Friday, January 22, 2010
Mum have attached her little bag madness! I made this pretty little bag to keep my current embroidery in. Oh my goodness I sound like mum! I went quite tone on tone and am happy with the result. I love the little bird. I'm starting another letter tomorrow it's a gift for my dear friend it's her birthday 26th January so of course her present will arrive late!!!
Mum and I just finished these gorgeous embroideries. I did the 'R' on antique Italian linen and made it into a cushion 60 x 40. Mum embroidered the 'D' on regular off white linen, she's going to make it in to a 30 x 30 cushion. She wants to make some hand embroidered covered buttons for the back. I can't wait to see the finished product.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
I made another girly tote today. I must I am pleased with how it turned out. Again Lucy tried to claim it as hers poor thing I'll have to make her something! The bag was decorated with embroidery and yoyos. It's the first time I've ever made yoyos before it was fun! I wasn't convinced when I was doing it but when I chose the lining and made it up I was very happy with the end result. I lined with a gorgeous Japanese cotton fabric my sister gave me for Chritmas. I really love it, thanks Sas!
Well here are some more creations with our wonderful antique linens. Jude made this gorgeous bag which she carries her embroidery around in. Photographed with the bag is her amazing new embroidered needle case! I made the other needle case as I was sick of mine, it was time for a change! These are lovely and large and can hold heaps of needles! More images on flickr
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Having mum here is great we have been working on ideas for items for kids. Mum will be taking some ideas back to my sister Sarah who is working on some stock and I will be placing things in our Etsy shop over time. Mum made this gorgeous little rabbit cushion with antique linen and then applied gorgeous flowers and trim. I've had an idea for a co-ordinating blanket with this which I will work on tomorrow and blog in the next few days. I made this cute little tote again with antique hand woven linen and embellished with applique and embroidery. Of course Lucy wanted to claim it for herself!
Well here it is - Jude's pin cushion she finished it. It is quite large as far as pin cushions go but that's the way she intended it to be. She has applied a gorgeous hand embroidered monogram and trim to embellish the pin cushion. I can't wait to see how her needle case turns out!
Here are few new aprons I made recently for my shop. They are really fun to make as I get to do interesting combinations of fabrics. The pockets are all hand embroidered. I have many ideas for these and will slowly produce them over the next few weeks. Actually I need to make one for my husband too. He's a great cook and has been making pizza and a big mess lately!
Monday, January 11, 2010
Here is another of my creations for Christmas. I made this bread/danish basket for a few people. Mum had the great idea of making mince pies (she did a Jamie Oliver cooking class where they made them!), wrapping them in cellophane and giving them in these gorgeous baskets. They went down very well especially as Italians love their bread at dinner and they had never tried mince pies before! I used linen and cotton fabrics to make them and will be making some for my shop.
Mum is here staying with me in Italy, it's been wonderful. She's been madly making things it's great to see. For Christmas I bought her a French antique grain sack and two different types of antique linen (5 meters). She thought she'd died and gone to heaven! It's totally inspired her - she's done about 5 monograms, one of which she did on this gorgeous tea cozy. I made the larger tea cozy also using antique linen with antique lace trim and French floral linen. I then applied a floral design which looks embroidered. Mum also made this little bag to keep her sewing in. She is now finishing off the most elaborate pin cushion you ever did see and is currently brainstorming a very elaborate needle case! Of course for all projects she is using the antique hand woven linen. I have to sew up a few more things for her so I will blog more over the next week. More images on flickr.