Hello, on my way to France but here is a link you may enjoy, aloha Lilla
Monday, December 8, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
I had all sorts of little embroidered samples around. They are silk so I made a backing, decorated the eges with bits of trim and added lavender to fill. They look pretty in a glass bowl but can go into the sock drawer too. If you add a hanger they are pretty on the tree.
Cute tree toppers, maybe for parcels or even plant pokes. I made batches of these from vintage photos of children. One guards my soaps in my bathroom, another sits in a fake plant by my phone.
The plentiful chopstick are nice and sturdy to hold them.
Butterfly wings and little bits of lace are just what they need to catch a trade wind.
at 9:22 AM
Thursday, December 4, 2008
I am preparing to go on vacation, first to Texas to see family, and then to France.
I will try to check in but it may be a bit slow.
I do hope everyone has a blessed Holiday season.
I will be back.
Have a few more days yet and some things to post to the blog and last minute calls for Etsy.
Here is a quick project for quilters, I know lots of you.
Cut a large star shape out of muslin, or smaller but not too little.
Tear or cut about 6-8 1" strips of assorted fabrics.
Cut the center shape out of velvet .
Sew the strips around and around the center, ironing as you go.
Spray starch and iron flat. Create a hanger of some kind.
Stitch around the muslin shape and trim.
Lay face down on a square of backing fabric, print looks good.
Sew around leaving opening. Trim shape to original star outline.
Turn, poke out points, stuff lightly. Close opening.
Attach hanger and a few old buttons. Not too many tho. You could of course embroider the seams or fancy it up with trims.
I like to keep it simple with a more country look. It is a good tree topper. Maybe hang tinsel from the points.