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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sew & Sew

Hi and welcome to our latest challenge at Fashionable Stamping - which is Sew&Sew, so anything sewing themed.  We are again sponsored by Leo of Flonzcraft who are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.
I have made a wall hanging and since last May, when I made a tag - one of the few I did for the 2012 Tags, I have been wanting to do something similar, but more girly, as I loved using the old pattern tissue paper, as it gives a great effect.  I have used the same stamps, with the addition of Crafty Individuals CI-328 stamps used on the top border. I used rolled ribbon roses that have been in my stash forever and some antique lace. The bookplate die cuts were an Ebay purchase, which I thought looked a bit 'limp' so I brushed it with Treasure Gold and framed the pattern no, torn from the sheet.  Of course, to make it more 'girly' she had to have a lace skirt and pearls!
I hope you will join us for this challenge and if you need any inspiration, or even if you don't - my fabulous teamies have some wonderful Catwalk creations to show, so please pop over here to take a look.

I am entering this at:
  Crafty Individuals - Open challenge
  Its All about the Vintage - Summer Flowers (Roses)
  Crafty Creations - Shabby/Chic
  Live & Love Crafts - Warm/Cool colours

Thats it for now, enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday weekend.

Avril xx


Lisa Jane said...

oh this is fabulous - reminds me of my youth , i used to make all my own clothes and spent hours thumbing through the Simplicity pattern books ..
Lisa x

Joan said...

This is lovely Avril, love the lacy skirt and how you have framed the name of th pattern

Sue C said...

Fabulous wall hanging Avril ! Love how you've used the pattern and framed the word Simplicity ! This takes me back to looking through patterns with my Mum ! Sue C x

Anonymous said...

This is just so gorgeous.
Adore all the details especially the vintage lace!

Judith said...

Greeting from Florida Avril! - I love this design - your vintage themed cards are just gorgeous hugs Judith x

Esther said...

Hi Avril - a beautiful card, pretty lace skirt and those roses are perfect..Esther xx

Brenda Brown said...

This is such a delightful card Avril, I love everything about it.
hugs {brenda}x0x

Jean Hardy said...

Pretty project indeed! I too love vintage pattern tissue - very shabby chic. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge for August. Jean x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril. I love how you have made this look so girly! Totally gorgeous. There are so many interesting elements to have a look at too.
Dot x

brenda said...

Stunning creation Avril, Vintage yet girly and great use of the dress form.

B x

Christine L said...

HI Avril..

What a fabbie retro card... your design is perfect and finished off with the tailor's dummy... love it!

And I think I have some Simplicity patterns somewhere still in the loft... and Style and Vogue too! Maybe I ought to throw them now since I've not made anything to wear for about 20 years!

Christine x

Janette said...

Hi Avril, Oh this is gorgeous, really pretty, lots of work but worth it...
Hope your enjoying the long week-end, at least the weather is not so bad at all..lol...xx

Annie said...

Love this make Avril :-) there's so many wonderful details and the lace is stunning.

Gorgeous work

Annie x

Viola E. said...

Wonderful creation!

Sandra's Spot said...

That is wonderful reminds of the old patterns my Mother used to have. I just love the little curled flowers and bits of lace. Sandra X

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous, LOVE the way you've used the lace to make a skirt!

Fliss said...

A gorgeous vintage creation Avril and I love the dress form's pretty skirt.

butterfly said...

What a delight, Avril - the delicate blue gauzy dress is so pretty on the dressform, and the lace and roses complement the stamping beautifully.
Alison x

Claire said...

Hi Avril, wow this is a fab make! Gorgeous details and the little lacy skirt looks amazing
Claire xx

Sabine said...

A very beautiful shabby card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week,

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's really an amazing card - it looks wonderful.

Pia S said...

This is so beautifully feminine! Love the vintage look of your papers and elements - and what a fabulous dress you've made for the dressmaker! Gorgeous!

Terry said...

Dressed for success! Wow, this is gorgeous! Love the lacy trims and that dolled up dress form is adorable! Hugs!

Shirley Chillman said...

Chasing my tail as usual Avril but couldn't miss the chance of saying thank you and how adorable is this make.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Sandy said...

This is one of those makes you look at and say wow! Delightful wall hanging and I love that pretty dress and I do think every dress form should wear pearls. This puts a big smile on my face - I hope you have it hanging in a special place!!