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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Retro Pin Cushions

I have just found this older photo while I was mucking about on the computer.    These darling little pin cushions were made to order for a shop near by, as a fundraiser for patchwork.  First of all, a good patchwork friend and myself went off on a fabric shopping mission to purchase fabric with the right look required.  Then we prepared the work for the patchwork ladies to help sew and stuff.  I took them home, and  finished them off.  Each pin cushion got a lovely antique little button on either side (many of which the members provided from their button collections).  Both sides had a different fabric which allowed them to be reversible.  They turned out lovely and by the time it was all done we had  managed to make about 100 of them.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

How to Make Singleton Buttons

These are very interesting, check out link below! I must have a go at making them sometime!

How to Make Singleton Buttons - CraftStylish

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Beaded Red Dress Completed!

Whilst I was at my fabulous picture framer the other week, I made the decision to get the Beaded Red Dress framed!  As many of you know, I have been unsure quite how I wanted this completed.  I thought it may have been nice just simply mounted onto a board,  and that would have given a nice canvas effect, however once I got looking at frames I simply could not say no to the temptation on offer.   I am really happy with my choice as it sets the dress of perfectly!  I went for a distressed white french style frame that I just had to have the moment I set my eyes on it. I don't think the framer quite new where to start in offering me choices (think the dress was a little out of his jurisdiction) but we got it sorted rather quickly!

So last Saturday I got the chance to go to Omarama and pick up the framed pictures as they were unable to be sent via courier.  I have taken a picture below, sorry the colours are a little off because of the flash on the camera!  The colour of the frame is much deeper than this photo shows.

I also picked up the other piece - depicting Oamaru icons I suppose!
You can see it in the photo below from a distance to show the size.  Then I have added a  close up!  The framing colour is more accurate in the distance shot!