Sunday, 27 March 2011

Foraging for treasures...simply gorgeous

Hello and happy Sunday.I thought I'd just share with you some of my favourite beauties on Folksy at the moment.I'm sure you'll love them too and be sure to click on the maker's name underneath the images to be whisked off to their enticing shops.

Blue and White Pincushion Ring

Have a great evening and until next time,
Take Care 

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Half dressed makes..

I feel a little nervous so bear with me please.I thought I'd show you some of the work that is sitting on my desk waiting patiently to be blessed with some attention. 

This little grinning gal is waiting for some rosy cheeks and well deserved pretty hair bows and detail to her dress.She is the leader of a tribe of self assured but dreamy lasses and is inspired by my memories of endless summer wanderings with my best friend.I started these imagining them as plush dolls but now I quite like how they look in the hoop and wonder if I should present them as pictures(especially as I was intending on adding text also)..any ideas welcome:) 

And this is the bare bones of another 'Queen Bee'clutch bag.A different shape this time.

Well I can't take the credit for the embroidery thread but thought the colours were just so pretty;I couldn't resist taking a photo.I actually think I'm a little obsessed by embroidery thread..don't tell anyone.

This patchwork purse is still in a very raw state and waiting for it's leather back.I have a lot of very pretty scraps that I am trying to use so spending far to much time arranging and rearranging (artfully of course)

And lastly a little cloud that is part of a children's range I have been playing with for an age.And quite fittingly I have left my little blog note in the late evening so as the picture says 'Sweet Dreams'

BUT before I retire the extremely talented SketchStitch is having a giveaway on her blog that I highly recommend taking a peek at and entering of course(just click name)xx

Monday, 14 March 2011

New additions and a lesson learnt

Well at long last I can show you one use of these little silhouettes I had drawn on shrink plastic a while back.This Pink Silhouette Clutch Bag is now available to purchase in my little corner of Folksy.

I housed the little flower clad girl in a leather and lace frame(which I particularly love making because they remind of a little holy medal case given to me as a child)

The leather framed silhouette sits on a clutch bag I made using linen,brocade and cotton. The lining is floral and has a contrasting interior check patterned pocket.And to greet the carrier when they open the bag I embroidered my dragonfly keyhole logo just above the magnetic snap.

And if you noticed the title of this post you will be waiting to hear what lesson I learnt.Well it would be not to work too late into the twilight hours.You see I made another bag similar to this one but with a lovely Japanese gingham cotton but lo and behold when I went to photograph it today I noticed a crease on the front and the crease is from the interfacing so it will not budge.I'm a very careful maker and it's really not like me to overlook something like that but I did work late into the night to finish it and I will not be making that mistake again.

So to replace the missing bag I added this Leather Daisy brooch to Folksy today also.This brooch features leather,dupion,organza,vintage fabric and embroidery.Hope you like it.

Take care until next time,