

This is my first Lovely Lavender Lady and she is a book loving maiden like myself.She is hand drawn on a piece of my freshest batch of tea dyed cotton and I have added touches of colour to her using fabric paint.She has a pink linen back and has been filled with polyfil and lashings of dried lavender.All hand sewn of course!and finished off with a dusky pink velvet ribbon hanger and bow.I can't wait to do some more and was thinking of adding some embroidery too.

Another new obsession is fabric fruit and I'm so taking with making them that I'm working on a whole new jewellery collection incorporating them.I guess it's the symbolism attached to fruit which has captured my imagination.I hope it won't be too long until I can show you the'fruits'of my labour(I'm sorry..that was unforgivable!)that will be for sale in my shops.

In the meantime,I have added a new 'Pretty Posy' brooch to Folksy shop the other day.A posy for a sweetheart that never withers.

Well Cheerio and take care.Thanks for popping by.

Sunday, 1 August 2010

New Quiet Princess Cuffs

Hello lovelies,this is probably going to be the shortest post I've ever written.Just thought I would  show you my latest 'Quiet Princess' pieces.Click here to see whole back story.Well the first one is a Floral Lace and Metallic Leather cuff. All hand stitched of course and a pretty addition to any maiden's bare wrist.

The second is another metallic leather cuff but features a vintage silver and white floral appliqué and has a ribbon and ceramic button closure.Both cuffs are now available to purchase in my little corner of Folksy.

Well I must dash now..want to do some night gardening.
Take Care