coooo what a wonderful wedding day for William and Kate or Catherine as she will be know now as ...the dress was simply gorgeous and it was absolutely fantastic service and day all round :)
I was busy after watching the service dyeing .... I decided the other day after reading so many peeps going on about it that I would have a go .. so off I went to get some fabbie to have a go with ... and the results are quite astounding to say the least ..lol
I first made up a coffee brew , then a strong tea brew and finally a herbal brew which was a guess which tea bags I used ..lol I had opened up loads and popped them in a tin so it was pot luck what I got out heheh
soooo here are the results of the said brews .....from left to right ... original fabric colours , coffee dyed , tea dyed and then the herbal dye :) sooo I can't wait to stitch something on them .....:)
while I was in a playing mood ..lol I got out the sewing machine and started to finish some of the finishes ..... I had quite a bit of fun going through my stash of sewing fabric trying to match up and see what worked best for each piece .... hopefully more will be done tomorrow but here is the two I did today .......
|Holly's n berries|
|home sweet home|
Lynn B's wonderful instructions :) and even glued the stitching into the top of the box after giving myself a stern talking to saying if I messed it up I can always restitch it ..lol haven't put the braid around just yet as still got to decide how to finish that bit up :)
|large box lined in gold dupion silk|
|middle box in bronze silk|
so here these are .. I did put a tiny creamy gold cord inside the bottom of the larger box and it doesn't look too bad .... unfortunately I got a bit of glue on the bronze fabric and tried to clean off and ended up with a water mark .... mmmm this will be rectified somehow ..lol ....
I have also made some cards and promised Parsley I would show them soo here they are too ..lol ...
also talking of Parsley I think I have
and talking of tea if you have got this far wooo hooo .. I am going to put the kettle on ... what do you all want ????
Take care till next time and happy stitiching
love mouse xxxx