March 19, 2012 · 2:38 pm
My new mini fascinators have been in Miss Katie Cupcake for a week and have been selling so well I`ve had to make more! Hooray!!
I`m loving the mix of gorgeous silks with vintage tartans.
Katie has definately helped with sales as she looks so great while modelling one!
I`m growing my hair a little longer again so I can wear it up and pop a little fascinator in at will!
A visit to Miss Katie Cupcake is definately advised just now as she has recently got lots more lovely stock in and her beautiful shop is absolutely crammed with gorgeous goodies. The fascinators are £24.
March 19, 2012 · 2:20 pm
Hooray for vintage ties! This lovely lot is a selection from my new tie collection and I`m loving dipping into this goldmine of mini textiles. This week I decided to make some more loopy brooches.
I`ve been making versions of these brooches for a couple of years and they are always a favourite to make. I used to make them from vintage furnishing fabrics but now I enjoy using my new love- vintage ties!
Two beaded loops are finished off with vintage buttons. A few strategically placed sequins add a touch of sparkle. They are easy to wear and look great on the lapel of a jacket .
I`ll be topping up my stockists with more loopy brooches, remembering to put some away for my online shop, which I promise is coming soon…..!
March 13, 2012 · 2:27 pm
These cute little fascinators are made with a trio of recycled fabrics plus some veiling for added quirky glamour.
I`ve finished them with a vintage button and a tiny cameo button. I found the cameo buttons in a craft shop and couldn`t resist them. I think they give just the right vintagey touch to the fascinators.
These two are made with vintage tartans topped with some lovely Loire silk furnishing fabric recycled from a sample book. I only have a tiny piece of each colour, just enough to make each fascinator unique.
The little fascinators are now available in Miss Katie Cupcake, Cockburn Street, Edinburgh.
March 13, 2012 · 1:34 pm
This has been a busy week, I`ve been catching up with more Jaunty Jim caps, making some new fascinators and doing lots more decoupage work.
There are some more wall panels, photoframes and a fresh batch of decoupage brooches.
Each piece is a labour of love, I seem to spend more and more time over them as I slowly build up the layers of papers.
My collection of papers is growing too, with more vintage-style scraps, folders full of magazine and catalogue clippings, recycled gift wrap and pieces from old books.
My boyfriend let me plunder his childhood stamp collection and gave me on old stamp book to store stamps in. They are sorted not by country or age, but by colour! I think they look beautiful like this!
There is now a lovely selection of wall panels and a fresh batch of decoupage brooches available in Miss Katie Cupcake, Cockburn Street, Edinburgh. They fit in perfectly in her beautiful shop.
March 2, 2012 · 10:46 pm
My last batch of Jaunty Jim caps inspired me to have a go at some new hair accessories this week. I`m really pleased with them!
Not quite fascinators, these hairbands are quirky little cheer-up accessories for every day.
They are made from 100% recycled fabric and as with my caps, I`ve used a blend of tartans, tweeds, toiles and my favourite fabric just now, vintage ties!
I`ve really enjoyed making them, layering all the different colours and textures was a bit like painting with fabric.
I`ve used some tie fabric to cover a button which adds a finishing touch and they are backed with recycled felt.
I think they have a slightly 50`s feel about them, the ribbon-covered metal hairband sits quite invisibly in your hair and leaves the stitched panel looking like a little curved cap. They make a nice companion to my Jaunty Jim caps. I`d love to see a couple wearing his `n` her headgear!
I`m really happy with my new hairbands, it`s so satisfying when an idea works out well, and the fact that they are so enjoyable to make is a bonus! I`m pleased too that, apart from the band, they are made from 100% recycled fabric.
Looking forward to popping one in my hair when I go out tomorrow!