Sunday, 15 January 2012

Valentines Day

is just around the corner and yet again I seem to be playing catch up. Note to oneself must get better organised and plan events 3/4 months in advance, not sure going to happen but maybe, just maybe talking about it and committing to print you may see a new organised me. Now don't all laugh at once!

Valentines Day - A day for love all around the world

Made in 100% wine coloured silk and embroidered with a lace heart, lined in black cotton with an organza bow to tie with a Swarovski wild heart charm.


Awine red silk brocade with a mock bow and diamante heart buckle detail, on a silver coloured frame lined in black cotton. I love the rich colour of this brocade and feel something different form the plain silk.


Said I had been playing with my new machine, this is a machine embroidered brush stork effect initial with apple blossom to decorate and with padding lounged onto a 20 X 20cm artists canvas frame. Backed with lilac felt and has a hanger already added.


A message heart sachet, scented with rose potpourri embellished with a diamante heart and ribbon rose. As you can see I am now addicted to these diamante heart sliders and the other shapes available I love glitter so expect to see more of them in my designs.


Rose Eye Mask

Love this fabric unfortunately as always the case for me can never remember where I bought it but thought a Valentines Eye Mask would look good. embroidered of course with 'Do not Disturb' and just knew those glass hearts would come in useful.



Went to the Fabric fair at the Farnham Maltings today, what a crush and this was only the main hall the other rooms were full with beautiful quilts made by the various local quilters guild.


and what a selection my idea of heaven and what did I buy? Now what will I make, the fabric on the left think Queens Diamond Jubilee, the blues and greens think back to my mood board of beautiful Peacocks. The script fabric, well Mothering Sunday is not far off so watch this space for more details.



Have a good week and don't forget to check out the other blogs at:

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28 comments:

  1. Looks like you have had a very busy week - love the gorgeous colours of your makes. Very sumptuous. Glad the Fabric Event was good and looking forward to seeing your makes from your purchases. Have a good week.

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  2. Wow, where to even start... The dark and vibrant reds used are truly beautiful. The detailing is outstanding and the attention to detail is something else. If these bad boys don't go down well for valentines then the customers out there really don't have a clue! I can't believe how gorgeous the brocade is or the work on the first bag. Big Thumbs up! That is impressive work there!

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  3. Wish I'd known about the Maltings fair - are any more coming up? I love your bags, especially the red clasp one with the heart - that's SOoooo beautiful.

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  4. It's no good, I need touch blogging! I so wanted to feel the bags they are just gorgeous.

    Also, I think we need sound blogging too, because I think your fabric fair would have been filled with oohs and ahs as people saw the quilts. Cannot wait to see what you make from your fat quarters :)

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  5. Oooh, what lovely valentine treasures, gorgeous.

    Fabric fair looked great, I love to see those talented quilters.

    As for organising? let me know when you work out how..

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  6. Such lovely makes and they make you appear very well-organised too! I think Valentine's is hard to plan too far in advance for as we're all wrapped up in Christmas when we should be planning for it. Love all the reds though!

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  7. The fabrics you have used they look so luxurious. I love going to handmade fairs and seeing everyone's hard work and creations. It looks like you came away with some goodies too, can't wait to see what you make! X

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  8. Wow they all look stunning! I have yet again not planned ahead, think if I start stuff now for Christmas I might be sorted for 2013! so well done for getting things done in advance!

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  9. Absolutely love the things you have made this week Mich x

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  10. You have been very busy! Hope your makes go down well, i'm sure they will!

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  11. You have been busy! Love all your newest creations.

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  12. I love those red bags, they're absolutely gorgeous!

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  13. Wow - you've been busy. Love the brochade bag and I really need the eye mask!

    Alison

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  14. Caroline I love the brocade frame purse. Beautiful. Did you use the free sewing embroidery foot for your machine embroidered initial? I have just purchased one as somebody wanted something writing on one of my dog bandanas, if mine is half as good as your skills I'll be happy. Do you use a hoop?
    So many questions! ha ha sorry!

    You have been busy :) xx

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  15. Caroline, Love your Valentine Creations, so elegant! Your visit to the Quilt & Fabric Market really have me looking forward to ours, geesch I still have fabric that I purchased their last year! Better get busy and make room for this years Stash!!

    Huggs, Nancy

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  16. Oh my everything was just so gorgeous! I love the heart sachet. I love love it. You have been busy making lovely things. And to think we are so close to Valentine's Day already. Time to start thinking of hearts! :)

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  17. Ah how lovely, I love valentines, that message heart is beautiful

    Kim xx

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  18. One word, Gorgeous. I really love the top burgundy bag with the organza ribbon. x

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  19. Hi Caroline.. I love the beautiful red purse with the rhinestone buckle. So beautiful. But I love the hear sachet too. Oh my, who am I kidding. I love them all! :) Cant wait to see what you create with your new fabric stash.
    Happy Creating and have a great week! (()) Gail

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  20. Love Love Love that gorgeous dark purple and the embroidery really sets it off, I just want to touch it!

    LH
    x

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  21. Beautiful rich colours, I'd love to be organised a couple of months ahead but I'm afraid that is just a dream :)

    Jan x

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  22. Wow - how busy have you been!!

    Love the embroidered initial and all your makes are really lovely.

    Ali x

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  23. Hi Caroline! You have been one busy creative gal. Looks like you are very prepared for Valentine's Day. way to go! Ah Love!
    Susie, The Polka Dot Rose

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  24. Hi, its me again:) I forgot to thank you for your suggestion on classes. Great minds think alike, I am planning some Ipad and Kindle covers for a class:) lol

    See ya later, Gail

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  25. Beautiful! I keep saying this but you really are very clever, I can only aspire! Love all the new fabrics.
    Jo x

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  26. Stunning red fabrics especially the brocade. You seem to be very organised for Valetines. I love fabrics and would have been VERY tempted to buy.

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  27. Oh I wish we had these sort of events where I live. Although I would be broke after buying everything!!

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