Sunday, January 16, 2011

finally finished some red work stitching!

oh boy am i excited to show you a piece i have been working on for ages...not that it would take me ages if i actually sat down and worked on it for any length of time, but as i only picked it up every now and then it has been a work in progress for far too long.
it is a one off from a design in a gorgeous book i picked up in montville titled 'made in France' it has stunning stitching and embroidery designs and these little dolls just happened to be perfect for this little cotton dress.
i stitched a little crocheted doily 'flower' to the sleeve to add a bit more old world charm to this cotton dress. here it is hanging on the cream walls of Coutts Cottage where our little shop ' Lilly Cottage and Friends' resides. it is a small size 7 (Claudia is modelling it and she is 4 and a half years old) and if it takes your fancy it is $30. it would even be nice as a display in a room rather than being worn.
i must have been a red mood. this little charm is ready to hitch a ride on someones bag ~_~
and here are some cute little cupcakes made by the lovely Linda.
i love these fabric panels that have been used to create pillows and lavender sachets.
it has been a joy to work out at the cottage but i have been rather slow at producing anything at the moment. for me having a household of children (and hubby) on holidays means that my production level is severely hampered and working night shift has been getting in the way as well (4 shifts this week) i need to set myself realistic goals, write them down, and stick to them. i know that we are co-op at the cottage but i shouldn't be leaving it to the others to 'fill' the shop plus the more i make that more i make...if you know what i mean.
anyhow one lovely distraction is catching up with friends and family and on a recent visit to my fathers place my sister had made mini friands for us to share which we did with another of my sisters and her daughter.
i was trying to take a creative picture...mmmmm blueberry, strawberry and passion fruit....
this little tea cup made a better prop.
anyhow, now that the sun is shining and the floods are receding we look forward to a prosperous shabby new year.
xx rosey

Monday, January 3, 2011

hot hot hot!!

well my first day back out at the cottage was a hot one!! the heat and humidity made the day almost unbearable, luckily one of our rooms is air conditioned, so there i sat stitching and listening to Doris Day ~_~
it seems like ages since i have visited our little piece of shabby heaven and i had a great time finding all the new little pretties that now reside there waiting for a new home. i managed to take a photo of my name rosettes which look lovely up on the wall
and while i had my camera out i snapped a few more of our shop 'lilly cottage and friends'
i thought these two together would make a lovely gift for a tween or teenager.
and this bear would be the perfect christening present.
a lovely photo frame to place on your bedside table...
and a tremendous splash of red! isn't that just the most gorgeous display *swoon*
and this last photo is of a card that caught my eye...the subject in the picture reminded me of my little Claudia, how cute!
tutu cute *_*
i do hope that you spent your new years eve with people that you love and that your goals, wishes or resolutions for the new year come true. happy new year.