Some Art and a journey of discovery from a corner of my World.
Things that inspire me, family, art, travel, beauty and peace.
I hope you will enjoy following my artful journeys through my pictures and photos.
Long standing love for toile and ticking as you may have noticed. So for the New year made some calendars for the desk or by the computer. Will be for sale on my Etsy site. Ticking on the back and toile on the front. Has a back support .
Some little friends made these mermaids for me for Xmas. We all swim together in a synchronized swim team , called, yes The Mermaids. They are adorable. Get a look at the 'dreads' with beads if you can see them.
Realized I needed more little gifts so sewed the French Sachets up last night. Used old sheeting fabric. The lavender soap bag has some old Val lace to close it with. Hard to find these days. Made the ruffled lavender bag in the style of French laundry bags. And made a bunch of simple lavender drawer sachets to enclose with gifts. Used nice fresh lavender bought in Texas hill country.
Made a series of small French books depicting life in bygone days. This is one I love. It captures a long goodbye as the ship is about to sail away. I used old papers and images I found in a musty book store in France.
Here are some tips to make your own stocking. I made this easy with a contemporary look. Enlarge or reduce my pattern. Cut 2 burlap and 2 from muslin. Cut 4" strip of green print for the cuff Decorate the front of the stocking how you like. Stack the pieces --- burlap, muslin, muslin, burlap, front is right side up. Serge or zigzag all around edges except for top. No need to turn, the look is clean and modern. Fold cuff in half and fit to size of top, join and press. Slip inside stocking, raw edges even. Sew. Turn to outside and hand sew down to hold. Add a hanger and any decorations you like. Now go make one and show me yours. aloha
Sorry to be a bit late, but better than never! Send me a comment by this Sat. and I will draw the winner from my battered old cap again. I am thinking of you all, my friends. A bit under the weather myself at present. Bit of an accident that has slowed me down. Anyway here is a burlap stocking I made as a gift to someone. It is lined, has vintage velvet flowers and a leaf and some beads and ribbon, plus a hanger. Size is 12" tall.
Little French sap bucket made from old sheet music.
Here is the pattern and a couple of finished pictures.
You need sturdy paper and a label. Glitter glue and some thin wire for handle. Tacky glue for construction.
To make the bucket, fold top to outside a cm or so, glue. Fold sides to center back, overlap and glue. Fold bottom about 2 cm. to back and glue that. Add the label or use mine. Spray whole thing with glitter glue in a translucent color. Punch small holes in sides at top and thread through a wire hanger. Hang somewhere with candy canes or straw like I used here.