Friday, 29 February 2008

Show & Tell over at Kelli's

Show and Tell


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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.

20 comments:

Rebecca said...

What a beautiful pillow. You did a great job on it. Thanks for sharing.

Leanne said...

very nice jennie! I love that plate!

Leanne x

jennifer said...

You are a talented seamstress. I wish that I could sew. I like the plate as well. The colors are lovley. Jennifer

Penless Thoughts said...

Two lovely items. You did beautiful stitchery.
Susan

Hootin' Anni said...

LOVE the plate. Yes, it looks like a peacock to me too. Beautiful colors.

My S n T is shared. If you haven't dropped by, I sure hope you can stop and say "Howdy Do!".

Happy Weekend to you and yours.

Judy said...

That plate is beautiful.

Constance said...

The hand stitching alone was probably 20+ hours! Very pretty and colorful. Thanks for sharing!
Connie

Greatfullivin said...

Beautiful colors! I adore the pillow. Thanks for sharing!

Bovey Belle said...

Thankyou for your kind comments. I can only do basic embroidery, but I do get a bit carried away and on a dark winter's night, it keeps me busy!

The plate is one of my favourites.

nannykim said...

Nice and refreshing. A Car Boot sale??? must be like a garage sale here?

MammyT said...

Jennie, I love the plate. We had pheasants living at the bottom of our yard in Alaska who became so tame they would try to walk into the house. (Cracked corn will do that). Anyway, I love pheasants. But I'm looking at your wall behind the plate. What are your walls made of , dear girl?
I love your sewing! Such an eclectic mix of elements.
Nancy

the teach said...

bovey belle, such lovely things! Thanks for sharing! :D

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Beautiful plate! Lovely pillow!

I like the gazunder comment you left on my blog! ;-)

Katherine

Bovey Belle said...

Nancy - the walls are plaster on top of stone with the "filling" of the wall a mixture of soil and rubble. That was an outside wall until the building was extended and is nearly 3 feet thick. There's a plaque over the door with the date 1718, and that was just the "modernisation"!

Nannykim - a Car Boot Sale is one you drive your car to, suitably full of stuff you want to pass on to someone else. You pay about £5 for the pitch, and anything from 20 to a couple of hundred cars might do that - depends on the site really. On some of the sites near big cities, you might get 1,000 cars or more.

Thanks to everyone for visiting my show and tell.

mrsjojo said...

WOW!! You did a LOT of beautiful work on your pillow. What fun! I like the plate.
I never heard of a car boot sale until I got on your blog. I read your explaination and it is very interesting.

Abounding Treasures said...

You did a lovely job on the pillow and the fabric is gorgeous!

Blessings,
Mrs M

Rick Rack Attack said...

I live in fairly rural part of Texas. Instead of garage sales or yard sales, they often have barn sales! They're great fun & I have found wonderful things!

You can pop on over to my show & tell at http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Lovely plate and your work is wonderful. You know... you could scan that fabric and then print it out on some card stock that has some fabric glued to it :-)I do it all the time!

Julieann said...

The plate is just lovely:) What a happy little bird in the center---I really like the colors of your pillow.

Julieann

Betty said...

Well, now I've met 3 sweet ladies from Wales.....

The plate is lovely and would make me happy to look at it several times each day....the pillow is beautiful..

Thank you for visiting with me and the Potter family....yes, we are so excited about Marion and John's visit....Betty