Ring Around My Rosies

I love roses, I always  wanted a red rose ring,  but never came across one, when I  got into ring making that was the first thing that came to mind. These are the a few that I wear most often, and they are incredibly comfortable. These rings have become very popular with my loved ones,  and I finally have my red rose ring I always wanted.

Deer Skull Cameo Necklace

I made this 38″ custom cameo necklace for a family member to go with her lovely tattoo. It’s mixed metals, brass and bronze, tigers eye, glass pearls and the crystals are all Swarovski Elements. I added a a brass leaf at the closer as a final touch.

Baby Blue with White Dot Apron

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I am such a sucker for dots,I find them so sweet and simple. I made this baby blue with white dot apron, it, like all my aprons are fully lined. Its hard to tell but the fully lined attached half apron is white paisley.  I added 2 layers of lace baby blue and white.

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Cream Rose on Grey Apron

 

 

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I am a huge fan of they color grey, I think its entirely under appreciated, I found this cream rose  on grey fabric, I really loved it but was afraid it was too old-timey, I paired it with this grey geometric pattern and i think it complemented it a lot.

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I added this white lace, I think the lace pattern ties the pattern from the two fabrics together.

First Commision, Apple and Rooster Apron

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I finally finished my first commissioned apron. This is a fully reversible, 6 aprons in 1, and  triple thick ,this is a heavy duty apron.

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She really wanted an apple and rooster apron, after searching 6 fabric stores for the right apple I came across this gem.

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I never really wanted an apple fabric until now.  I am actually thinking of making my self a dress with it. The pockets are  copper metallic dot, and the black has tiny black apple blossoms that don’t really show on here. This was a lot of firsts for me, first making ruffles for a project, first collars ( free formed them I don’t even own a pattern with a collar) and first triple lined, all my others are dual layers. Took my 5 days in total.

Red Rose/Black Floral Purse

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red-rose/black floral purse unfinished

I started making myself this small purse, and while its unfinished, I wanted to share this with you. I have been considering making a pearl beaded handle, but have yet to commit to it. The red roses are actually two pockets and edged in this beautiful antique cream lace that I have been  referring to as buttermilk. I received the lace as a gift and  was found in a small shop in  Wisconsin along with 10 yards of forest green lace that you will be seeing a lot of soon.  The lining is a tiny white dot on a red background. I did a top stitching in an apple green thread. My favorite is the little red rose decorative button, its the cherry on top.

This bag is very similar to the first project I ever tried to sew on a machine, I completely butchered  it;  I wanted to quit but my husband encouraged me to finish no matter what it looked like, so I could see how far I  had come once I was better at sewing. I cried during  most of it with him at my side. He was so right when I came across that first bag recently I was amazed. that’s when I decided to make a new one, I altered it greatly cause the other was too small, and pockets that were mostly decorative. I’m very happy with this new one.

I highly suggest if you have had a project that almost defeated you ( or did )  to take it out, and look at how far your skills have come, and possibly try it again, at the very worst you can learn from it

Daisy on Aqua Apron

DSCN0205My Mothers favorite flowers are daisies, so I made this apron for her thinking she would pick it for her birthday out of all the ones I had made. To my surprise she picked a Cheshire cat inspired apron that I had made on a whim, ( no photos of, at least yet). She really liked this one but the bright fuchsia and purple of the other made her happy. This was my first time working with cream  Cluny Lace, I was nervous but learned how to deal with it. I really recommend this type of lace now it feels nice and soft on a finished project.

DSCN0207 I loved the little pink flowers on the pocket, and I think goes well with the yellow straps that feature tiny little pink flower buds.

Silk Poppy ,Hops and Feather Cascade Wedding Bouquet

I was recently married to the man of my dreams. I made the crazy decision to try to make everything, I mostly succeeded.  I made myself this bouquet after not finding anything vintage enough to go with my 1920-30s look. I never intended on the hops being part of it but  I couldn’t find any foliage I liked better so here it is; dusky purple Poppies, green and white hops, green ranunculus,  cream and green  love lies bleeding and cream feathers.  I covered the holder in a soft moss before adding the flowers so it looks fuller. I really loved how it turned out . My husband ( who is a big H.P Lovecraft fan) told me it looked Cthulhu-ey. while I no longer have my bouquet, I sent it up to be with my ailing aunt who couldn’t make it, it made me so happy, in fact i was informed by my husband that when I stepped out, he heard a gasp followed by “Oh my God look at the bouquet.”

Metallic Paisley apron with neon green lace

DSCN0208I originally bought this fabric for a quilt, but as soon as I had found the bright green lace,  I knew this apron was meant to be. it doesn’t show real well in photos but there is silver metallic  highlighting the pattern on every piece of fabric used.

DSCN0211Here you can see a little more detail. and like all my apron I have added a comfy elastic waistband , and is fully lined. (I’m amazed at how many $50.00 aprons I have found on line to be just one layer of fabric thick, with that said, I hope to sell this at an upcoming apron party for $29.00)

 

My Pirate map apron

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I apologize how long it has taken me to get back to here. I have been incredibly busy; and have many thing to share. starting with my Pirate map apron with a  black and white harlequin fabric. i absolutely love pirate everything so i was thrilled when i found this fabric at hancocks,

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its fully lined and has an elastic waistband. I am proud to say that this is my first sold apron, it is to be a Christmas present for a pirate fan so i am very proud to share this one with you

 P.S I love how one of the island on the map is called doubloon lagoon  so catchy.