Friday, 9 December 2016

A pair of fabric Christmas trees

The noel Christmas tree is made entirely of vintage linen, but I did use some of it in the patchwork tree too. It came from a an old chair back, the linen had a lace edge and I used it to create one of the sections of the patchwork and kept the lace edge showing.

The noel tree is decorated with pieces of vintage lace, vintage mother of pearl buttons, a wooden star button and a piece of practice with the word noel printed on it.

Along with the vintage linen, I also used a red and cream check and a stone and cream check too. I also used a wooden star button and a couple of mother of pearl buttons to add more decorations.

Both trees are stuffed with synthetic stuffing and have a cinnamon stick for a trunk.

These trees are both listed in my Etsy store, where you can still get a free gift with every order until Christmas day (the gift is either a lavender heart or a length of mini paper bunting).

I hope you are enjoying your week and I'll be back on Sunday.


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Tradtional-style fabric Christmas decorations


I can't belive that it's only 2.5 weeks until Christmas day! Where has the year gone, and more importantly, I need to ensure all of the things I've made for Christmas have been added to my etsy store!  I've made two sets of these Victorian-style Christmas decorations, there a six in each set and all of the designs are different. I especially like the ones with the wrens on, but the robins, with their bright red chests, do shout Christmas though.

You can find these in my Etsy store here. Until Christmas Day, all orders from my Etsy and Folksy stores will also receive either a lavender heart of a length (about 1.5m) of paper mini bunting with their parcel. Just indicate your preference in the notes section when your place an order.

I hope your week is going well and I'll be back again on Friday.


Monday, 5 December 2016

A pair of cards

The top card is a birthday card for a penpal. As well as the images from pinterest, I've used some fabric flowers cut from a Rose and Hubble floral fabric both on the front of the card and on the inside.

The other is a new home card, the first one I've made in ages. It's just fairly simply with a couple of things from scrapbook table and a couple of stickers.

I hope you've had a good weekend and I'll be back on Wednesday.


Saturday, 3 December 2016

Current wips*

These are a few of the things I'm working on at the moment.

From the top:

-  a commission Christmas decoration 
-  a needlecase I've been meaning to make for weeks. I need one for Christmas sewing tin so I don't have to keep needles in a bit of fabric!
-  a Christmas tree that just needs its cinnamon stick trunk
-  a felt Christmas decoration 
-  Christmas images printed onto fabric for decorations and some printed images on linen 
-  the February page of a calendar I'm making.

So, I've got plenty to keep me busy this weekend and I'll be back with another post on Monday.

Have a good weekend. 


*wips - works in progress

Thursday, 1 December 2016

A pair of birthday cards

A couple of Scottish-themed birthday cards, the recipient is a Scotland lover. I used a selection of images from Pinterest and added some postage stamps, a piece of a map, wooden embellishments, a dried aster flower head and some acer leaves that actually came from a Scottish tree. When cards are for males, I find that a collage is a good way to have a 'male' vibe as it can be hard to find a masculine image that isn't a bottle of wine, golf, car etc.

I can't believe that it's the first day of the last month of 2016! Where has the year gone?

I'll be back again on Saturday.