Monday, March 10, 2014

The Challenge

A few weeks back,
two friends and I got together
for an evening of pizza, wine and lots of chat.
We call ourselves
"The Strawberry Tarts" :)
Don't ask - it's a long story :)
one of the tarts brought along
a little parcel
of goodies for each of us,
and set the challenge.
We had until the next ''meeting''
to make something using the contents
of the parcel.
Here's what we got ...
...gorgeous hand dyed wool blanket,
velvet, laces...
... trims...
...a fabulous big button
and a very special printed piece.
And this is what I've done ...
... well, its what I've done so far :)
I've just placed the dyed woollen blanket piece
onto a backing of linen,
and tonight I begin to stitch:)
We meet on Wednesday
so best I get cracking.
I may need chocolate
and a glass of wine
to help with the creative process :)
See you

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Little parcels of treasures

It feels like winter today -
is it that time of the year already??
I am certain that autumn only started a few days ago,
so how come we have leapt straight into winter!!!!
 I've been stuck inside for the day,
so I decided to spend it playing around
with some of my favourite fabrics,
laces and trims,
and make some really
little parcels of treasures
to pop on the
bit's and pieces for sale...
... gorgeous roses,
 some little hearts I made a while back,
and also
some sweet shabby roses...

... a little bundle of vintage inspired treats,
with laces and buttons ...

... a bit of this and a bit of that ...
... I know it's not stitching
but it's been really really nice
just pottering around for the day,
finding the perfect little bits and pieces
 that go together.
Now ,
I am going to go and make a coffee,
and bake a cake -
because there is no chocolate in the house
so the next best thing is,
of course,
chocolate cake :)
Gotta go :)
See you