So here goes......
This is a quite long coin purse, made from cream cotton but overlayed with the most exquisite vintage silk, which has been embroidered in self colour but also has drawn thread work. Now as far as I can remember, drawn thread work is pretty tricky enough worked on cotton/linen but silk! Uhh! Anyway, it is truly beautiful and I have enjoyed french knotting it to the back ground cotton and applying circles of muslin, Liberty and a button.
Same goes with this purse but I used fragmented, beautifully worn, thin cotton lace, so fine from years of use and laundering. This was layered over linen. I added the same kind of circles for texture and colour, with a little smidgen of embroidery and lots of buttons.~0~
I have also enjoyed using the vintage tweed I purchased last Saturday and have made two purses with appliqued birdies.
Below ~ She is such a sweetie to look at...... but by all accounts a proper little madam, so I'm told ;-)
Below ~ I would'nt normally associate yellow and pink as a great combo, but I think this Liberty is so pretty!
I had'nt noticed the wording, had I, till the thing was done, duh! I hope the lady does'nt notice or if she does, I hope she does'nt mind that the letter is about some poor bloke who kicked the bucket back in 1910. Strange mix Viv, well done!
The purse below was another commission this week for a Mothering Sunday Gift.
"Mum, if you were a flower, I would pick you".
Last week I bought this Dinky Caravan at an antique fair, it has obviously seen better days, but I do love it so and will use the shape in things to come. It was an absolute beast to photograph, as it has'nt got it's wheels and it's all wonky.
Last but not least, Mothering Sunday, I am extremely lucky to have two wonderful girls 21 and nearly 18. Lucy (lives in London) went to the trouble of going to VVRouleaux to buy me this corsage.
This what my feathered girls gave me today, along with alot of squawking and commotion....you should hear them when one is laying an egg! All worth it though.
Well, my dear friends, I want to yet again thank you all for visiting and leaving your kind comments.