Monday, 30 May 2016

The Liverpool Vintage Fair at St.George's Hall

I had a fantastic, if tiring, time at the Fair on Saturday. There was plenty to see and I did come home with a few things.

First, here's some photos I took of some of the wares on the stalls.

Here's what I bought.

Linens to embroider on.

Two lace cuffs and a lace collar (note, I didn't pay £10 for the cuffs!).

Broderie anglais (it's hard to find vintage broderie anglais). Those on the right have been dyed with onion skins (the only thing they're useful for!).

Onion skin dyed chair backs and a little linen cloth.

A crochet mat and two lace hankies.

A bit of fabric, silk flower cigarette cards, antique postcards, thread, beads buttons and a lace insert.

I'm going to have fun with these!

I'll be back on Wednesday.


Saturday, 28 May 2016

Another envelope journal penpal letter.

This little envelope journal isn't quite as even as the last one I made, because two of the envelopes were slightly smaller than the rest, which I didn't realise until I'd started the gluing bit! 

The lady who this was destined for works outdoors during the summer, so I used lots of flowers and birds in the images I used (I know the stickers in the last pocket have nothing to do with either of those, but she likes wacky stickers too!). I've included a couple of sewn elements into this one, including the journal title on the front and the note pin inside.The rest of the removable elements have come from my stash.

I'll be back on Monday with a post about the Liverpool Vintage Fair that I'm going to today.


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Works in progress 26 May 2016

 I'm doing some work using illustrations from a book. So far I've done a colour study and added pigtails and french knots to the image in the last three photos.

I have a new phone and it's a lot bigger than the old one so I need a new cover. It's going to be pink!

My pouch now has lace in it.

Scraps of fabric that have been stitched to make bows.

I'm going to do some more stitching on paper using these images, the coat is from a book, but the rest are wallpaper. The may just become samples though, if I like them enough I may frame and sell them.

My pink and white pouch ready to be stitched together.

Two brooches waiting to be backed.

Hopefully, I should be able to complete the pouch, brooches and phone cover during the next week.

I'll be back on Saturday.


Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Finally, I have new pages in my scrapbook/journal!

It's taken me some time, but I've finally started adding new pages to my scrapbook/journal. Chiefly thanks to my penpal, Tams, at Paper Tams.

It's getting rather fat, so it has it now has its own little belt! 

The journal label is new .

The page that restarted it all. Tams used a glassine bag to make a mini journal with a couple of pages and pockets (you can see it better in the photo below), she also made the tag with the rabbit on on the left-hand page.The cat tag was added by me.

The cards on these two pages were sent to me in swaps and I've decided to keep them in here as I was running out of wall space to hang them on! All of the washi tape came off penpal letters and envelopes. The Teeny Tiny Vintage card used to have some of Vittoria's in it.

These two pages were put together gradually. I started off with wallpaper as the background. The grass washi tape came from a penpal letter, the rest came together piece by piece as I found flowery things to go on the pages until I thought it was finished.

These two pages also have a flower theme and I've added a pocket.


 This envelope from Tams was too lovely to add to my penpal folder, it's a work of art on it's own.

These two pages hold a collection of business cards that I've acquired either by buying something from there or as fellow stall holders at fairs. Again I needed somewhere to keep them, and this is a good a place as any.

I'm going to be making at least one new journal soon, plus I'll continue to add to this one, so there'll be more paper related posts to come.

I'll be back on Thursday, have fun till then!