Sunday, 24 August 2014

Memory Pocket Books

I've been working on these Memory Pocket Books. I've made a selection and have developed a kit so that you can make your own, too. These are available now - contact me by email or buy direct from me at craft fairs in the autumn. I've spent time by the sea and with friends this month which has been lovely - more memories and stories created!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Stitched Vintage Dresses

Everything is gradually coming together. The website is almost finished now and hopefully the teething troubles are ironing out - thanks to David for all that he's done to create it.
I've been making cards using pages from vintage books and I've also been working on this dress. It's a vintage baby's gown and I've hand stitched quotes from mum's diary in the summer I was born and the few years afterwards. I'm hoping that I'll be able to make them for christening presents (or presents at any other time) with wishes from friends and relatives, quotations and memories. I'm also working on 'pocket books' and I'm hoping to create a kit version for those who like to make their own things. Meanwhile, the mornings are just beginning to feel full of autumnal dew and hedgerows are holding the promise of blackberries; I love the changing seasons and the variety and inspiration they bring.