Monday, 25 April 2011

ditsy dizzy deco daisies

I love Liberty prints ... I love Art Deco ... above some of my attempts at combining the two by cutting a deco-style flower template, adapted from a vintage corsage, then blanket stitching round the petal edges and backing in toning felt, and trimming with lace, beads and ribbons from my vintage sewing cupboard (yeah, I know, some people have a sewing box or basket - with me it is a huge Victorian pine housemaid's cupboard!)

Have found a wonderful blog this weekend - The Vintage Traveler -
Full of all the things I love.  Have been very busy sewing in readiness for the Festival of Vintage at York racecourse next Saturday 30 April, but will be checking this lovely blog out more fully when I have time

A little picture of some more of my jewellery made by upcycling old jewellery and scraps of fabric and trims:

Do you like the cute little portrait to the right?  I printed off a photo of a postcard onto some textile, backed it in felt and then stitched it into this vintage diamante belt buckle.  Will definitely try that again with other buckles.  I love the antique paisley cotton in the large flower.  I was lucky enough to buy a huge length a few years ago on ebay and have been happily stitching my way through it ever since.  The paisley is backed with antique French ecru linen.

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