Monday, August 30, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
At last the first signs of spring, these are our first daffodils, I couldn't resist picking them. Spring and Autumn are my favourite seasons. I feel like I have so much more energy so started to spring clean the house already this morning, just couldn't wait.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
I felt like playing today and as I had some little cosmetic jars I couldn't bare to throw out decided to turn them into pin holders. First remove the lids, gather together your materials eg vintage fabric scrap, wadding, glue, scissors.
Cut circles of wadding to fit the top of the lids, glue in place. Cut circles of fabric to fit over the wadding and with needle and thread run a stitch around the circles, pull up to fit over the lid and pull gathering threads up to hold the fabric in place. secure with a few stitches. Cut a piece of braid to fit around the lid rim and glue. Next cut a piece of fabric to fit around the jar itself with enough fabric to hang over the bottom, glue inplace around jar, snip at intervals around base of overhanging fabric and fold over the base of the jar glueing as you go..Let the glue dry before replacing the lids.
Friday, August 13, 2010
After much deliberation I decided to revamp an old chair and stool in the bedroom. I used scraps of upholstery fabric in a pretty pink and green combination. For the chair it was just a matter of lifting out the loose seat, wrapping the fabric around it and stapling it underneath. For the stool I just unscrewed the seat, removed the old fabric, cut around the circle leaving enough for turning under, staple at the back, screw the seat back on and glue a decorative piece of fringing around, I think with the pale green paint they look great.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
At the weekend I had the oppurtunity to mind the trading table at the miniature festival for my cousin who is amazing. She makes so many beautiful miniatures as well as teaching the craft. At the same time as a trained chef, she does all the catering for the festival and makes every delicious mouthful herself. Ellen is one very talented lady. Here are a few of her miniatures.