I am starting to really enjoy making these journals so here are a few more newly finished. I love that it combines my love of textiles and my stationary fetish!..yes, I am addicted to stationary, sad I know! These are now listed in my Madeit and Etsy stores.
A5 Journal cover with vintage fabric flowers appliqued and free motion quilted onto a new denim base. There is also a segment of hand embroidered vintage doily and button features. I have also done some extra hand embroidery to add highlights.
A4 Journal cover made from a patchwork of upcycled denim jeans. This one also has an upcycled crochet belt “pocket” at the top to hold pencils etc.
This is what I have been working on for the last couple of days. A change from frangipanis for a while.
Since I have been on this tropical flower kick, maybe because it is so cold and wintery here at the moment!….I have decided that this will be the theme for this weeks Tuesday Treasury.
Hibiscus print by Peace and Love creation
Hair flowers by Bloom Bridal Creations
Bouquet by Flowers By the Vase
Purse crochet pattern Kristinas Krochet
Hair crown by Betty Atkins
As I have mentioned before, it is getting cold in my part of the world..colder than normal in fact!. This weeks Tuesday treasury is therefore about Warm and woolly things to wear. Completely inappropriate for those of you on the other half of the planet, but maybe it can be inspiration for your next winter!.
Sorry about my absence for a few days. It has been one of those funny patches where busy things all happen at the same time.
My Treasury this week is based on the events of the past couple of days. The first was a funeral. A beautiful woman and loving mother lost her battle with cancer after fighting for many years. I cannot describe the intensity of the love in that room.
The very next day we had to attend a vast family gathering of my husband’s family. It was a joint birthday party for both his parents, and all their children and associated families had arrived from overseas. Again the love.
This Treasury is A Mother’s Love as a tribute to both these Mother’s for the love they give their children. It is not all about Mum’s, but also about the type of love we give our children and they give back.
I started this piece many years ago, before I had the capacity or inclination to quilt. I have just pulled it out and finished it!..now that I have the capacity and inclination! it is a great way to use up all those boxes of fabric scraps as well.
I call it “A Beautiful Pea Green boat”..And I really want one of these in real Life. I can so imagine sailing off into the sunset in one of these!.
Today I am grateful for Life.
I have been asked by a family member to make a Lion and an Elephant softie as gifts for some smaller family members, so I have been doing a bit of research on lions and elephants. I found so many gorgeous ones that I thought that Lions and Elephants would be the topic for this weeks Tuesday Treasury.
Boy Elephant by Jessica Tirona
Edmund Elephant by Rabbits Moon
Wool Elephant by Viola Studio
Ira the Elephant by hybernate
Lucky Elephant by Gracinhas
Lizzie the Giggly Lion by Hybernate
Amigurami Lion by Just Add Awesome
Lion Sewing Pattern by Dolls and Daydreams
Rory the Lion by Jenny Smith
Lion Plush sewing pattern by Funky Friends Factory
I’ll show you what I come up with for my little niece and nephew when I know what I’ve come up with!. Hopefully they’ll be done by Friday.
Today I am grateful for my beautiful,supportive family.
I recently joined in a Pincushion swap at Clare’s Craftroom. This is my little entry …
The whole process got me thinking about pincushions and what a vital part they are in a crafter’s life. So this Tuesday Treasury pays homage to the humble pincushion.
Gorgeous Blue bird from Fiber CoOp
Embroidered beauty from Coyote Craft
Bright and from from Primgrl1
Beautifully stitched from Rainbow Felt
Beautiful snail from Unfamiliar Art
Peacock by Spincushions
Sweet and Simple from Plushka
Swallow from Corydora
Bright and happy from Pepper In
Lovely simplicity from Nstar studio
As Mothers Day is just around the corner yet again, I thought it would be an appropriate topic for this weeks treasury. Ans as I am a Mother, so it’s all about me, me, me, I’m going to choose what I would like for Mother’s Day!… as well as my children’s beautiful creations of course!!
Quote mug from Zinnia Pea
Apple pincushion from LaLa Kids
Gorgeous vintage chenille quilt from Cuddly Comforts
Pretty bird family from Chiky
Lovely card from Fluid Ink Letterpress
Ceramic Bowls from Prince Design UK
Funny Card from Seas and Peas
Three tier cake plate from Botanical Gems
Bright upcycled bag from Meg Expressions
Another bag..cause a girl can never have too many!.
This one is from Kiwi Canta
Of course I really could go on forever, because MUM’s ( and dad’s) deserve everything good in the world.
In honour of the birth of my new little nephew, this Tuesday Treasury is all about cool things for baby boys. A topic close to my own heart as I have three of the little
monsters gorgeous creatures.
Gorgeous fish shoes from Quinnlee’s Boutique
Monster booties from Hand Knit Hugs
Superb lion outfit from Bumble bee Knees
Photographer onesie from last earth
Dino hat from Purple Rose Crochet
Boy night light from By Sage Design
dino wrap by Tida bella monkey
Pudgy bear by Viola Studio
Monster mobile by Drops of Colour Shop
Star wars wall vinyl by dinaamon
(I know this isn’t really baby, but my boys would LOVE this!!)