Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Leather Badges





I've been really enjoying making these leather badges recently, so great to be able to make something relatively quickly and then to wear it! A really satisfying thing. X

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Leather Rosette on 1930s dress







I got some offcuts of leather and the first thing I've made from them is another rosette! Got lots of ideas of things to make with my stash so watch this space! 

In other news I finished my first ever zine last weekend, check out a peek of it here: http://homedreamsdreaming.tumblr.com/
I'm getting 20 copies printed at a local place so if you'd like a free copy let me know and I'll send you one! X

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Bright and Striped!







Found this handmade striped blouse in a charity shop the other day and looking closely at its details I couldn't pass it up! The tiny delicate stitching, covered buttons and lovely darting details on the bust and back make me think that this blouse is probably quite old, maybe 1930s. The fabric is wonderful, very light cheesecloth cotton and the sleeves are so lovely with the little cuffs.
I haven't worn a headscarf that way since I was 11 when I used to wear a headscarf everyday because I hated having frizzy, curly hair. I'm very glad to say I've grown out of those feelings now! Being young is such a strange time really, so highly pressured, I'm very glad to be past that now. X

Monday, 13 October 2014

Twin Hearts






A silky top that I've started doing some appliqué on over the last couple of evenings. Tolstoy looking very quizzical over the whole process! Better photos to come! X

Sunday, 12 October 2014