Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Book Angel and Pinterest

I know this is quite an elegant angel
but I wanted to try to create this
last year and never found
the time to complete it before Christmas
so
at last in time for this Christmas here she is:






Here is the link I used on You Tube
to show me how to create the vintage book
part
 

 and then, of course,the rest is on my own take
on the angel!



The possibilities are endless in putting your own 
slant on this angel!
 
 


 Enjoy and hope it gives a little inspiration for your
Christmas ornament creations!

Just wanted to mention that, at last, I have joined the party
over at Pinterest and have created a few boards only
with some of my creations of the past years and
many more to come
if you wish to follow along! 
I'm finding soooo much inspiration there friends -
simply amazing!


xox Suzy

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Card Creating - in the Spirt of Christmas

You may remember that I shared this photo in my last post
of some cards I was creating 
for Christmas!

 


I really enjoy this time of year when I get to use
some of my layering techniques
with cards
so here are a few finished that are now available
in my Etsy Shop

 



 


 It's always fun creating with silk fibres, eco-dyed silks, dupion
silks, silk organzas and cotton 
because you never quite know how they are all
going to turn out when they
are all felted together!
 
 









 


 Oh and touches of vintage and antique laces
always add that extra bit of elegance!

 

And the art Angel images combine
so nicely with all of these different mediums!
 

 


Of course, I often like to add vintage papers
and printed tissue papers along with
pieces of washi tape also!
 

 



 


If you are creating Christmas Cards then it would be so
nice to see what your style is too!  

Wishing you all a pleasant Sunday
and
thank you always for the kind comments you
leave me! Thank you for them as I so
appreciate the fact that you come 
and visit! 
xx Suzy 

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Felted Hearts and Cards

The latest activity in my studio has been 
creating Christmas Cards
and
some new eco-dyed silk and felted cards for those
wishing to buy something unique and completely 
handmade to share with their friends
or family. 


 
 The natural tussek silk rovings are
pure joy to create with!
Under the felted silk are layers of satin, silk, cotton
and silk organza giving such a beautifully soft
and silky finish to these hearts.

 with a little touch of gold edged guipure wedding lace.

 

and the sari silk cream ribbons and lace
are perfect partners for these
little hearts. 







 For those who love a little more elegance
with soft toned embellishments

these may be a little more appealing!








 Some unusual sequin braid and dyed lace to match
were used for this last one!










Can you see these adorning your Christmas Tree
or mantle?

The cards are yet to be listed in my Etsy shop
and these are the two hearts you will find there also - the others 
have already sold!


 
Thank you for visiting
and I wish you all a wonderful week! 
xx Suzy 

Monday, October 2, 2017

Creating Collages - Layer Upon Layer

One of my most favourite things to do in my studio
is to pull out my baskets of tiny bits
of vintage lace and doilies
as well as little bits
of precious
fabric
 


too special to throw away
and create some of these little collaged beauties.

 

 Many of these tiny pre-rephaelite images
lend themselves to be adorned
with special silk fibres, textures
and vintage laces
with embellishments.

 

I was also able to incorporate 
some of my Logan berry died laces
I created a little while black 


 

along with some of my eco-dyed silks
which I often felt to give a soft gathered look and feel. 
 










 The textures work so well together when used like this!

More berry dyed doilies with sari ribbon,
mother of pearl buttons
and crushed velvet! 


 I listed these in my Etsy shop.
They have sold pretty fast, however, if you would like
to own one there are still a couple left.
So you can take a peek in my
if you like!!!

Thank you all so much for visiting and I wish you all a promising
week of creative love and inspiration! 
xxx Suzy
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