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Archive for June, 2014

Monday Mood Board

When I posted the ‘Monday Mood Board’ photo earlier today, I forgot to say:

… the colourful china plate, floral silk handkerchief and glass baubles were all found at flea markets (at bargain prices!); the blue ‘Imagination’ postcard is from Paperchase; and the spheres brooch in the centre I made myself, by needle-felting the main structure (using blue wool), and then sewing on iridescent pink/orange glass beads. The brooch is a little unusual, but I like it!

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Monday Mood Board

Monday Mood Board

Some lovely bright colours and patterns that have caught my eye today…

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Yellow and Grey Fox Fabric Dress

Yellow and Grey Fox Fabric Dress

I am just about to start a new sewing project, and thought I’d share a picture of the lovely fabric with you before I start! To make the most of the pattern, I’m planning to make a fairly simple, short A-line dress, with a detachable belt made from the same fabric.

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Liberty Print and Other Vintage Fabrics

Liberty Print and Other Vintage Fabrics

A hunt around a large local car boot sale last Sunday revealed these lovely vintage fabrics, including some ditsy Liberty florals.

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Monday Mood Board!

Monday Mood Board!

The start of a new occasional series- the Monday Mood Board picture! Some things that are inspiring me this week, including vintage glass buttons and pastel colours. The labradorite, silver, opal and jadeite necklace was one of my early jewellery projects, when I was still learning basic stone setting techniques.

Top Three Popular Blogs to Follow!

Here are three of the big blogs that are definitely worth checking out, particularly if you like bold, bright and beautiful things!

  1. A Beautiful Mess    …this blog has a wide variety of beautiful, funky and useful craft projects, from simple fabric ‘phone cases, to a slightly more complicated wooden honeycomb shelving unit. Lots to look at, and lovely clear photos and instructions for all the projects..
  2. The House That Lars Built   …lots of beautiful photographs from this accomplished stylist- perfect for finding interiors inspiration-, plus a sprinkling of craft projects.
  3. Bright Bazaar   …a stylish guy with a taste for the bright and colourful, and an eye for a fantastic photo. Lots of interiors inspiration and some funky patterns.
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Seedlings

Seedlings

Although these tomato plants are still rather small, I always think seedlings have a beauty of their own; I think it is due to the amazing, verdant green colour, and the promise of the plant to come.

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