Wednesday, June 13, 2018

a vintage textile journal

 I made the fabric quilted journal.
the style is gatherings, or garden, one of my favorites to create.
Lots of double faced pages and old materials
I included 2 baggies of extra embellishments for the recipient to use if desired
They take time to sew, I only create occasionally, but enjoy using some old trims and things

side of pages

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

a bag for a Queen

I made the bag when I found some lace squares in a thrift shop here.
It was easy after applying it to the front of the chintz bag.
I made the bag to be worn across the body, it is silk lined and will hold a lot.
Marie Antoinette is one of my favorite themes, I think because I can embellish a lot or a little and can often go wild.
I see her around in art a lot these days, funny how things cycle about!

Bag for Marie

Friday, May 11, 2018

together, accent pillows

I made a bunch of small accent pillows with a vintage look
Nice and shabby chic
they are nice in the workshop, by the desk and on a vanity
add to your collection.can be found in my shop


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Mothers' day card and pocket

gift card

I made more of these cards in pockets after the class we had, shown below
If you want some I have them for sale in my Etsy shop

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Fun in the sun for Mum

a selection

pretty flowers adorn the envelope

postcards French style
we had fun in the Island sun
Made a lovely bunch of pockets and cards for Mum
the girls are growing up, but still interested
in crafting with me.  goody!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Just a heart

I re-cycled a bunch of boxes I collected and this is the result of one of them
I always put a gift inside, do not like to look in a box and nothing is there.
What joy when I find a surprise!
this box has a silk cuff inside

a cuff

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

in Provence

I painted the chateau in Provence then stitched it by machine, free motion style
after surrounding with textiles that fit my idea, I added collage fabrics and embroidery
Shapes were cut from prints and added and the whole thing mounted as a picture
It is now sold

Le Chateau Toulouse

I must say I am constantly working on this kind of art and truly love exploring lots of ideas
Currently have, about 4 in my attic studio ready to be completed

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Attic pouch

bunch of vintage tags
I made the lace collage bag for a customer
then filled it with my vintage tags
some I embroidered others were just old lace pieces
the pouch is great to use as a coin purse
Maybe to give to a bride with funds inside
I have lots more in my shop