Sunday, 2 September 2012

A Couple of Hidden Makes

Well now the wedding is over there are a couple of things I can show you!! You may remember the Guest Book I made here well Elsa also made a ring cushion to match.  I only managed to photograph this after the wedding, it's about 8 inches square, and it did it's job superbly.  It was great knowing the rings were secure and if dropped attached to something that wouldn't roll away! 

I also stitched this sampler over Easter.  I picked out several types and styles and John chose this one as he liked the traditional, (I have dragged him around to see a few and there was even one in our hotel room at the wedding too).  It was quite a challenge to make sure everything was hidden when Elsa kept coming round to play in the studio but we managed. 

To hat or not to hat.  That was a hard question!!

I know I don't do hats.  I also know that this wedding was going to be a lovely, relaxed, and intimate one, not a full blown out there in society one so I knew that a hat may have been a bit OTT.  A facinator didn't look right either but I did want something.  I looked and looked on line but nothing seem right so one day I woke up with the, 'don't be so blooming stupid and make something!' thought. And so I did.

This was beaded onto ultrasuede and glued onto a slide base before finishing with extra beads and dangles.

Better view of the dangles.

I made it the size I wanted to wear and it went with my outfit perfectly.  Having conviction that things I make are actually good enough to wear is another hurdle I think I am just about over.  Let's just hope I don't put another hurdle up in front of myself!

I had a play day the other day and made this journal cover while John and I were listening to an audiobook.  Scraps and leftovers on a calico base with sari pieces and fibres overlayed with a black sheer.  Machine stitched threads with a little hand stitch and beading.

Tie strip is just the leftover threads over stitched and wrapped around.  The main thing is the pockets for the cover of the journal also keep my pencil from constantly being lost too.

And finally if you are interested in UK Art Quilts, there is a new group just starting both on Facebook here and as a blog here.  Still baby steps but something that has been needed for a long time and there are some big hitting UK art quilters in there already!!  Come and join in.



  1. My goodness, you have been busy, and all of them are lovely. I like everything!!!

  2. Love it all! You have such fantastic talents!

  3. Beautiful sampler and journal. Where did you wear the dangly, I couldn't see it in the wedding photos?

  4. Beautiful sampler, very special and the hair decoration is a really good idea. I like book cover too, you have been very busy.

  5. The sampler and hair piece are beautiful. I love the journal cover...great colours!!

  6. Thank you all for the lovely comments. And the dangly was behind my left ear holding up my hair a little. :-)


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