Thursday, 17 April 2014

A Dotty Baby dress

I was inspired recently by a beautiful baby dress, something I had never thought of making, so today I found some red dotty fabric (it's called 'dotty' and it's by Clarke & Clarke) and thought I would have a go.  On first glance it doesn't look too bad, but because I find following a pattern almost impossible, the dress was 'made up' in my head.  I have no idea how to line it (don't even go there) and the composition was by 'eye' only. 
I have no idea about darts or anything else to do with dressmaking but I thought I would have a go :)

RED DOTTY FABRIC 


PRETTY BUTTONS 


OLD BITS OF LACE FOR THE HEM 


DURING CONSTRUCTION! 


TA DAH! THE FRONT 


THE BACK (it's deliberately wonky by choice, obviously) 


THE FRONT 


A DOTTY LABEL 


I ALSO MADE A SCRAPPY HEART

                                                                                            (¯`•.•´¯)¸•´¯`☆❤
                                                                                             `•.¸¸.•´ 
No reason I just love hearts E


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Thursday, 10 April 2014

First Art page swaps received



In conjunction with (Puddleduck Grange) Debi, myself, Deborah & Corrina are creating art journal pages, 5 in total in 5 themes for throughout the year - this being the first, beautiful art with affirmation.  Mine are ready to be bound into a journal when all art is finally in.  Themes next are Circus, Garden Folk, Mermaids/Pirates/Sea Creatures and last of all Halloween!!  That is only 6 months away :)
Here are the pages with links :

https://www.facebook.com/deborah.fielding.9



http://puddleduckgrange.blogspot.co.uk






Here are the 3 that I sent out :)




Rosa Lily L
A creative & happy space

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Arty fun

Here are some I did today :)





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Thursday, 3 April 2014

It's stuck and it won't come out!!

Yesterday I bought out my sewing machine.  I haven't used it since we moved 8 weeks ago.  Not noticing that anything was wrong I stood it on the table.  I thought I could hear a rattle, but didn't know where it was coming from.  As I looked down I saw the bobbin was missing.  The cotton from the bobbin was hanging down from the inner workings of the machine, impossible I thought, it would seem the stupid removal men had turned the machine on it's head and the bobbin had dislodged itself and miraculously wedged itself where I couldn't grab it.  So Mr P. decided to take the machine apart (I had a real sense of doom at this point) and after about 20 minutes of fffing and jeffing and culprit was found.  Of course the machine had to be put back together.  At this point I left the room as Mr P. got on with it.  I am pleased to report after much huffing and puffing it is all systems go.  Yay!!  The moral of this story?  Always write 'THIS WAY UP' on your machine before packing :)


Anyhow I did 3 more little fabric pieces - do you like them?




Me and Mr P. also had a night of 'comedy opera' at our favourite eatery in the Harbour.  What a treat, the atmosphere was electric, food was glorious and the music was beautiful.  The site of a fit Italian singer in absurdly tight black trousers and thigh length boots walking around the tables gyrating was not for the faint hearted!!

BELLA NOTTE  
                                                                                                               

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Thursday, 20 March 2014

Stitch Fest day

Apart from art and photography I do have a lot of other interests, occasionally I get into a sewing mood, so I made these today - they just need a hanging ribbon on each of them.  Three are small and one is large, materials used were linen, antique lace, old worn denim, a few old buttons and a few other bits and pieces I could find, mainly roughly hand sewn.

'Sweet little things to hang'



















 
 



Also I had a lovely PIF gift from Debi (all the way from cold Canada!!) - just gorgeous, I love my gloves :)



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