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It’s a rainy day this King’s Birthday in New Zealand. Which means if I sew all day I don’t feel guilty about not being in the garden.

Using a pre-loved place mat as a base I built this simple design using preloved dollies and lace found at options.

I hope this is inspiring to you.

Very simple to make, and I use stitches on my sewing machine and silky cottons with a light sheen.

Etzyshop

You know how much I love free motion sewing, and coupled with my love for coastal living, this little scene was easy to create in my mind. The great thing about this kind of art is that you are transported to the coast as you sew. It couldn’t be nicer on this cold wet summer’s day.

I had a friend come over to learn how to do freemotion sewing, and so while she was making her one I started making this one.

I made it on Friday and Saturday and sold it to another friend on Sunday so I was really chuffed.

It’s a mixture of vintage doilies, and newer fabrics. I love how with this kind of art you can just mix and match and make up abstract art and it all works no matter what you do 🤍

Below is the newer fabric I used for the houses…

My sewing room…

I love creating ’fussy cutting’ and creating ephemera folders for junk journalling, etc. In fact I’ve said it before, but I think my real hobby is getting organised for my hobbies!

Below is my latest creation made from a small photograph album. I cut velum strips and glued them on with double-sided cellotape.

A strip of washi tape down the side helped create the inspiration for each page colour.

For a more detailed look through the folder head to my video …Ephemera Folder Fun You Tube

To purchase the printable for the cover pages head to my etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/CREATEmeDESIGNS

So many pretty vintage doilies and so much time over the holidays … and rain, lots of rain, make for a creative brain.

The making of…

This is a take on free motion sewing but using embroidery stitching and beautiful lace and embroidered doilies bought at second hand shops.

One off unique design.
Ready for framing or make it to something of your choice like a cushion or journal cover.
34cm x 24.5cm

It’s the holidays and so perfect conditions for sewing…

The bright colours of the doily sitting on my sewing desk kept attracting me so I just had to make something out of it …

It’s so nice to repurpose the old embroideries.

🤍

There’s a few more sitting there too 🧵 🪡

My friend made a whole lot of origami dresses and put them on a notebook for the female attendees of a special retreat. She sent me a photograph of the little dresses which were so cute. So, I thought, as a thank you for all her beautiful work at the retreat, I would make her some Happy Mail as a thank you. So this is what I created…

Front Cover
Inside
All the little things inside!

Close ups of some of the things inside….

I am thinking of making the printable available on m Etsy shop, so check it out if you’re interested! 🌸 x

Recently I created my first pretty printables for journalling and card making. So I thought I would try one and see what I was inspired to make…

This picture “Act 1. The Introduction” I cut out of a magazine a long time ago … just the perfect setting to use it!