Here we go for the personal bit .......... this is a minature tea set from my nan, it is a 'Crown Ducal Gainsborough' set. I remember it sat on her dresser when I was little, I used to think I could play with it as it was the same size as my tea set. I think one day she did allow me to, my nan was nice like that, as long as we were happy she was too. Even if it was playing with precious china! I think it is a really pretty little thing just love it, the style and colours are so lovely, however, I do not use it it is too nice and too precious to use. I would be sooo upset if it was damaged. The little deer is called Doris the Deer. It was a gift from my husband, she is quite old.
My lampshade covering was quite a task, it took me a fair while to do this such that the stitches were neat, also the fabric taught, this was a multi-task in itself. I had in my stash some vintage (rather large print) material, which I think is perfect for this little fluted shade. Then the added touch of bobble trim to give it a vintage but modern twist. I like vintage with a little modern twist makes for a good combination.
Hope that you like?
|Floral fluted lampshade|
Then my machine embroidery, for quite a few years I have looked into this; read numerous books and then plucked up the courage to actually do this. I have done lots of dress making and curtain making in my time. So I think that if you want to have a go at this you need to be a little proficient at using your machine. When you let the feed dog down, you are in control and so things are a little bit looser, and you machine seems to have a mind of its own. I was feeling summery at the time and so these little beach huts seemed the perfect make.
|I'm a little beach hut!|