Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Folksy Nook Update

I know I promised a book related post but I just added some new makes to my little Folksy nook so thought I'd just show you them first.I really love making cuffs and have a table full of semi dressed ones dying to be adorned and pretty someone's wrist but I did manage to finish two yesterday.

This one is another 'Edith' cuff which is made with my treasured stash of vintage lace trims which were gifted to me many moons ago by a talented friend of my grandmothers.The lace trim is Austrian and a lovely deep cream shade and it laces up with my new favourite;seam ribbon binding which has been antiqued.

Also I added another cuff to my version of the 'Quiet Princesses' casket (for original tale click here)This new cuff represents a restful and contemplative mood.I used soft clotted cream leather and velvet ribbon in a lovely deep slate blue shade.

And yet again more of that distressed seam ribbon binding.I've always tried to come up with different ways of fastening my cuffs because I worry the ribbon closure isn't the most practical but I have always sold more of the tied cuffs than button closed ones so maybe I've overly concerned.Love to hear your opinions?

I've also been spending a lot of time in the garden sketching and have used my little sketches on fabric on bags but thought I'd try making them into brooches.I gave them little pretty frames in repro feedsack cottons and had fun embellishing them.

Hope you like them.The bee one can be found here and the daisy one here.I'm not too bad with computers but I cannot fathom how to make my images clickable links.Promise I will be back with a book post next time.
Take care


Supercutetilly said...

Oh Cassandra these are beautiful....I cannot wait to have a nosey at your new website, it looks gorgeous already, Nic xx

dreamstar said...

Beautiful as always. Hope they sell well for you

Jem said...

Cassandra these are all such stunning additions to your shop, the seam binding fastening for the cuffs is such a pretty idea and the vintage lace trim: sigh! I'm coveting the brooches too - especially the bumblebee :-)

Jem xXx

P.S - Thank you for your really kind comment a couple of days ago, I felt so much better about it all once I'd got a new post up! x

lilipopo said...

they are all so beautiful! I just love the way your work is so beautifully embellished and those gorgeous fabrics on the brooches!!

if you try Haptree mini treasury template on Craft blog Uk she explains clickable pics

Kate x

Sugarplum Kawaii said...

Beautiful creations and sumptuous photos.

MitziMakes said...

These are really lovely. I love your new brooches!

Gracie's Garden Bazaar said...

Thank you for all your lovely comments..I've only just seen them due to not having the internet for a couple of days because my computer threw it's annual tantrum!
technology eh!xx