Wednesday, May 22, 2019

here is a flea market bag

take this tote to the Market or Art gallery opening
I made it with all sorts of vintage lace and textiles
Fun to create and always a surprise when I see how it turns out

Saturday, May 18, 2019

La Vie box to Inspire

I put together a perfect box of goodies to take to a sewing class or for travel
If you are into the trend of slow sewing, it is all here in one place
the pretty box is full of fabric, lace,buttons,thread,images and more
check it out in my Etsy shop

vintage textile bag to hold all the bits

some contents

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

romantic tassel doll

so pretty hanging in a window or on a dresser door knob
Pretty Edwardian tassel to keep as a book mark or add to a gift
Rich and shabby chic

Sunday, May 12, 2019

tags and card project

two cards for scrapbooks that are easily completed
Just cut out and layer

for the card with script , 
decide size and fold up a third for pocket
script is a full sheet printed on card so when folded it will have writing both sides
add label to background and cut one to circle for pocket front.
make small tags for pocket
punch hole and thread raffia through

 the other card has Moulin Rouge written on fabric, applied with rhinestone trim
Paper clip to one side has a scrap of paper from an old book
Hole punched and raffia to tie

here are some of the images

have fun creating this Mothers day

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Sketching Provence, book

I have made an assortment of art books with my sketches and watercolors
this is a sample.
Even if you like to arm chair travel, this may inspire you to capture the villages of France in your own photos or paintings
They hopefully will remain the same forever, but one never knows
Paintings done with love by me
If you are interested in an art book of my work
let me know

inspired by the work of Monet

For sale in my Etsy shop
will ship international

Thursday, May 9, 2019

snippet roll in filet crochet bag

creating snippets are addicting and there is lots of slow stitching
sitting on the Lanai 
this roll comes in the bag
the front has plenty of pretty 'bits' to cut off and the back 
has 3 French words embroidered on muslin
so you can used a lot from this snippet. the words I used are France,
Merci and Paris, all embroidered with little flourishes in ecru color


snippet and bag

Monday, May 6, 2019

a merry Victorian pincushion

so festive and just pretty 
made in the style that my Grandmother had
I modernized it a bit 
and used gold lame' for beauty

Friday, May 3, 2019

a roll to snip

lots of lace and trims with most hand sewn on
easy to remove the treasured bits and then cut up the meter of roll
can be sewn side by side to make a quilted piece
or cover a picture frame or box top?

snippet roll on bobbin