Friday, November 28, 2014

Mother of Pearl Buttons Jewelry

I have been keeping busy by creating jewelry with my collection of antique Mother of Pearl buttons. I am not finished with them but just starting.

This bracelet I made beaded the bezel.

I made this necklace with ribbon and mop buttons all around the ribbon and some more in the cameo.

This is a locket with mop button and I used rhinestones on top of the button holes.

This necklace I used a triangle crocheted doily and stiffened it and used mop buttons and lace trim.

These pieces are half finished looking for some inspiration.

Framed Jewelry Organizer

I am in love with this Framed Jewelry Organizer.

Here is a photo and a link to who makes them. (The Cottage of Content)
I love the pineapple patterned doily.

This is the one I made for my daughter. The next one I make will be like the one above but in blue tones.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Christmas Ornaments

I have not had a Christmas tree in over 10 years so I thought putting up one this year with some handmade ornaments. I made quit a few so far. I found some great ornaments in back issues of Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments Issues.

This is Victoria Sampler's - Mini Handbag Ornaments
This first one the directions said to use light weight fusible interfacing inside but as you can see in the photo of the back of the ornament, you can see the bulk of the excess fabric.

This 2nd mini ornament I used fusible fleece for cushion and it came out better.

Here are the designs from the magazine. Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments Issue 2011 & 2012

This ornament is from Bent Creek "Snowglobe Snowman" I made into a snowglobe shape using 2 count linen. The color, not sure, it was a scrap piece.

I love this ornament. I used DMC Variegated floss #62 and some white and light blue beads for the edge on 32 ct. linen. I forget who the designer was. I found it on the internet.

This Sue Hills Designs - Candy Canes
I used 28 count black linen DMC 815 & Blanc. There were green and gold colors to that I am not sure of.

This ornament is The Prairie Schooler Christmas Ornaments issue 2007. I used 32 ct. linen, green felt and cardboard and scraps of cotton xmas fabric for a tie.

These are Victoria Sampler's Woodland Babies. I found some old mini tarlet pans at a flea market and thought these were perfect. They are old and discolored with a little rust. I also made some twisted cord with thin hemp cord. It was challenging.

This is made by Little House Needle Works -Frost Flakes. I used 32 count grey linen and and an antique mini curtain clip.

With more ornaments to come. It is hard to choose which ornaments to do next. See you soon.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Antique Filet Crochet

My grandmother's mirrored tray was broken when my son was 7 months old. He pulled it off the bureau. I saved it for 16 more years deciding what to do with it. 

I removed the broken mirror and placed a cross stitched pattern that I just stitched from a vintage filet crochet pattern. Now to hang forever on the wall.
I used 32 count natural linen, DMC Blanc, 3041 & 3042.



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Toile de Jouy..Love it!

The beautiful scenes of Toile de Jouy. From the beautiful works of Vernonique Enginger to the shop ( where you can purchase, to the wonderful scene fabrics and even cartonnettes

I leave you with this Sampler of Toile de Jouy.