Tuesday, 31 July 2012

A little more work with lace

I´ve decided to take a break from the bearmaking.

20 little ones are ready for Hugglets in September
and that´s quite good with still a month to go.
I only need a few more.

So now it´s time for something else

photo taken with Instagram

Today was my day off
so I started to play with my vintage lace finds
and a roll of burlap

cut into rectangles with
vintage linen on the back

and decorated with the lace pieces
and some sweet fabric images

[i do hope you´re not tired
of seing work with fabric images.....]

sewed a drawstring hem
on top

and made them into a pretty banner

This is how it looks like
when hanged.
This is my cupboard in my living room.

Wishing you all a beautiful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Friday, 27 July 2012

A Little Lace Book

This is a little book I´ve made

all handsewn from my collection of vintage
lace and fabric.

The cover is a piece from an old quilt

a little view of the pages from the side

all pages are fabric and lace too
with little pockets

for little secrets

and lots of sweet fabric images too

here´s the back cover
You can see more of the old quilt here

This little book is
listed in my shop

Summer have arrived over here.
86 degrees - no a/c
I have the fan on
trying to work still

I hope you all is having
a beautiful day whereever you are :-)

Tina ♥♥♥

Monday, 23 July 2012

A Few New Bears - Finally

I´ve finally managed to make
a few new bears for my website.
Long overdued.

This little one is Leon

he´s only 4.5 inch.
I made him from a very fragile vintage
mohair - infact I didn´t had to
do anything to achieve the old worn look

instead I had trouble not tearing the mohair
while in the making.
Isn´t he a cute little handful.

This little one is Faye

this peach colored mini bear fabric
is so soft and lovely.
I´ll definitely have too see
if I can get more like this one.

She´s only 3.5 inch

I made her a sweet little collar
from silk ribbon and gave her a teeny tiny
rusty bell too

Both have already found
new homes and are on their way in the mail.
I´m so grateful for that.
Thank you SO much.

14 little ones are ready
for Hugglets so far.
Still a little ahead of shedule - yeahh

Wishing you all a wonerful day

Tina ♥♥♥

Thursday, 19 July 2012

My Finished Piece

I´ve finished my piece from my worktable.
This is how it looks like.


you can see there´s a wire on top
so it can be hanged on the wall.
The base is a canvas.

Here´s a close up of the front
or should I say cover....

this is actually also a book - how cool is that

A look at the spine
I added some lace and a safety pin

If you look closely you can see
the signatures in this photo

inside my book
with some fabric and lace

I´m so happy with the look of this.

I made it so it would be able to stand too.
Here it is on my shelf.

This book is from the workshop
at Artful Gathering with
Nellie Wortman

I love the tecnique used in this workshop
and will definitaly make more books
like this - I have already bought
several canvases in different sizes and
can´t wait to create more.

The class is right now
until August 25th

Back to the studio now ....   :-)

Tina ♥♥♥

ps: A few new bears will be available soon

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

On My Worktable

at the moment

an ongoing workshop at Artful Gathering

trying out new techniques

What are you up to at the moment?

Wishing you all a dreamy day

Tina ♥♥♥

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

A Wonderful BookSwap


Some time ago my long time blogging friend
Sandy and I decided to do a book swap.
I´ve showed you a few sneak peeks in a previous post,
but the books have reach their destinations, so
now I´m able to show you everything.

I must warn you
there´s lots and lots of photos in this post.

This is Sandy´s book for me

The parcel arrived yesterday, and I was so excited.
This is the front page - the first thing I saw when opening.
An original drawing with a natures theme.
How cool is that - and I just knew it would be.
Sandy is SO talented.

Photos of the pages from top and side.
They are all so detailed.

This is the fist page.
A beautiful tree with the cutest little handmade nest.

Love the texture and the text.

pearls and sea shells
and the most beautiful leaf.
It´s edged with a metal thread.
I have no idea how she makes these - so cool

here a little close up for some of the details

a beautiful little bird with wings
and leafs made the same way

another close up

every second page has space for notes
so I can use this as a journal

embroidered text
and the most beautiful embroidered flower
I have ever seen.

had to show ypu a close up
of the flower too

twig. feather. stone. leaf

eggs in different shapes

and this is the spine.
How brilliant is this - made from branched.
I´ve never seen anything like this

Sandy also included some extras in the parcel
Lots of suppliers for journal making

I can´t wait to use it all
in a future journal.
A little bag with feathers

a little bird
and beautiful natures tags

some of her very special papers with handmade natures prints
and this beautiful handmade fabric pieces overloaded with details.

If you don´t know Sandy - make sure på pop over
for a visit and see for yourself how talented this lady is.

This is the book I made for Sandy

A cover made from a vintage quilt
with a sweet little image on the front

tied with a silk ribbon
and removeable

This is the front cover of the book.
I experimented with dried hydrangeas,
gesso and wax on this.

Here´s the pages inside.

some twigs
some metal
some lace
some fabric

little drift wood pieces in the pocket

found objects
watch parts

an old coin purse
velvet leafes

old book pages
more wax

Thank you SO much to Sandy
for doing this wonderful book swap with me.

I hope you enjoyed the photos

Tina ♥♥♥