Monday, 28 September 2009

Show and Tell Monday

A gift for a gardening Friend

As most of you know I had planned to do a lion cub cross stitch design and make into a velvet backed cushion for my BFF, however, these cross stitch projects take a lot longer than anticipated. Then I had planned to do a machine embroidered wrap but no my machine thought differently and the threads pulled, so back to the drawing board, what to make, then DH came up with the idea of a gardening apron as Christine loves her garden and Volia!!

The main fabric is lilac cotton and the pockets a design that I had stashed away just perfect for this project, with all the flowers and seed packets. 2 side pockets and the large centre pocket is split into 3 with slight give in the outer pockets to accommodate tools etc.

The card is using one of the backing papers, image and the rose arch (printed onto acetate) from the Joanna Sheen 'Cottage Garden' collection.

Finally made some Christmas cards for my parties and fairs, still more to do but at least I have made a start.

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Monday, 21 September 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Another week and this time I have made it and have got a Show and Tell together, wonders will never cease.

Swarovski jewellery and rose scented silk sachets on offer:

My favourite is the heart brown AB heart pendant or perhaps the leaf but the colour of pink is also a draw, hopeless I know, they would suit me for all moods really from elegant to hippy boho chic.

A plethora of silk rose scented sachets, here's hoping they do well and go to good homes.

A busy week ahead, my Sister has a needlework exhibition at the Godalming Museum in Surrey so will be going to support her one day.

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Monday, 7 September 2009

Show and Tell Monday

110 days until Christmas, my favourite time of year and I just love to plan the festivities early. Have already made and wrapped 3 gifts ready, done the card for DH and MIL, so getting there.

This week I finally got down to making my outfit for the wedding on Saturday, kept to a tried and tested design and more so to keep it comfortable. This fabric is vintage as bought and stored in the 70's but love the blue print and felt it complimented my shoes perfectly.

This necklace was a moment waiting for DH to finish watching the cricket, have wanted a dangly style for ages so sat down and had a play.

My first attempt at a tiara, made with Swarskovski pearls and crystals, now I know what I am doing will be making some more along with some complimenting jewellery and other hair adornments.

Off to see my sister this week, she needs help with posting on ebay, also discussing ideas for the open house she is doing for me later in the year, my head is buzzing with ideas atm and want to do a lot of Christmas themes this year.

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