Friday, 10 October 2014

Monday, 6 October 2014

Happy 30th Birthday

A pretty hand-stamped card in beautiful pinks with a hint of green...

And a gorgeous envelope too.

. ...♥... .

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Little Book of Love

This beautiful little book is made with pockets to tuck pretty little things into.

The front is decorated with a snippet of vintage lace and a tiny key tied with an organza ribbon.
The book ties together with thin crafters thread through two little heart-shaped lock embellishments.

Inside are 6 little card hearts with ink-smudged edges, just lovely to write a little love note or special date on.

The back is finished with a heart lock and a small heart-shaped button.

. ..♥... .

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Another Little Handmade Book

This one is covered in a blue and beige scrapbook paper and finished with a vintage-style plate, turquoise wooden heart-shaped button and pearly beads.  The little padlocks on the front and back cover relate to the fastening string to tie the book closed.
The spine is decorated with giddy little ribbon ties in organza and ric-rac braid knots.

The pages are old school maths book pages.

and the signature ties are finished off with little paper hearts and tags.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Handmade Book

I made this book a while ago and added the finishing touches recently.
The cover is made with a scrapbook paper printed with postcards and old letters.  It is decorated with a newsprint frame, tiny jigsaw pieces and a wooden heart button...
with the signatures tied through the spine with cotton twill ribbon knots.

The pages are made up from craft papers, handmade papers, 
pretty card, old book pages, vellum and doilies.

The signature ties are finished with little charms of acorns and a leaf...

...pretty buttons...

...and a tiny tree and flower charm.

. ...♥... .

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Little Hearts

I accidently slipped into a little bit of crafting this afternoon, with no particular plan to follow.  I petted some of my favourite fabrics, pinched and snipped my fingers on my wire cutters and pliers before coming up with this little idea...
which moved nicely along to this one...
and this... 

and this... 
then finished off with a Christmassy tatty raggedy heart... 

with jingle bells
. ...♥... .

Thursday, 18 September 2014

My shabby little suitcase

I started making over my battered little suitcase before the Summer but whenever I came to finish it off there was a kittycat taking a nap in it.  I finally finished it this morning...
..painted ivory with some of the original leather still peeking through in parts...

...lined with a pretty vintage style fabric...


...and now a new place for me to store ribbons and buttons and pretty lace.
. ...♥... .

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Birdhouse ♥

I'm loving the soft colours of this blue and white birdhouse.  The delicate pattern on the paper is just beautiful...

. ...♥... .

Saturday, 9 August 2014

I Finally Finished...

my crochet granny square blanket...

I've also been working on lots of lovely little baby hats in pretty soft colours...


. ...♥... .