Saturday, 31 July 2010

Folksy Friday

I have just opened up my Folksy shop for my Waste Not Want Not items, all the lovely goodies I make from recycled fabric (and a few special items from new) and so I headed over to the forums on Folksy and found out about Folksy Friday.

So far I've had 8 blogs feature my photography for Folksy Friday without realising what it was all about and now I do know I think it is a jolly good idea and so I am about to participate (all be it a day late, does that matter??? It is my first time!!).

The idea is, pick a theme, find up to 6 items on Folksy that fit and that you personally love and blog it!

Today a friend of mine told me he found a huge vintage honey pot and thought I would love it and will bring it round soon and I have just uploaded a photo of a bee to Flickr, so my theme will be, er, bees!

First up is this adorable teacosy, I have a soft spot for teacosies but I never use a teapot so I'm in a bit of turmoil over them, I am also envious of anyone that can knit.

I thought this was a photograph when I saw the thumbnail but it's actually a pencil drawing, it is fantastic, I love this so much, what amazing talent.

These are just the cutest things ever and again, knitted, that mysterious and unknown medium to me.

This cushion is just too much cute! I love this so much, I need to decorate a room in my house with a bee theme now.

OK, I think that's enough for now, I don't know how to make the photos go next to each other rather than in a line, if anyone knows, let me know too!!!

Monday, 26 July 2010

Vested Gentress Dresses For Sale

I have listed my collection of Vested Gentress dresses and skorts on ebay, 2 have sold already and one has a bid so get them whilst you can!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Blog Features

I was featured in two other blogs last week, not my dressmaking or crafts though, it was my photography from my Folksy account.

You can see the two blogs here and here.

Thanks girls!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Vintage Baby Sun Suits

I found a HUGE stack of dress making and craft magazines from the 1970's in a charity shop, the photos in them are hilarious, you can see some of the better ones here .

But amongst the true monsters there are a few gems, like this adorable baby and toddler's sun suit, I couldn't wait to have a go making one of I did.

Book Bags

I made these for my children's teachers as end of year presents.

Flower Corsages

I'm having great fun making these at the moment, I tried to find a good method so that I get a nice fluffy, full flower and have settled on this and it's the easiest, even if I do keep burning my fingers, ouch!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Shirred Pillowcase Dress

I had an idea the other week, it came to me in a flash.

I wanted to make my daughter a smocked summer dress but I also had a huge stash of pillowcases I wanted to turn into dresses and suddenly a lightbulb went off, ping! Combine the two, combine the two!!!

I went to bed thinking about this and the first thing I did when I got up was start making one and it turned out beautifully!!

I have searched on Google and haven't found anything the same, but I can't believe I am the first to think up such a simple idea!!! I'm sure there must be others out there.