30 September 2016

Baby doll embellished gown ......

A gown for a medium sized baby doll trimmed with 12mm and 25mm ivory frilled lace and 15mm ivory/bridal white double sided satin ribbon.  The sleeves are gently gathered with 6mm elastic, which is nice and soft and easy to sew.

The bonnet has a double layer of frilled 25mm ivory lace around the back crown and a single row at the front.  The hat ties are 15mm ivory/bridal white double sided satin ribbon.

I really enjoyed sewing this little outfit - I love working with pretty fabrics and trimmings

see you soon, Mary x

29 September 2016

Dungarees and t-shirt ....

I'm doing well after my spine surgery 4 days ago for a discectomy and a facetectomy of my lower spine.  I am rather sore, very bruised and stiff but since I was up at 4.30 am this morning for pain relief and didn't feel like going back to bed, I thought I would do a bit of sewing - I didnt have to lift anything as both machines are on the desk all set up ready to use.   I really enjoyed making these two little garments which were easy to make following the pattern instructions.

Poly/cotton dungarees using McCalls Crafts  Pattern No M4338 view C, the back opening has velcro and the bottom of the legs are trimmed with frilled white lace.  

T-shirt to fit a medium baby doll using McCalls Crafts Pattern No M4338 view E made from recycled ladiest-shirt.  The back opening has velcro to close and the sleeves have been trimmed with 12mm frilled white lace.  This item was made using the overlocker and I was pleased with the end result.

I'm hoping they fit Baby George who is Baby Annabells brother apparently!

thanks for looking, see you soon,
Mary x

24 September 2016

Burgundy folding card

A folding decorative corner card made with Maja 'Home for the Holidays' 6x6 papers,  10mm double row ivory flatback pearl trim, a sprig of tiny pearl cluster flowers on a silver wire, ivory 30mm wild rose, burgundy 20mm rose, burgundy cherry blossom, ivory miniature blossom flowers and a couple of small rose leaves    All papers, flowers and trims are from www.ribbongirl.co.uk

The heart was die-cut, the sentiment was computer generated and the tag was made with a punch and I added a rose and a couple more leaves.

Thanks for visiting, see you again soon
Mary x

Doll clothes - floral dress, pants, hat

Floral dress with lined bodice and contrast collar

Matching floral hat fully lined in contrasting cream fabric, trimmed with ribbon and lace

Matching panties with elasticated legs and waist

thanks for visiting, see you soon with a card :-)

Mary x

Jam Making continues ...

I'm still loving making jam and preserves but my cupboard is getting rather full so probably time to stop, apart from lots more of the Caramelised Onion Jam I made which was so delicious my family have requested more.  This week I've made raspberry jam, fig and lemon jam, plum jam and greengage jam - I'll be adding these to the summer fruits jam, blueberry and raspberry jam and the strawberry jam - oh and not forgetting the lemon curd and the lime curd in the fridge (shorter shelf life) 

Raspberry Jam

Caramelised Onion Jam
Lemon Curd
Thanks for looking, I'll be back later with a new card I've made and photos of some more dolly clothes I've made to practise my rusty sewing skills

Mary x

21 September 2016

More doll clothes - pink hat and coat ....

I am continuing with my sewing practice and I have made a hat and coat for a medium sized Baby Annabel dolly (would fit any medium baby doll)  using this lovely pink fleece fabric - I have to say it was very difficult to sew, but next time I make this pattern I will use a thinner polycotton material.  I trimmed it with pink spot lace edged bias binding, an 18mm sparkly button and 15mm pale pink satin ribbon - all from the store

I loved the shape of the hat, next time I will line it when I sew with a finer fabric, the fleece fabric was a little too bulky for such a small item.   I used Simplicity Archives Baby Doll Pattern Number 4707, size medium, view C, hat and coat

thanks for looking

18 September 2016

Wedding anniversary card ...

I used Pion 'Bridal Bouquet' paper and image, 'Alma' ivory vintage style lace, Vintage Ivory fluted edge sheer, green fabric rose leaves,  ivory/white magnolia, ivory anemonies, ivory/cream  beaded berries, ivory miniature blossoms, cream 20mm rose, sprigs from an ivory pearl/crystal branch, flat back ivory pearls and a portion of a Scrapiniec chipboard sign (cut it up so I could use it for two different cards)

close up of the lovely flowers, leaves and ribbon

This vintage style anniversary card is for The Ribbon Girl 'use any image' challenge which will run for two weeks from 18th September - great prizes to win and the team have made some lovely projects so I hope you will be able to join in.

thanks for looking,
Mary x

10 September 2016

another vintage style Christmas card ...

Vintage style card using Pion Design 'The night before Christmas' papers and text panel plus an ivory/gold shimmering poinsettia, frosted red/green berries, tiny red berries, gold twine, pearl double row flatback trim, Gloria vintage style ivory lace and a bit of sparkle using Stardust Stickles

thanks for looking
Mary x

The night before Christmas ....

A card using the lovely vintage style images and papers from the Pion Design 'The night before Christmas' collection 

I aded olive green tiny pom pom trim,  olive green 12mm faux silk ribbon, Clementine ivory embroidered tulle lace, 30, 20, 10mm ivory mulberry roses, red/green frosted berries, tiny red berries, rose leaves and shiny red/green berries.  I added a bit of sparkle with some Stardust Stickles

thanks for looking,
Mary x