Saturday, 25 November 2017

A few of my favourite things.

Greyson Perry dresses at the Walker Art Gallery

BBc Radio Merseyside wallhanging

Liberty Bell Chester

Heidi Hopper
I love going to museums, galleries and exhibitions, I am lucky to have lots of these on my doorstep (so to speak) The latest one is a Greyson Perry exhibition which is currently on at the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool.  It is a selection of his alter ego, Claire, dresses.  It was really very interesting and I enjoyed see the outfits and reading the stories behind them. 

A few months back I took part in creating a block for BBC Radio Merseyside who are celebrating its 50th Anniversary. My friend Michelle was a star as she took all the blocks that people made and put them all together creating an amazing triptych banner. 

Last week I heard that one of my favourite shops Liberty Bell is closing its doors for the final time on Christmas Eve but will still be operating their on line business.  It is just such a magical place so I had to visit one last time. I am always spoilt for chose as to what to buy, this time I chose to purchase Miss Heidi Hopper kit.  You all should know by now I have a thing for rabbits . I really enjoyed making her, especially her little jacket. 

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Sewing Projects

If any one still occasionally glances at my blog in the hope I have written something, I am sorry that it has been so long since my last post. Unfortunately my cable that I use to transfer my photos to the lap top decided not to work anymore.  I am pleased to say I now have a new one and can now share what I have been up to over the last few weeks. Today's post is about the sewing projects that I have worked on during the month of October.

The little bears are about 4 inches high they are really fiddly to make because they are small but they are so cute.  I added red or green ribbon and a tiny bell around their neck as I hope to hang them on my Christmas tree.

Tiny bears with big hearts.
The prairie stars was doing the rounds on Facebook, a free PDF pattern from no cape mom. who can resist free patterns. I have adapted mine in size as the original is made up using a 5in charm pack, finished star 6in. My prairie star measure 3 1/2 inches and are available to purchase on my website.

Prairie point star Christmas decoration.
The Victorian ladies boots I have made before as gifts for friends and family.  They are adapted from a Tilda pattern for a little ice skate. My favourite part is deciding what embellishments to add to them.

Victorian boots with beautiful embellishments.

Up cycling costume jewelry into new decorative pin broaches.

 I have been collecting unwanted and broken costume jewellery for some time now as it great to use as embellishments. I recently purchased a pack of kilt pins that had little loops where I could attach beads and chains I am not a jewellery artist and it was a bit of a learning curve but I think they turned out great. The heart broaches are made up of wool.felt and cotton. Embellished with embroidery thread and jewels and an absolute pleasure to make.  Both are available to purchase on my website. 

Wool, felt and fabric bejewelled heart broaches.

Floss made from Melly & Me Floss and Pocket pattern.

Tilly Patch
Finally, these two beautiful bunny girls are made from a pattern I purchased from Melly & Me. The pattern is called Floss and Pocket. Pocket is a boy rabbit but when I went through my fabric stash I didn't have any fabric suitable to make Pocket's dungarees. However, I have plenty of fabric that makes beautiful dolly dresses so Tilly Patch was born. I am not sure if I will make Pocket but then again it is the perfect excuse to go fabric shopping!

Well we are now into November and I am still very busy with one thing or another which I hope to share with you all very soon. Thanks for bearing with me and dropping by. X:)