Saturday, December 10, 2016

handmade box for trinkets

a chocolate box made over
Painted and embroidered, handmade velvet blooms inside
For sale, just ask

Friday, December 9, 2016


One of my paper craft angels

good tidings

Saturday, December 3, 2016

velvet blooms

some of my handmade velvet blossoms
pansy blooms
I mounted them on antique French book pages with a quote on the back.
They are easily removed for other applications
Maybe around a candle, or a package decoration
for sale in Etsy
cherry blossoms

Tuesday, November 29, 2016


one of my paper craft items featuring the
Lady Madonna
Delicately wrapped in cloud like gauze and with a golden halo.
Some vintage lace added to her gown
12 inches
for sale in my shop which will close soon

an angel

Sunday, November 27, 2016

a special dress from Provence

to me, red is Provence, love the fabrics, the toile and the imagery
I made this dress from scratch with some country fabrics and applique 
It was published in a magazine a few years back but think I did not show it on my pages
so looking back

homespun and home sewn

Sunday, November 13, 2016

French wallets

I like chintz, in fact most older country fabrics are those I truly desire.
I have to really look about to find them these days, not available in the Islands.
When I find some chintz fabric, it has to be made into something special,
 even the smallest bits, like the wallets here which use only one small piece each.
They are self lined too. A time saver
You can see me creating one on my YouTube page
Here are some finished and ready for sale.

three wallets ready to give as gifts for the holidays

Friday, October 28, 2016

holidays inspired by ' Vie a la Campagne' magazine

When I was in France a couple of years back I picked up a pretty issue of French Country Life magazine
It is full of Holiday settings and handmade projects
There are no instructions but I chose 3 to re-create, I used supplies I had on hand
here are some results
first is the stocking, made of country linen and simple in design
I drew a similar stocking on newspaper and luckily had some fabric to sew this lined stocking
here is the magazine picture

magazine pic
Here is my version

next is the angelic gift box
the old gold trim is around the lid, not shown here

magazine pic

Lilla's version

 last is a hanging glass vase
Mine is small, I wrapped the neck with wire to make the hanger
added some vintage hat flowers and voila!
The bigger carafe has pretty flowers inside
Both bottles are French, had them forever!
my 2 glass bottles

several bottles from the magazine
I will check another magazine and see if I can copycat some more ideas
Tell me what you think please, I do love to hear from you all.
all my items are for sale.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

gift set Paris style

I created the gift card tags with fabric, old linens and lace
 The set is completed with a pretty pendant to wear for the Holidays

I had the old bronze frame so only needed to embellish it with a glazed image,
some bias silk ribbon and it is done
Can be worn as a brooch

See in my Etsy shop for sale