Monday, March 30, 2015

Kantha drawstring bags

Some more lovely drawstring bags made with vintage kantha quilt scraps. I never get sick of these!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Love making pillows!

These are a few pillows I made this year. Incredibly slow at blogging things I know! I have been making just not sharing! I need to do better at that!

This pillow has been made with vintage embroidered linen, toile, cotton and antique handwoven hemp and a lovely doily applique.

This pillow was a custom order.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Fabric book covers

I finished this order a few weeks ago. I made 10 A5 notebook covers using a mix of fabrics many of which are vintage or antique Italian hemp/linen. I embellished with antique trims and vintage doilies along with buttons and charms.

These have a combination of antique Italian hemp, antique French trims, vintage Indian kantha embroidered silks and buttons

A mix of antique Italian hemp and vintage fabrics and trims.

These have a combination of linen, vintage trims, embroidery and buttons

Friday, March 13, 2015

Homespun March 2015

I'm so excited I received my copy of Homespun March 2015! My project has been featured in the magazine and I love the way the mag presented it. I made a grawoth time for this issue, uit's quite different to what I normally do and was so much fun to make.

Sarah had a gorgeous project in the February issue which she is yet to blog!

The magazine can be purchased at newsagents around Australia, from many online stores and also in digital format from Zinio

The magazine is full of gorgeous project so it's such an honour to have my project included alongside such clever, creative people! In particular I adore these bunny baskets by Bronwyn Hayes. I'm definitely considering making some of these for Easter.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Kantha shoulder bag

I just finished this gorgeous shoulder bag made with a collection of vintage kantha quilt pieces. The pattern is my own so I wasn't sure how it would turn out but I'm pleased with the result!

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Bunny love

Believe it or not it's not far off until Easter is upon us! I've made quite a few sweet little Easter totes and some sweet little vintage embroidered bunnies. At the moment I have so little time for making new items for my shop. I wish there were more hours in a day!!! These are available in my shop

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sweet bunny drawstring bags

Last week I made these sweet drawstring bags. I have containers of small leftover pieces of fabric and really need to use some of them! I randomly stitched pieves together until I had the right size for the bunny. Then I traced it and hand applique it onto the front of the bag. One patch I loved so much I just turned it into a bag directly. These bags are great Easter gifts but also great as a baby shower gift filled with goodies! They are available in my shop

Monday, February 23, 2015

Sweet fabric memory games

I had fun this weekend making some gorgeous linen memory sets. It's something I've been wanting to do for such a long time and finally I got around to it. Each set has 10 cards, so 5 pairs and follow a theme. They could, however, be mised as well. They make a unique gift for a baby shower or birthday, the kids can enjoy hours of fun and mum can throw them in the wash when they are dirty!!! Available in my shop .

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Large kantha bag

Finally, finally, finally i found time and energy to start making up some ideas I've had for a while. I've been wanting to make some large bags for some time with my kantha quilts I have. Here is my first one, a large bag great for so many purposes. It can be used as a beach bag, yoga bag, diaper bag, overnight bag or as a shopping bag. The list goes on! Even my 9 year old said she wants one! Available in my shop.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Business card holders

The other day I strayed a little and made some covers for these business card holders. They are so handy I have one in my bag with all my shop fidelity cards that way my wallet is less bulky. Couldn't stop myself from adding a little vintage applique embroidery and doily as well! They are available in my shop

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Lulu's Carnival outfit

It's canrnival here in Italy. Lulu had to dress up for a birthday party last weekend. She wanted to wear a pretty girlie, long flowing dress so I told her I had some masks I could paint. We had a look on pinterest at the gorgeous Venetian outfits for inspiration. Lulu did some drawings and then I interpreted them. Of course we couldn't stop at the mask and I just had to make her a matching fru fru hat! Then I had a piece left with some lace and trim and thought perfect for a cuff with some flowers and feathers attached! I can't believe how quickly I finished it all (about 2 1/2 hours) of I had boss Lulu watching closely directing and making sure I didn't dare take any breaks!!!!!

Hand embroidered vintage Easter Totes

I've a small vintage embroidered tablecloth for sometime now, thinking I must do something with that! Finally I cute it up and have started to create with it. I just love the vintage embroidery, so special! I had to put 2 pieces aside for Lulu as she just loved them and I still have a few nore to play with! These are both available in my shop

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Cute softies

I love these softies. I made them before Christmas and love the soft colours. Some are available in my shop, some are already in new homes!

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Growth charts for the boys

I have been absent from the blog for a few weeks now, just too much going on. Thankfully Sas broke the blogging drought yesterday with her gorgeous hearts. One is coming my way, can't wait to receive it!

Here are some charts I made for the boys over the last month or so.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Hearts for a Valentine's Swap

So I was asked to take part in a Valentine's Swap on Flickr this year. There are 25 girls in the group and the idea was to make some type of Valentine's Card out of paper or fabric, e.t.c. I love paper but am not much of a card maker so decided to stick with what I know best, which is fabric and sewing. 
I used lots of vintage things, including fabric, French lace, buttons, string and doilies, mixed with some new things.They are flat.... my initial thought was to fill them with some lavender but I know that Australian customs confiscate that so didn't want to risk it.
When I was searching for inspiration I always look to one of my favourites- Pam Garrison. That girl just oozes with the most amazing creativity and has created some beautiful hearts.
Another source of inspiration was Hens Teeth. She does amazing mixed media, fabric, sewing, embroidery.... things! I loved her hearts which really got my ideas flowing. Finally Pinterest is always great for inspiration. I have a board where I like to pin all things Valentine.
I also made some heart confetti with an old copy of Pride and Prejudice, gold glitter paper and neon pink paper. I just love this combination. I sprinkled a bit of confetti in each envelope. I also decorated the envelopes but forgot to take some photos.
I know that some of the girls have already opened some of their Happy Valentine's Mail but I am waiting until 14th February!!! I have a little pile of envelopes that is gradually building up.
I  hope they like them????