Thursday, 26 August 2010

Sewn Card

The Front...

The Back...

I made this card using a favourite brown floral material and lots of lace and fabric scraps.  
I tried to plan the layout but couldn't get the look I wanted so I went with random placement and sewing.
Basically, I just sewed the thick lace round a couple of times then added bits of ribbon, fabric and lace as I fancied.  I finished off with the cake square in the middle and some buttons too.
I am really happy with the way it turned out.

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Tatty Fabric Heart

My sister made me a beautiful tatty fabric heart for Christmas last year and we have since made several on our crafting days.

This one I made using up some bits of fabric I'd had for years and never found the right thing to do with. It was originally very chocolate brown and pale green but I quickly ran out of the pale colours so started to add the darker greeny-blue colour.
I love the colours, although they don't stand out very well on the full picture but the close up shows them clearer.

It now hangs on an old cupboard door in my kitchen.
The tag has survived several playful attacks by my daughters kittens and is now looking very tatty indeed!