I haven't really been getting out much just lately :-) a combination of feeling crappy and the harsh winter weather. So my blog has become a little samey and rather boring, I feel....apologies, I am hoping to do something about that over the next few weeks but in the meantime, I wanted to show you this week's makes...
Lovely, lovely old envelope dated, I think, 1968. The colour mix and serious portraits of the stamps alongside a 1960's illustrated trumpeting angel is just so pleasing ... I have added lots of ephemera and textured hand embroidery too.
Then onto this little sweetie. It is soooo tiny, 3" across and dated 1952. I have applied a silk picture of one of my vtg doggies and you know the rest.
In the mood for making heart shaped brooches too...just as a matter of interest, the silk flowery background is a copy of a piece of 1930's Liberty silk. I have added vtg map and French floral fabric for lots of textural goodness :-)
Quite honestly, all I want to do at the mo, is make these needlecases ... sad, I know!
Last Sunday, someone played a cruel trick and another birthday came around! The years are whizzing round at what seems to be top speed, scary, really scary.
Anyroadup, the current husband knows me well enough to know that buying me this abbottandellwood brooch would make me happy, and indeed it did. Check out their web site. Desirable, quirky and just damn fabulous work.
Thought I would throw in a few pics of the old decs...
Well, that's me for now... I would like to wish you the happiest of holidays, a beautifully peaceful and joyous Christmas and the best of new years.
Thank you so much to everyone for their support all through the year. Every single comment has been so very much appreciated. Thank you to lurkers for regularly reading and for all Followers too.
All my love