Good Morning Crafty Friends, Followers and Visitors
A quick post this morning as off to see one of my friends for lunch and a good catch up.
Last month I took part in a stick pin swap. I have 18 stick pins coming from USA and wanted something to keep them in as a keep sake.
I had this idea buzzing around in my head for a while and managed to make a start and actually finished it yesterday. Now I admit that I am not a seamstress, and this is my first attempt at something like this. I have really enjoyed making this and will be trying something else in the not too distant future.
Using cardboard that my new bedding was wrapped in I cut it down to 20 cm square, it had a spine which is what I wanted. I adhered wadding to both back and front. I then wrapped the material around and stitched in place. On the sides and inserted organza and satin ribbon before stitching the sides.
Over the top I attached the pale pink crochet piece which came from Ooh-la-la Vintage Treasures and sewed lace down the side. On the spine of the folder I attached lace and ribbon trim. Along the top and bottom I attached pearl trim.
On the front I added an appliqué piece and made a flower with doilies, lace and satin with an old pearl brooch to the centre.
I made 3 stick pins which pearls, gems and butterflies and the metal butterfly I have attached 2 diamante gems to the antenna.
On the back of the book I made another doily flower with doily, sequined flower and a pearl and bling old brooch. I also added 6 diamante pieces either side of the flower and an appliqué butterfly.
On the inside of the book I added pearl trim across the top. Down the centre I added ribbon and lace trim with a ribbon flowers on the top and bottom.
On one side I criss-crossed pink ribbon and added heart shaped buttons.
On the other side I added dusky pink pleated ribbon.
Thank you for stopping by Today
Crafty Hugs xxxxx