I have felt completely 'carded out' since just before Christmas hence the 'altered bottle' and once that was finished I began to think about other things to do.
I have saved some other different shaped bottles to play with, I have a fabric book which has been half finished for almost a year - (2013 resolution - FINISH IT!!! LOL), but I didn't feel like completing something half started and whilst having a rummage through my stash, found this scrummy vintage image -
which cried out to be adorned with lace and shabby fabric!
I stared with the image as the focal point, stitched it onto some fabric then edged it with some vintage cotton lace before stitching it onto a piece of frayed hessian type stuff which probably was given to me at some time by Maureen when she was trying to get me to sew.....!
The canvas is quite large - (12" x 10") and after covering it completely with some cream cotton fabric and lace edging the top and two sides , I found a large broad piece of cotton which sat nicely on the bottom, then embellished this with more lace and some ric rac braid.
The crochet doily measures almost 3" across and seemed to just 'fit' as the backing for the layered fabric 'flower' and after putting a bit more lace on the piece I finished it with a vintage button,some fabric flowers died with Distress Inks and a gold and pearl tiny heart.
Finally I stamped onto a scrap of muslin and stuck it onto the right hand side. -the words are a collage of 'Somewhere in Time, Mystery, Wonder, Serenity' and the like...
I am really pleased with how this tuned out and am already part way through another smaller similar project - (it saves me tidying the bits of lace and stuff away!)
City Crafter - Vintage Girl
Stamptacular Sunday - Doilies Galore
Fashionable Stamping - Anything Goes
IDIC - Use a Doily
2 Sisters - Anything But a Card
Ladybug Crafts - Anything But a Card
Live and Love Crafts - Something Old (most of my lace and the doily)
Sparkles Monthly - Anything Goes
Thanks to everyone who visited me in 2012 and I hope you will stay with me through 2013. Have a great day whatever you're doing. x