Tuesday, 30 June 2015

T stands for Tuesday

Every Tuesday the Altered Book Lover blog has a T stands for Tuesday blog hop.  You have a post on your blog that's to do with drink, this can be about an actual drink or a piece of art like the ATC (altered trading card) I have made above. It's ages since I've made an ATC, and as this week's T stands for Tuesday post is also having an ATC swap,  I couldn't resist having a go.

ATCs are really easy to make. They're the size of a playing card, I've used an old one to make mine, and you can decorate them however you like. There's a whole community of people who make and swap ATCs and they're always swapped or given, never sold.

If you click on the image below you'll be whisked away to the Altered Book Lover blog.



Monday, 29 June 2015

Flowery headbands

I do like to come up with new things to make to sell occasionally, though the original idea to make headbands was my Mum's. I like to make fabric flowers and these headbands gave me the excuse to make more!

The base for each of these headbands are simple, narrow plastic headbands that I have wrapped with strips of fabric. The flowers for this headband are made from new fabrics with button centres.

The flower on this band is made from two knitted flowers that I made, with a centre made from net that came from the USA and a vintage leatherette button.

The materials for this headband are all vintage. The fabric for the flowers and wrapped around the headband is Laura Ashley dress fabric, with centres of pink satin buttons.

This headband has a large flower made from three different fabrics with a centre of a vintage button. 

These headbands are fun to make, so I'll definitely be making more. 


Saturday, 27 June 2015

Blue flower brooch

This brooch started with the corner of a vintage table mat. I'd cut it from the mat to use on another project, but in the end I didn't use it for that. The blue floral fabric I used to attach the vintage linen to and make the miniature  Suffolk puffs from was in my stash. To complementthe simple blue embroidery on the linen I added lots of running stitch in creamy coton broder and edged the front with blue running stitch.  I attached the kilt brooch pin to some cream linen that was then attached to the brooch front with buttonhole lace.

This brooch is now available from the  Seagrass Gallery in Hoylake,  Wirral. 


Thursday, 25 June 2015

Flowery girls pillows

Ages ago my Mum found a bedpread with pictures of these three little girls and flowers in a charity shop, and I'd been meaning to make pillows out of it as soon as I saw it. However, it's taken me till now to do so. 

I cut out each girl individually, following the outline of the girl, so that each pillow is an irregular shape and more doll-like. Each one is backed with vintage fabric and stuffed with synthetic stuffing. 

These little girl pillows will be available from my website soon.


Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Cerise pink and beige pin pillow.

There's no reason that you can't used a nicely embroidered pillow to hold your pins is there? This one is made from a patchwork of Vanessa Arbuthnot fabrics for the top that have been decorated with lace, beads, my own handmade buttons, ric rac and embroidery. It's filled with synthetic stuffing and backed with a lovely beige and cream fabric. The buttons are hand-tied onto the pillow giving some lovely dimples on the front and the back of the pillow.

I'm tempted to keep this one myself as a I like it so much, but it's now available in the Elsie May and Bertha Folksy shop.


Sunday, 21 June 2015

So much to do meant no time to blog!

Recently I have been really busy, either making lots of different things  for a fair last week and working on a couple of presents or spending time resting when my chronic fatigue has been, so I haven't had time to post. I do have lots of things to share with,  so be prepared for lots posts in the not so distant future. 

Till then,