Sunday 14 July 2013

A bit of fabric.....

Happy Sunday!  I hope you're all enjoying the sun we're having (if you're here in the UK) although it can be a bit too hot to do very much!

I'd like to share with you a little wall hanging I made quite some time ago, however I didn't finish this until a couple of days ago, when I added some colour to the image, a button, a piece of lace across the top, and the seam binding bow and clear pendant:

This was made using some left over canvas, some greenish lace across the middle, a fabric doily, and some beaded trim from Dunelm Mill (I think).
The CI image was stamped onto a piece of white cotton, mounted onto another piece of calico, and colour added to the dress and hair bow with a copic marker - a tiny pearl was added to the centre of the bow.

The three loops at the top are made from carpet tape and inserted into the top seam before stitching, then a thin pole threaded through - it can either be hung from one hook with the twine attached, or two hooks, one for each end the thin pole.

I added a vintage style button from our local market and the seam binding bow at the top was dyed with Iced Spruce DI.  The beautiful clear pendant which hangs from the bow, and the layer of lace across the top of the hanging, which sits directy underneath the bow, were gifts from a very lovely friend, Lynne from Adorn - thank you so much Lynne.  Please pop over to see Lynne, if you haven't already, as she makes the most beautiful vintage creations.

My 2nd anniversary of blogging came and went a couple of months ago without me even realising (probably due to some health problems which have also impacted on my commenting, however I will explain properly at a later date) but I do intend to have a little giveaway in a few weeks time so please watch this space!  It won't be huge, but I promise that it will be nice!

I would like to enter this into:

Simon Says Stamp and Show - A little Stamping

Don't forget, the theme at the Craft-Room this fortnight is Vintage Rubber Stamping, so if you can join in then please do!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and the coming (sunny!) week, and thank you for your visit which I sincerely appreciate.

Maria xxxxx


Anonymous said...

Dear Maria
You never fail to impress and inspire.
The clarity of the stamping on fabric, with such a detailed stamp, is so wonderful. She is such a beauty, isn't she.
So happy to see that you found a use for the pendant and lace.
Brimming with gorgeousness!
P.S. I have fallen behind with replying to e-mail but will catch-up soon with some chit chat.

Annie said...

This is so beautiful maria. I love the stamp and the lace and background make it a wonderful piece. TFS and for visiting my blog too and leaving such a kind comment

Best Wishes

Annie x

Jean said...

Another lovely hanging Maria, I love all the lace and trimmings.Your mention of using carpet tape for the loops reminded me of my Dad,he used to lay carpets and before the days of broadloom he used to sew the seams by hand and used carpet tape to protect the seams. There were always left over lengths around and my Mum found many uses for it.
Jean x

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... this is such a beautiful project! Love the gorgeous lace and fabric doily. The image is wonderful! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week. :)

Ephemera said...

Hi Maria, such gorgeous fabric art, your hanging is exquisite, just love it. xx

Paper Profusion said...

Oh my! This is ADORABLE Maria. It just couldn't be more perfect (or neat!). Every single placement and adornment is sublime. The little pearl on the bow is super sweet!

I've taken a break to enjoy (sometimes endure!) the sunshine. It was cooler with cloud today thankfully. Now I am absolutely stumped though and can't get myself crafting at all!

Hope you continue to do well Maria - will email soon. Nicola xx

Words and Pictures said...

What a beautiful, delicate, feminine make.
Alison x

Elena V. said...

Wow! It's so cute! I love it!

2amscrapper said...

so delicate and pretty!

Netty said...

Loving your gorgeous hanging, x