Sunday, 5 August 2018

Handmade Monday

This week received the first edition of a new magazine by Stampington a company in the US. I have been lucky to have been featured in Haute Handbags before. Love their publications as felt they filled for me a gap which the UK magazines did not fill. This latest publications is called ‘In her studio’ Spaces and stories of creativity women. Showing where they work could be from a purpose built studio space (I can only dream of) to a cupboard under the stairs. The reason is that we all need somewhere to create which we call our own, not having to clear the table in the dining room when the family wants to eat. To close the door on any mess, knowing when we re-enter that all will be the same. A place of calm and a hive of creativity. If you can get a copy well worth the read and who does not like to see how or what other creatives studios look like.

I am lucky to have 2.5 rooms my Sewing room upstairs, workroom downstairs and half of the study where the computer sits. I am not the tidiest of people and often know that I have ‘something’ but just cannot put my hands on it. Go in search to find said item only to find treasures long forgotten. Have been known to arrive back in my sewing room and instead of what I had planned have gone of in a tangent.

This happened to me last week, went looking for? Cannot remember now, lol but found some plate cards with stands, so pretty. Could not tell you where I got them from or when but had a light bulb moment. Only done 1 so far but a dainty embroidery on white fabric with glitter, in pastel colours of flowers and a butterfly. Placed behind a frame on the front of the card plate and voila! Will be doing some more with similar designs as feel they fit so well.

Also on this search found 2 empty M & S spice jars, must have used the contents and did not to throw away as you just never know when an idea will strike. Have seen a lot of fairy jars with lights but decided to make these to have fairy children inside, with moss and flowers. Made upside down so the base has a pretty paper flower with diamant√© centre. Pretty guipure lace trim and a ribbon bow on the lid which is now the base, you get the idea. 

I love origami with paper but these little fabric bags are so cute and use up those small bits of fabric we all have, if you sew!

Now almost Christmas, well 142 days to be exact but never too early to start on decorations. These are made from carol music (Hark the Herald Angels) printed onto beige marble paper, with an vintage angel head and of course glitter.

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Until next time, have fun and be creative x


  1. Ah Caroline, I love your little origami bags, great minds think alike eh!!!
    I would love a dedicated craft space, I use the dining room table and most of the time we eat off trays :-(
    I'm waiting for one of the kids to move out for good then I'll be straight in their room!

  2. Such pretty makes, as always! As for the magazine, I love looking at other people's studios, also, congratulations for the feature :).


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