Friday, 29 April 2011

What a wonder full day :)

Hi Every one :)
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
Hope you like :) ....I made a inner pillow for the home sweet home and made the cover in an envelope finish at the back ...... while I was at it I lined the boxes I got following 
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 enabled  persuaded her to try some silk threads and by a small piece of hand dyed fabric to do a biscornu or small project on :) she has a trip to her local (90 mins drive away!! ) LNS coming up soon sooooo hopefully she will indulge heheheheh...... There is a very small bit of stitching update but haven't taken the photos DOH !!! I have almost finished the back of my UFO Biscornu another hour on it and it will be done and ready to make up soooo watch this space heheh.... also done a wee bit more on the tea room too
  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



23 comments:

Milly~ said...

Holly & Berries turned out great!!! I love that type of finish. Nice colors on those fabrics you dyed too.

Deborah said...

Wonderful finishing! Love the fabrics that you dyed.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

It's hard for me to leave the pot alone while the fabric is 'stewing' but fun to see the results. Yours turned out great! Such variety. Pretty finishes, too.

Susieq said...

Dyeing fabric is so much fun, I've done some with coffee and tea. What herbs did you use? I would love trying to get a green color on fabric. Looking forward to see what you choose to stitch.

blueladie said...

All are beautiful, but I love the way your fabric turned out. Just lovely. :) Cathryn

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

What a busy day! Love the hand-dyed fabrics. I've tried tea-dying with herbal teas too.

Barbara said...

Everything is beautiful as usual and you have some wonderful neutrals there to stitch on. They turned out great!!!!
blessings

Denise said...

Oh my, your pillows are so pretty! And the cards - wow - you are talented!

And you have more courage than I to dye your own fabrics. I couldn't do it - I could barely dye some trim. lol

Susan said...

WOW! You had a very productive crafting day! Much braver then I with the dyeing, I think about it often, but never put thought into deed. And I heartily second your comment on Catherine's dress - absolutely perfect and so elegent.

"pappi puikoissa" said...

Beautiful pieces, again!

I'm a little bit worried about the exchange I made for you. My husband sent it over a week ago, but put it to economy class (he doesn't understand much about this things, I'm afraid -and didn't ask from me this time...) So I suppose it takes time to get you (and who knows how they treat it, when they transport it so long...) Hope the best...

Weddings were great, I watched them, too :)

Lesleyanne said...

Oh WOW your two pillows are gorgeous. Your fabric dyeing looks great too.

Val said...

Lovely work Mouse ....x

Maggie said...

Lovely finishes, an your fabric turned out great :-)

Ruth said...

Your fabric looks wonderful, I've not tried it yet and you've inspiried me. Love the finishes you did, I had the same run through of finishing the other day and its so satisfying to see them all done. Well done on attempting the box and I'm sure it will turn out terrific, just like all you things.
I'm working on a biscornu with silks at the minute and they are such a lovely thread to work with. Can't wait to see your finished biscornu.

mdgtjulie said...

Everything looks great Mouse. You're soooooo creative, and I'm so not creative, lol. Keep up the good work!!

Sally said...

Your finishes are lovely and I love the colours of the fabrics you dyed. The darker orangey one looks lovely. I really need to have another go at dying and see if I can get a colour like that!

You've lined your box beautifully. Where did you get your box from?

The cards are beautiful.

Carol said...

I can't get up my nerve to dye fabrics, but after seeing how beautifully yours turned out, I may have a try at it...How long did you leave them in their coffer/tea baths? Your box is so pretty, too--don't you love Lynn's tutorials?

Yes, the wedding was a dream--loved every moment of it :)

Nancy said...

The fabrics you dyed turned out great! The box is so pretty! Your finishes look lovely! Enjoy your tea!

Nancy in IL said...

I love tea-dying myself, and you did a wonderful job! The fabrics you used on your stitching pieces are perfect! Where on earth did you find the daisy fabric? It's beautiful! Nice work as always...

Niina said...

Way to go mouse! I'm literally drooling here :)

Pete's Pixie said...

Yaay love the dyeing - can't wait to have a go myself! And as for the pillows well I am doing some ladylike drooling up here in the north! Hugs, Ally xxx

TinaTx said...

Your fabric is wonderful and your finishes are awesome!!

vEr0n!c@ said...

The fabrics turned out beautifully! I'm guessing I'll be seeing more of those? ^.^

Gorgeous pillow finishing too. Love the fabrics you picked to go with the piece. Thanx for the link to the tutorials.