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and follow my adventures in all things creative!

Friday, May 25, 2012

I Was Featured at Shabby Art Boutique Today!!

Hi everyone
hope you're all having a good Friday
Just had to share my news of the day
I'm both delighted and excited
to have my fabric collage tote
from 2 posts ago
featured here 
Not only was my tote Kerryanne's
favourite for the week
but was the most clicked on link
for last Friday's Shabbilicous Party
Thankyou so much Kerryanne
you've made my day!!
Thanks for making this available
to us each week
Do pop over to Kerryanne's blog
just click on the link on my sidebar
There are so many other beautiful
projects from so many
talented artists to view
With a new party beginning today!
Happy Friday!
Robyn x

Monday, May 21, 2012

Vintage Inspired Needlebooks

Hi everyone hope you're having 
a good week!
I've been making some needlebooks
this week and have
two to show you

 I used some French sewing machine
adverts. transferred onto fabric
then handstitched these
onto some ticking fabric
embellished with black stitching
mop buttons, lace
and button & loop closure
I was pleased with the result
These are now available for sale
on my Ebay
Just click on my Ebay button
in my sidebar to take a look
Sorry these have all now  been sold

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fabric Collage Tote, Teacup Pincushion

I've just finished a small collection of items
The first is this fabric collage tote
I've used an image from 
and built up textures with fabrics and vintage doiley
then hand stitched with pearls
seed beads, mother of pearl buttons, charms, 
seam binding ribbon
I'll also be linking this to Brag Monday 
at the Graphics Fairy

I'm also linking this bag to
so you can pop on over 
and take a look
at all the delicious things
people have made
I also made a small
collection of pincushions
one in a vintage teacup
the other two in vintage
glass dishes
they all come with a complementary
vintage hatpin
they were such fun to make

Sorry these have all now been sold

Hope you're having
a lovely evening
in your part of the world
Robyn x

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Mothers Day

I had a lovely Mothers Day
was very fortunate to receive these
beautiful flowers
from my DD

They truly made my day!
Hope your Mothers Day
was special

Friday, May 11, 2012

Shabbilicious Friday Party

Have just joined in with
the Shabbilicious Friday Party
over at Kerryanne's blog
I've added my shabby French
provincial mirror
 I picked this mirror up at a
garage sale some time ago
for a song and thought it would
look great with a shabby makeover
The sculptured rose at the top
as well as the detail around
the edges give it that
wonderful French provincial look
It has since been sold on
my ebay

Patchwork, stitching, bag & teacup!

Hi everyone, have been away from my blogging for a while. Have been rather unwell with a nasty tummy bug that has taken longer than I would have liked to clear up. In the midst of all this it was my 60th Birthday, which I was hoping would be a pleasant celebration. 
Unfortunately, what we had planned had to be cancelled. 
So turning 60 wasn't quite what I expected.
Anyway that's life I guess
And I have lots to be grateful for
I received some wonderful gifts
to make me feel very spoilt
So I thought I'd do a "show and tell"
My dear Mum, God love her, made me this
beautiful mug rug with 3D flower attached
She stitched the whole thing by hand
as she no longer has room, where she lives 
for her sewing machine
I found the pattern for the mug rug 
here when I saw it I loved  it and thought
it would be a project Mum would
like to make, not thinking she would
make it for my Birthday.
No, I really didn't ....Lol!!
She also made me this 
beautiful bag, I just love
the fabrics and colours
she's used. This she also stitched 
completely by hand, including
the two zips at the top.
I guess one of the advantages
of being 86 and living in a retirement
home where everything is done for you
gives you lots of free time.
Mum is one of the lucky ones
she still loves and is able to manage
needlework, knitting and
most things crafty.
I'm sure it keeps her brain ticking!

My sister, made for me
these two beautiful quilts
with delightful stitcheries 
in the centre
I love the colours she used
and all the trouble
she went to to create these
pieces of art for me
She also gave me this beautiful
Royal Albert cup and saucer
with a sweet little matching
tea bag holder 
It is very beautiful and
has prompted me to begin
collecting beautiful teacups.
I was spoilt even more
by my DH and DD
so even though there
was that "grey cloud"
hanging over my special Day
I'm grateful to have had
so much pleasure sent my way.
Am on the mend now
having lots of chicken soup
and plenty of rest
Next post I'll show you
what I've been creating
Have a lovely week-end