I'd had a simple box frame in my supplies for a while and this week has been the time to put it to use. I painted the outside in a pretty aqua blue emulsion and waxed it for protection.
|I then gathered together a selection of vintage sewing supplies to make a sewing inspired fairy in a showcase.|
I lined the inside of the box in a variety of papers, such as old dress patterns and a fabulous wrapping paper printed with embroidered crinoline ladies.
The fairy doll was dressed in the haberdashery and sewing equipment. Her wings are fashioned from a pair of scissors and a tape measure. She wears a thimble as a crown....which inspired her name. 'Thimble' holds a length of c1920's flower braid threaded through a bodkin, which she intends to stitch around the hem of her skirt!
She sits upon a large French bobbin of thread.
I added scenery around her - An old darning mushroom, a spool of cotton and another large wooden bobbin.
Its difficult to photograph a true likeness of her through the glass front, but I hope you get a feel for the artwork. She'll be for sale at one of the fairs I am booked into before Christmas.
I've also been making some pretty little boudoir bags from rare French antique fabrics - Each is a one-off.
And finally some of my latest handmade greetings cards...
Thanks for stopping-by,