April 10, 2012 · 5:36 pm
I`ve just had a busy two weeks, making stock to top up Flux, the Lucie Fenton Gallery and Miss Katie Cupcake, plus working on a collection for a new stockist, The Wild Thistle in Braemar.
What a complete contrast the two weeks were! The gorgeous first week felt like we had by-passed Spring and gone straight to Summer. I spent long days in the garden, sewing in the sun. I love sewing in the garden, surrounded by birdsong with my trusty radio at my elbow (radio 4 all day!).
I made owls and birds;
cotton rosebud corsages;
more embroidered brooches;
tweed heart brooches;
the tulle and lace brooches and finally, rosette corsages;
Then last week I was huddled next to the radiator, watching snow falling outside! I made a huge batch of decoupage brooches. Sticky fingers all week!
I`ve been using a lot more stamps with this batch.
I made some using Queen`s head stamps to celebrate her jubilee. I even did a version of red white and blue. The Queen looks so beautiful in these 1950`s stamps.
Filed under bird brooches, decoupage, Decoupage brooches, embroidered brooches, hand embroidery, lace and tulle brooches, my garden, owl brooches, recycled fabrics, recycled papers, rosette corsages
Tagged as handmade brooches, recycled fabrics, recycled papers, vintage stamps
April 9, 2012 · 3:35 pm
I saw this gorgeous tulle in palest oyster in John Lewis a couple of weeks ago and bought half a metre to have a play with.
It coincided with lots of white flowers appearing in the garden. I love white on white, so fresh and pretty and really evocative of Spring.
I made these pretty corsages while sitting out in the garden, basking in the warm sun the week before last.
They combine recycled linen with the tulle and vintage lace, with a cluster of vintage crystals and pearls in the centre.
Very sweet and pretty, just right for a Spring wedding. Making them really fitted in with the gorgeous weather of that week, then last week we had white on white of a different sort- snow blizzards and hail!