Monday, 27 December 2010

New makes and a Giveaway.

I hope you have all had a great Christmas and here's to a fun 2011.
I'm going to start as I mean to go on and keep my creative side in full swing.  I am putting some Hydraengea flower heads in my Etsy shop, they are made of velvet and come in gorgeous vintage colours.

Just to give you an idea, this is something I made yesterday.

I started with a piece of dyed and felted wool blanket, some merino wool tops and a piece of embellished net fabric.
The first piece of blanket was a shade of grey but I forgot to take the picture, you know how it is,too much on the go.

I used my embellisher to felt the merino wool on to the fabric, I didn't overwork it so it stayed nice and soft. You could also do this with a hand held felter the results are the same.

Next I used the embellisher to attach a strip of the net fabric, I love how it leaves a frill around the edges.

 Here you can see I've free machined a design over the felted fabric and added three Hydraengea flowers. The free machining echoes the shape of the flower heads.

Then it's the best bit. I got to sit down and do some hand stitching. I added some ribbon roses and embroidered some flowers and french knots.

I've lined the book with this beautiful fabric added a pocket for treasures and a little jotter pad for notes.        

This all my friends is now my latest giveaway, all you need to do is.

          1. Leave me a comment .
          2. Become a follower.
           3. Mention my giveaway on your blog.
I will be drawing the winner on January 15th, Good luck everyone!!!

The hydraengea flowers will be in my Etsy shop soon so here's a few more things that you can do with them.


                                          Machine embroidered flowers with beaded centres.
                                                      Hand stitched on to crazy patchwork.
 Here's one of the flowers as they come ready to glue on to a project, to stitch them I remove the centre and press with an iron, then they are ready to go.

I'm off to put them in my Etsy shop now. Just click on the link on my sidebar to have a look.
Don't forget to check in to mousehousetales for the other half of my New Year giveaway.

xox, Angela.                                                                                                                                                                                           


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

It's gorgeous, Angela! I love your free machine embroidery and how it echoes the shape of the velvet flowers. Your hand embroidery gave the wonderful finishing touches.
Hugs to you,

sonya said...

It is just beautiful! I love the hydrangea flower petals and the embroidery. Well, I love all of it.

sonya said...

Oh, I'm a follower of course!:)

Betsy said...

What a beautiful labor of love, the colors and softness are just gorgeous. I am proud to be a new follower.
Thank you so much for visiting me also.
Wonderful work.

Lore♥ said...

Feliz navidad!!
Bellisimo regalo Angela!!,
me encanta,
soy seguidor
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GoldenValley50 said...

Just beautiful Angela! What a great start to the (almost!) New Year. ;)Sharyne

Robin Mac said...

How beautiful Angela, I am glad you have joined Fibre Fever, that is how I have found your blog. I will cetainly mention you on my blog. Cheers, Robin

Ati. said...

Looks lovely Angela ! I became a follower just as you became member of the FF group :-)

Sheila Rumney said...

What a lovely giveaway! I am following and posted it to my blog.

mo said...

Wow Angela, How beautiful. I have added your giveaway to my blog and I am happily already a follower of yours. You are so talented. I love the color of the wool. Just stunning. *hugs*

Deborah aka Miss Bee said...

I am your follower and I absolutely love this book! I've posted your giveaway on my blog.

Deborah in NC

Jan said...

Hi Angela....I may have left a comment of your other blog, but will do so here!
I have posted about your fabulous giveaway on my blog and put you on my side-bar, too.
Good to 'meet' you and I'll be a follower of your!


Nancy Maxwell James said...

these are sooo lovely! gorgeous details and amazing textures!
I hope you have a Happy New Year and that 2011 is full of many blessings!

Stephanie - My Calico Heart said...

Lovely! I am a follower and I have posted on my sidebar. Thank you for this lovely giveaway xx

Altered Paper said...

This is just plain elegant! Please count me in this very pretty giveaway!

My Grama's Soul said...

Found you over at T's Daily glad I did......I always am so amazed at anyone who can actually sew and make such beautiful things.....just lovely.


Bunty said...

Oh, this is right up my street! I love your giveaway - it's so beautiful and just the kind of thing I love.

I have become a Follower and will now post a mention in my blog. I will be back!

Fingers crossed!


Susan Allan said...

Wow, I am speechless. I have just discovered you and I am in total awe of your work, it is beautiful. I shall become a follower and put you on my sidebar so I can visit!
Sue xx

Susan Allan said...

I would love to be a follower, but can't find anywhere to do so.
Sue xx

Denise said...

Hello,I'm a brand new follower.This is my first visit to your blog.I love your work.One of my favorite things are beautiful jounals;your's are lovely.count me in.Please come and visit with me and check out my profile.Stay awhile and follow if you wish.

Cindy Adkins said...

Absolutely inspiring!!! Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with joy and happiness!!!

Trisha said...

I am a new follower! Such a beautiful piece of art! I would love to win!!


soggibottom said...

