Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter Parade

Happy Easter to my wonderful readers, hope by this time you have had your fair share of Easter eggs and not overdone the chocolate consumption. 

What a week weather wise beautiful sunshine, blue skies and hot to the point of not needing a coat to very cold, windy and wet not to mention parts of the UK that had up to 6" of snow! The term "Ne'er cast a clout till May be out" was about right this week, as I can testify hopping in the car to the playing fields then freezing to death whilst the dog flew around like a thing possessed. Still good excuse for a hot chocolate and marshmallows not forgetting the whipped cream, delicious and decadent but perfect and warmed me up a treat.

Do not know what I have done this week seem to have been on the go non-stop but not much in the sewing stakes to show so here goes with my meagre offerings:

The Rose Swan Wedding Collection

Started last week with the ring pillow finished the small frame bag, off course does not have to be for a wedding could be for a special evening out, prom or just because. The 'Just Because' is a wonderful way to buy when an item just speaks to you and just because you can.

Garter this not only holds a small blue bow but also hidden inside the message silver on white satin ribbon: Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue perfect for any brides day and all in 100% white silk dupion. Decorated with a rose and small feather design.

Have not added lace to these items as felt not everyone wants lace but watch this space....

Return of the Pinafore

I love pinafores and think for little girls can be worn with or without a t-shirt. These embroidery borders again spoke to me along with the fabric, this one is of ballet shoes.

Not one to waste fabric had to get the most out of each metre a frame bag with 3D Vintage style rose and tissue holders edged with vintage guipure lace trim..

wishing you all a happy creative week and see you all next week for anther Handmade Monday.

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  1. These are SO beautiful, do you make any of your things in ivory as well as white?

  2. Love the little purse/bags. Pinafores are so handy - as you say can be worn with a t-shirt or on their own. I used to like them for my little girl. Mich x

  3. such pretty things and well done on using up the material in so many ways.

  4. All very pretty. Love the purse with the large flower!

  5. Gosh, that rose is beautiful and your description of a hot chocolate drink just made my mouth water - made my cuppa seem very dull and uninteresting!

  6. Lovely pretty makes as usual! x

  7. I went to a friends wedding yesterday and seeing your creations makes me wish I had been more organised and bought her something from you! I will definately be looking to you when I next get a wedding invite. Love the little girls dress too. Happy Easter. x

  8. You were as good as your word, you have been very busy. Love the bags, especially the one with the pink flower, they shout 'quality', and some little princess is gonna feel like a queen in that pinafore dress.

  9. Such beautiful work Caroline - I love the purse with the vintage style rose, really beautiful. Very true about the 'Ne'er cast a clout''''' even if the weather has been glorious in March/April, we do not plant anything tender until the end of May as cruel frosts can still wipe them out. Hope you have a good week.

  10. Oh wow....I am seriously in love with your little pink dress!! It's gorgeous. Have a good week xx

  11. Did you make the flower? Is it made of water soluble fabric... I just love it, it really makes the bag :)

  12. Hi Caroline,

    That little pinafore dress is really pretty, I've been meaning to make a dress for my friends daughter for some time now but just haven't gotten around to it, I feel inspired after seeing your pic!
    The little purse and tissue holder are so cute and what a great idea!
    Certainly a week of beautiful things from you!!

  13. Very pretty things and a really diverse mix from soneone who's said she hadn't got round to much! Hope there's not too many wet doggy walks this week.
    jo x

  14. Hi Caroline! I always love your new offerings each week. I am a huge fan of your style:) Everything is gorgeous, but I especially love the small pink frame coin purse, so pretty. I sure hope it warms up a tad for you. Its been quite hot here, just not looking forward to summer yet. Have a great week!!!
    (()) Gail

  15. Loving the bag and garter, they're both absolutely to die for. x

  16. I received a Versatile Bloggers Award this week and I am pleased to nominate you to receive this Award too. Have a look at this post for details of the Award:

  17. I used to make little pinafores for my daughters, they are so versitile. Your other makes are lovely as well.


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