Wednesday, August 31, 2011

an announcement {& a project!!!}

Hi lovelies!
some exciting news... everyone's a winner!!! i shall make shoes for everyone who joined in, quite similar to the one below!!!
& the winner of the one below is Ozma of Odds, Congratulations lovely!!! if you have not yet met her, check out her blog, it is brimming & bounding with inspiration!!!
& meet the other oh-so-talented winners,

{please email me your addys to for postage}

{a thought...i know i said it would be open til september so if there is anyone else who positively must have a shoe :) i will accept your entry by morning :)
& may everyone else also have a bountifully beautiful day!!!

p.s. oh, & being moved to bursting when i saw this project, {Thankyou Gabriela!!!} i am so excited to join in!!! & maybe make some feathers of my own!!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

~ a shoe giveaway!!!

Hi pretties!

i was finally able to scratch a few things off my to-do list{shampoo my hair, finish the shoe etc :) } so this lovely shoe is now presentable & ready for a new home!!! Adorned with antique lace, silk georgette, feathers & glass beads, she really is so very special!!! leave a message on this post & i'll choose a winner in September

red velvet wishes & lace damask dreams!!! 

Thursday, August 25, 2011

~ needle felted bears.. .

this afternoon i found them sitting on the table {im not sure how they got there} basking in the sunlight,
so i felt a little wonderment & thought id share with you,

bright wishes today lovelies!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

{a painting party!}

a few weeks ago my sisters had a painting party one Friday night & came up with these glorious concoctions of wisdom & colour!

such a lovely idea! sweet thoughts dear hearts!!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

~ behind the scenes.. .

last night i was working on a journal for Miss E.
this morning this was what greeted me.. .
{i thought you might like a closer look!}

kindest thoughts dear hearts 

Saturday, August 13, 2011

the stitches.. .

just a quick sort of explanation :)

so below is the shell or bones of the book, i used watercolour cardboard because i think it will crumple quite nicely under the fabric, but a sturdier bookcard or flimsier paper would work to

i then created 4 signatures(or piles of folded paper)
i used about 3 or 4 pieces of plain white paper in each folded bundle.. .

then i created my two sheets of fabric that would become the outside & inside of the journal,
& laid them under & over the template from above.
at this point you can handstitch or machine sew the book into place or add ruffles in between as well like i did & then sew.

next, sew the sinatures into the spine. you can measure & make markings or roughly guestimate.. .

i used both mother of pearl buttons & glass beads on the outside of the spine to "hide" the stitches & make it look pretty

there should be room in between signatures so that when you fill the pages with lovely ephemera there is room for the journal to bulk out (also you can see some pages are shorter, thats fine too :)

& i also nearly forgot to mention that on the front of the journal i used kind of an informal rouching technique (i haphazardly pinched little pieces of fabric & stitched into place)

then went back & added glass beads over the exposed rouching

i hope this helps,

have a lovely weekend dear hearts!!! {& thankyou so for your beautiful comments!!! hugs & sunshine}

Friday, August 12, 2011

linen, lace & silk {with alabaster angels}

Hi lovelies!

last night i sat up making this journal,
some little hands helped me photo
{if you click on the pictures you get a better view}

got to go, bye pretties!!!