Thursday, February 17, 2011

an armfull of tulips.. .

{for you!!!}

a Valentine's Heart,

.. .for you!!!
{found below}
smiles of loveliness, today!!!

& a small journal which i made for a little girl in the neighbourhood, who seems to look at me as though i have something she needs, which is maybe just a little TLC.. .so i made this & had my little sister run it over for valentines day :)

~ be{ad} a heart

a few beads, a piece of wire, a pair of pliers.. .& presto! a beautifully shimmering heart!!!


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

envelopes.. .

Hi lovelies,
these are quick but oh so pretty,
i folded a paper doily we had leftover into an envelope, a touch of beauty for those important little notes & cards, you could dress it up in endless ways!!!

from me to you, loveliness

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

inspirations {that i love & retain!}

some things i fill my heart with .. .

roses in the big apple
a journal {which i L.O.V.E!!!}
silent nights, this moves me anew every time i catch a glimpse!
& being featured in this exquisite video!!! oh what joy!!! thankyou so, gorgeous Sandy!!!
this embroidered lace.. .her work is as stunning as a dreamscape.. .

& this quote i ponder often, it is a similar reason to why i started making things, it makes sense right in the depths of my heart
& lastly, how i love her bears!!!

today i wish you every beauty!!! loveliest thoughts

Friday, February 4, 2011

~ a spot of crafty tea.. .

today i thought i'd put my feet up,
& share with you some beautiful things i've found while out & about in blogland.. .

a journal,
my favourite embroidery magazine!
tees with back bows,
a lovely cone,
wooden spools,
beautiful creations,
& precious shoes

all so stunning! & i hope you all have a positively perfect weekend!!!

loveliest wishes

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

~ a little something for a little one ~

a small hat in the becoming stages.. .

~ loveiest thoughts!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

corsage tutorial #2

Hi lovelies!
this is it.. .its mainly made of fabric & thread, with a couple of buttons & beads sewed on at the end.. .

to begin, cut some elongated squarish oval shapes, these will become the "leaves"

then twist them in the centre, one by one

& stitch them all together in the middle where you pinched.. .

take a couple of strips of fabric about 3 inches wide & 15cm long

begin with one piece of fabric & fold it in half, right sides facing outwards

to form a flower fold a triangle at one end. this will form the middle of the bud.

then continue to fold the fabric in right angles as you turn it, to form the petals of the flower

i stitched all that through the middle & then added a button & a couple of crystal beads to the centre. i then did another slightly smaller flower & stitched them together.
i wanted the flowers to stand out more so i then added another layer of silk organza, twisting as i went & gluing it into place between the folds of the first flower. i used alternating colours.

i then attached the leaves to one side, & added a ruffle to the front, to add interest & colour, & voila!

hope your day is gorgeous!!!

loveliest thoughts.. .