Sewing day today!
We have a full day tomorrow and I wont get any work done
and yesterday was a write off as I was in Hospital with our youngest, Mason with a suspected broken hip!!
So, today has been all systems go.
Lots and lots of vintage fabrics, have been waiting in neat piles, ready to be sewn into something. Some have been waiting for a while. I am always on the hunt for something wonderful, vintage or just different to work with my designs.
Today I made some vintage linen and embroidery stockings, some with ladder work, others with doilies but all lovely.
Vintage linen is a joy to sew with. It plays up any new fabric wonderfully and just seems to lend itself so well with my designs. I love finding vintage linen, especially when I have too dig about for it, or I am not looking for any. That was how the 103 year old linen I have at the moment came to me..a tip off, when I wasn't looking.
I usually make a little deep-breath-in sound when I find something amazing.
Sometimes it may not be fabric, but a sheet, jumper, skirt, curtains..whatever.
When I hold it, I know straight away what it will be...I love that.
All of the linens and fabrics go together well and here, with this cushion cover, I have different weights, but they all just fit!
Even the stockings and covers work well together!!
One of my own designs on some old, thick, white cotton
I really like this cover.
I have made lots more, all slightly different, and that's the beauty of vintage materials
...all the covers are unique.
I have also been working on some new clay pieces, just for the Christmas Markets Marley & Lockyer will be attending.
Do you like my little doily tea lights?
They give off a wonderful glow and this one you see here was the prototype.
I tweaked it a tad and now it works much better.
Any who, I better get back to sewing before I run out of daylight!
Enjoy your weekend xx