Saturday, 15 October 2016

October Seas

This is what October looks like so far.
It is still sunny and beautiful but it's decidedly cool. 
It's pretty great as far as autumn goes.

Thursday, 6 October 2016

Lilac and Brown Flower Headband

This was a custom order for Jennifer. 
For her beautiful little girl, in fact, who is going to be a flower girl next week in a rustic country themed wedding. 

The colours we were working with were lilac, cream and brown and these are the resulting flowers.
I made a large flower headband and a smaller flower corsage by attaching the flowers to a plush cream-coloured cotton ribbon.

And these are the flowers before I attached them to the ribbons.
I liked them so much I may make one for my winter coat lapel.....

Linked to:
Annemarie's Haakblog

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Ivory Flower Hair Pins

Dainty little flowers in the palest of ivories, attached to a U hair pin.

These are ideal for a bride who wants to sweep up -all or some of- her hair for the big day.
I love that you can add one or two flowers, you can sprinkle more of them throughout the hair or you can strategicaly place a row of them.

The pearl and rhinestone centres are one of my favourite centres too.

They're already listed in my Fairytale Flower shop on etsy.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Lace Handbag

I finally managed to make a bag again! It's been so very long!

As much as I LOVE making bags, there just doesn't seem to be enough time to actually start and finish one in its entirety. The unfinished attempts that I have lying around testify to this and prevent me from plucking up the courage to try it anew when I know that I already have too much on my to-do list....

But this one was for a friend who would be leaving within a week or so, and I had promised, so there was nothing to do but to roll up my sleeves, grit my teeth and finish it....
Boy, was it fun!
I tend to forget that -even if it's under pressure-  making a bag is so much FUN!

It's quite big, almost a shopping bag in size, and it's all natural cotton canvas with an overlaid lace in white and pink hues.
The front and back are different because of the design on the lace but I love both sides.

I learnt a new trick with this bag: how to add the kind of  zipper you see in the photo above.
Does anyone know what it's called?
My friend wanted the same kind of zipper a bag of hers had, so I copied it off hers. I really liked the way it turned out, so I will definately be using this on bags from now on.

She loved it and whisked it off with her.
Though for a moment I wasn't sure that I'd be letting go....

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Summer Trip

Perfect summer weather for a trip to the very beautiful island of Skiathos.

The picture above is from the beautiful beach of Koukounaries which has the most enchanting, gold-flecked, fine sand and just stretches on and on. The best bit about it though is that it's at the edge of a pine tree forest.

And the said pine tree canopy when you lie under them on a hot summer day, breething in that special pine tree smell that intoxicates and evokes childhood summers.......

Linked to:
I Heart Naptime

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Men's Flower Boutonnieres

These are some of my all-time favourite flowers.
Men's boutonnieres in a mix of purple, magenta, brown and greys.

Linked to: Carolyn's Homework

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