Friday, 29 February 2008
Show & Tell over at Kelli's
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Here is a plate I bought quite a few years back, as per usual from the Car Boot Sale. It hangs on my kitchen wall, over a doorway, and I must look at it a couple of dozen times a day. I love the design and the bird - which I think is a bit peacock-like. Blue is my favourite colour too.
Here is a little pillow I made for a Forum swop. The little heart-shaped buttons are mother-of-pearl effect (think they are made of shells too). I love the lilac print material - I've had it years and only wish I had bought yards of it when I found it. The benefit of hindsight . . .
This is the reverse of the pillow. The colourful print at the top is some left over from a waistcoat I have been making for my eldest daughter, who does "colourful" in a BIG way! I embroidered around the flowers in chain stitch, did a few lumpy French knots, and added a few beads. The little rosettes are from some ribbon I had in my stash and beaded in the centre. The top edge is still tacked, because I thought to take a photo before it was finished, intending to take a finished photo too, then had to post it in a hurry and forgot. I think there was about 20 + hours sewing went into this.