Sunday, 9 June 2013

Work in progress.

I'm working on embellishing my journal so here is my progress so far...

The hexagons are cut from pieces of vintage linens and I've added some hand stitching...

  there will be more added to the cover later...



 The first page had a pocket and a lace motif. These roses are my version of 'broderie perse' except the roses aren't sew down but are standing away from the lace to give a 3D effect. The green velvet leaves just add a finishing touch.


Here's a little sewing roll ''Make do and Mend'' just to keep a few bits and pieces...


  just right for stitching on the go...

and lastly .... this pretty Japanese silk fabric was lying at the bottom of my work box, it's been there for a long time. Today along came a little inspiration and here we have a selection of flower pins, I'm pleased with these, that little piece of fabric has turned into something useful...

  The green buttons are from the 1950's the colour is just right don't you think.



  this little one has a' Mother of Pearl' button stitched in..


Hope the weekend was good, Happy stitching...
xox Angela.

4 comments:

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So pretty!

Shirley said...

Good progress Angela and your little brooches are lovely. Great colour.

Dorthe said...

Dear Angela,
Your book is with the hexagons so beautiful,and the fabrics you used together with your embroidery so very lovely,
I also wish to create a sewing roll , filled with lovely laces and fabrics! Your flower brooches are just wonderful, I love the 50`the fabric you used!!
Wish you a happy week too, dear !!
xo,Dorthe

Jillayne said...

Your flower pins are awesome Angela! I would say that was brilliantly inspired idea...