Saturday, 24 April 2010

Thrifting and making............

What have you been up to lately??

I have been thrifting...

Old tablecloths and crochet doilies sent to me from a lovely lady I met at a fair, to reinvent into other things

A bag full of old trims and binding given to me by a work colleague (from her mum's over flowing stash!)

'New scraps' in the way of wonderfully colourful pieces from India from Yarnahoy. I have been looking for some really gorgeous colourful snippets of fabric to use in my work as well as the more muted vintage toned pieces

And making.....

Experimental new additions - cushions

Oval pins


Hearts for a friend for her wedding, part of her gifts for a few special ladies. I'm waiting on a sketchbook through the post to cover for her for another v special lady too, will perhaps show pics when complete

A couple of page spreads from my journal, now that I have stitched all the pages into it.
I created these from paper and fabric scraps, such fun! I have used so many scraps up, bits of paper carrier bags, bits of random paper, photocopies of work, old monoprints, old used wrapping paper, old magazine pages and postcards with snippets of fabric stitched into the mix as well.

And finally a photo of my journal full with its pages, all handmade by me, I cannot tell you how much I have enjoyed making this

Now to be brave and actually use it, I don't want it to be too precious and be left unused!
Hope you're enjoying the sun wherever you are ;0 x


Mrs B said...

just gorgeous as always!

enjoy the sunshine, lovely lady!


andrea creates said...

Those are the best kinds of finds-trims and crochet lace doilies.
I love your brooches-so fun :)

Kate said...

What fabulous treasures, what a gorgeous blog you have. Its all beautiful.

Menopausal musing said...

Lovely fabrics etc..... Just love the look of the journal. :O)

The Flower Garden said...

I love your idea of creating a journal. I might pinch that idea and record my secret most thoughts. I really like your textile work.

Jensters said...

What lovely gifts from people....your journal looks grand....i really must find the time to try and make one x

nattering natalie said...

Do you ever sell Remains of the Day journals? I just love them!

meplusmolly said...

Hi Natalie, I loved taking this course and making/creating my journal. I haven't made and sold any as yet but who knows, perhaps in the future? Do you make? :)