Monday, 14 July 2014

Afternoon Tea Picture Hoops

Dainty china cups and saucers, teapots full of scented tea leaves and piping hot water adding a touch of lace, what could be more perfect. These embroidery hoop pictures are wrapped with rosebud print fabric, stitched onto white with a hint of silver, 3D lace doily to add a touch of vintage, days gone by when afternoon tea was a must.

Another 2 additions to my Afternoon Tea Collection.

The weather is glorious and perfect for partaking in afternoon tea, making sure the pot is warmed first. A tiered plate full of cucumber sandwiches (with the crusts cut off) delicate cakes and scones with jam and cream.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Blog Challenge by Country Baskets

I love challenges and when Country Baskets contacted me to take part along with 19 other talented bloggers, I could not refuse. A large parcel was delivered filled with plum organza, pink crystal butterflies, clear crystal teardrops, guipure lace, diamante trim, heart glass cards, pink ribbon with hearts and a silk flower bouquet. The challenge started what could I make. 

I love small frame clutch bags and feel for a wedding this was the way to go. Using silk dupion as the base, layering the guipure lace across the bag shape, adding a strip of the diamante trim to the top along with the frame. Beauiful as the bag was at this stage just had to use the organza to make into hydrangea blooms, using a preformatted embroidery design my machine got to work. The hardest part was to cut out all the blooms as close to the stitching as possible. Then the exciting part to make up a flower head, adding green organza leaves and a couple of the crystal teardrops.

The challenge was complete and think this is a must have for any discerning bride, small, elegant and beautiful.

Checkout Country Baskets and their blog for some more inspirational ideas for your perfect wedding.