Wednesday, September 17, 2014

This is where I live

See the mountains in the background
I live in the foothills right there
will close and draw a winner of my give- away this weekend

Dressing some dolls

I have made some vintage dolls with stands
This is one who is being dressed in her finery
They are about 10 inches tall and have clothing that I hope reflects the era
I enjoy hand sewing the details and relaxing outdoors to finish the elegant women of yesteryear

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Courting Emma

a journal with hand painted pages
Fabric and cloth bound
I used a gentle and romantic style to complete the pretty book
See more pages on You-tube

Monday, September 15, 2014

Hungry? Oh Yum!

we have great bakery shops
here in the Islands

cheesecake and cherries

I thought this individual cheese cake looked good enough to eat

Friday, September 12, 2014

a garden needlecase

a dragonfly popped in.
Made from silk and real beetle wings the needle-case is an earthy delight
wings are from Thailand
dragonfly needle book

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

a little bit of red

some more market bags

two rustic bags for the market

Creating quite a few, you can see some in the next issue of 'Haute Handbags' magazine

Sunday, September 7, 2014

shabby rose my way

I know there are a lot of ways to make a rose but this is my version
It is lovely and full and best, it uses up scraps

Tear 2 inch lengths of assorted fabric, anything light works
Looks good in a pale print too.
Tear pieces about half a yard long and make enough for  3 yards
Sew down one side using a gathering stitch on machine, when you run out of one piece, lap another 4 inches under and continue
Pull stitches up until a yard long

Roll a core from one end and arrange the rest of the ruffle around it.
Secure on the back with a hand needle and thread
To shape the outer petals a bit, hit them very lightly with a heat gun
Hope you like my idea here and all my projects
3 yards of torn lace and sheers

gathered and ready to roll

Saturday, September 6, 2014

....Give away ...Fab. fabric journal

Here it is, a vintage fabric, linen and lace journal  7 x 9 inches
Old French laundry tape on one side
Nice to give to celebrate over 5 million viewers to my Blog.
Hard to believe
So leave a comment and I will use a friend

tapestry journal

to draw a name from my battered old cap
You have until the 21st of September