I havn't been showing much of my creative work here recently as I have been busy with a project that could not be shared until after my stepdaughter's wedding. I wanted to use my skills to make her a special card instead of just buying one and fortuitously we explored a technique at a recent meeting of our quiting group.
Blogger has loaded the images in reverse order with the front side at the bottom. (I have switched Lightbox back on so it should be easier for you to view the images. You no longer need to click on each individual image).
I made each signature individually on a felt backing and then stuck it to the vilene bases which had been edged in a neutral cotton. (Affixing the panels caused me some deep thought as I found I couldn't stitch them to the vilene. In the end I went for strong carpet tape. Hopefully they will stay stuck!)
These are details of some of the pages:
I used some of my printed fabrics, bridal lace and fabrics, beach glass, printed text and embellishments and had a lovely time sewing special wishes into it. Once the card was made I realised I needed something to put it in so set to and made a box with some of the butterfly fabric.
The box is lined with dupion silk and I thought my stepdaughter could use it for her bits and pieces if she wished. The knob on the lid is made with a small stack of buttons including a lovely copper button from The Thread Studio.
Just as we were leaving the house to travel to Chichester where the wedding took place I grabbed a few sewing supplies because I had it in mind to make something on the lines of a lucky horseshoe, although I don't think people give those so much these days.
Anyway, this is what I came up with,
I cheated a little and used a ready made heart but I had a lovely time decorating it with vintage fabrics and trims and embellishing it. I think L liked it but hopefully she'll tell me more on her return from honeymoon, the day of the wedding was very hectic as you would expect so there was very little time for conversation.
I have a few fabric hearts in my stash so I may make a few more, maybe on a Christmas theme (sorry for using that word!).
On Wednesday I went to the first Sit & Stitch day at Stitchcraft Studio and had a lovely day with a few ladies stitching and nattering. This is going to be a weekly occurance on a Wednesday and hopefully the word will get around and more people will come along. It will be lovely to have a regular place to go and spend time with like-minded people and to dedicate that particular time to the project in hand. I'll show you what I was making when I get it finished, which could quite easily be next Wednesday!