Friday 4 September 2015

Flower Cards

Hello! Today I'd like to share with you some cards that I made for a dear friend.  They are simple and can easily fit into an envelope.  They have some of my favourite elements, pretty papers, flower images (from a paper set I've had awhile), lace and cut flowers, with a touch of pearls.  I've not added any sentiments so that they can be used for any occasion.

This card below I made for her and added a sweet birds nest image from Shoregirl's Creations.  Then some papers from my stash and the same lace and flowers I used on the other cards. I love how these flowers layer so well.  With a touch of distressing and some added inking around the edges of the papers for a finishing touch.

What a blessing that God has created all this beauty for us to enjoy.  His creation greatly inspires me!

I'm sharing this card with Word Art Wednesday.

PS. I put up some other posts so do scroll down to see what else I've been up to. :)

Aprons and Doilies

Hello Friends!  I just love aprons and doilies and I've been making some of both lately.  I have been trying new patterns for the doilies and even though they're time consuming, they are very much worth the effort!   I love how the Lord Jesus has provided all the materials to make such fun projects!

This apron above was made from an old vintage curtain and I love the fall colours on it!  Plus I love quilts so this has more of a warm cozy feeling to me.  Perfect for doing some fall baking in. :)

Below is an apron that I made with some pastel colours.  It was soft and delicate and I hope it makes someone smile! :)  I made it out of an old dress I found and the colours were so delicate and lovely!  Below is a close up of the fabric.   The lace was given to me by a friend who found it at one of the local free stores and I thought it was the perfect match,  plus I used the same lace for the apron above.

I've made a few of these little coaster size doilies and they're very simple to make and can be used to decorate or sit a cup of tea on.  I made some in this butter yellow and also some variegated orange, but I forgot to take a picture of them.  I got the pattern from this youtube video HERE.  I used crochet thread, but yarn would make nice doily coasters to like in the video.

Next is a doily that I made and it's bigger than it looks in the picture.  It's very lacy and I love the frilly edge that it has.  For this one I used the YouTube tutorial HERE and it has three videos that are very detailed and helpful.  I used crochet thread, but yarn makes for a different feel.  I might use a smaller needle to make it tighter, but I did like the loose feel to the one I made.

Thanks for dropping by! I hope you have a beautiful day creating something lovely for those you love to!  

A Jean Skirt

Hello! Today I just wanted to show you a skirt that I made.  I needed a new jean skirt and had been hoarding this stretch jean material for awhile.  It took a lot of material, but then there is a lot of me to cover. :)

I used another skirt I have that fit me as a pattern and I used a zipper I already had even though it was very you can see and it was bright blue so I created a flap to hide that.  LOL
It is very simple and plain with a slit in the back but it is oh so comfortable and I love how I can wear just about any top with it.

It was something outside my comfort zone to sew, and I'm glad I put the effort out.  The Lord gave me patience in the details.
What do you like to sew?

Thanks for dropping by! I'm sharing this at The Art of Homemaking Monday.