I will only enter if :-) if I win it can be delivered straight to my door :-) :-)
Angela, I hope you had a great birthday and Christmas, HAVE AN EVEN BETTER NEW YEAR :-) x x x

Faith Hope Cherrytea ~ said...

thank you , Angela, for sharing such lovely creativity with us ! works of art...
blessings to you and every success in the new year !
from your 58th follower ~
with your button on my sidebar ~
tea is on at FHC :) Welcome...

Kim Hanauer said...

Hi Angela,
Another Beauty! What a wonderful giveaway! I would love this in my studio. Beautiful colors and workmanship!
Kim :0)

Kathy said...

Goprgeous work Angela...
Your very talented...
Nothing more satisfying them making something with your own hands.
Nice job,
Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Kathy said...

That would be GORGEOUS...
Maybe I should take spelling in 2011!
Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Nana Go-Go said...

Wow - that is fantastic! and a tutorial thrown in to boot! I`m so glad I found you through another Bloggy Friend. It`s lovely over here! May I please join in your Giveaway too. Roses and Hydrangeas are my favourites. Much Love.xx

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Just beautiful and awesome that you are so generous! I have become a follower! Best wishes to you for a wonderful new year! Twyla

pippirose said...

I'd love to enter your giveaway.
I'm a new follower...and I posted it on my sidebar:

pippirose59 at gmail dot com

Kim Hanauer said...

Hi Angela,
I`ve added your button to my sidebar.
Still hoping I win this beautiful book!

Cheryl said...

Thats really beautiful :-)
Happy new year!

Denise S. said...

Such a beautiful book you have created.

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Angela: What a beautiful item you have for a giveaway. I would love to win it. Have a wonderful New Year. Blessings, Martha

Denise S. said...

Oh this little jewel is just so pretty,thanks for the drawing.

Happy New Year

Home and Heart said...

Just GORGEOUS! Thank you for your sweet comments and visits too!

Jillayne said...

This stunningly beautiful ANgela - I love the soft colours! I haven't done a lot of felting, and I've seen even less but yours is so soft and delicate looking - just beautiful!

MozAnna said...

It's a wonderfull candy! Link is on the right bar

luluslovlies said...

Hi and Happy New Year, I noticed your blog badge on one of your followers sidebar and thought I would pop in and take a peek and your blog badge reminded me of my own only different but very lovely victorian and romantic. Well no wonder as we both have the most wonderful blog designer. Karen of Valentine Designs, stop by when you have a chance and you will hopefully enjoy your visit! Hugs, Marilou

Olivia said...

Oh sweetie what a lovley giveaway! Please enter me and thank you for sharing your beautiful talent with all of us.

FourSistersInACottage said...

This is AMAZING!!!! Your talent is one I am truly jealous of!!!!
Please enter me into your giveaway and I have now become a follower and hope you dont mind that I add you to my Favorite Eye Candy Blogs to read.
Thanks so much for your generous heart.
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)
Oh, and I almost forgot, I too am having a giveaway, hope you can stop by and enter.

Kimberly @ The Sterling Cherub said...

Hello again Angela, I just came from The Mouse House Tales, and am now seeing this give-away here. You are so talented! Your creations are just gorgeous.

I am now following this blog as well as your other, and have added you to my blog roll, and mentioned your give-away (both of them) on my blog. I'm doing a special post for them, because for some reason I'm having a heck of a time getting the pictures of your creations posted with links to the give-aways. Will try again tonight.

Truly inspired by your work,


The Gilded Cherub said...

Hello Angela,
What a beautiful giveaway! I can see how much work you have put into this.. Just beautiful! I am a follower and will be adding this giveaway to my blog. Thank you for offering such a wonderful gift giveaway.I found your blog and giveaway from Kimberly's blog the Sterling Cherub. If you get the time stop by my blog I am having a giveaway as well and would love for your to join in on the fun.

The gilded Cherub

Holly Moore said...

Holy wow this is gorgeous. Thank you for the chance to win. I am hopping in to follow and add you to my sidebar.

Snugglebug Blessings said...

What a beautiful piece of art. Love all the hand work and I will cherish this if ever so lucky to win. God bless. Cathy

Lululiz said...

I came over from Julia's blog, and I am so glad I did, I love your creations! I have no idea what an embellisher is, but I am sooo impressed with what it does, lol. The book cover is absolutely stunning. I am off to look at your older posts now, which will probably take me a looooooooong time, lol.
Oh, and of course I just had to become a follower, can't wait to see more of your work.

Nany said...

sweet and precious work. i became a follower

Nany said...

and now you're at my sidebar

Blessings from Cindy said...

I just found your blog & what a beauty it is!

m.t. said...

lovely blog!
Enter me too, please!

I follow u through gfc as m.t.
Here is where I`ve blogged about your giveaway:

e-mial: miha_loves_zaf at yahoo dot com

Sandie said...

Hi Angela
This is a beautiful giveaway you made. I am keeping my fingers crossed I might be the lucky winner!
I have become a follower & blogged about your giveaway.

Tanya_ha said...

I say - WOW!
It's really cool giveway, i 'he ever seen.

Thank you.