The third piece, white on white. Not yet finished, this one is about a third complete but was damp stretched last night to give me a sense of the overall embellishment. I must first point out though that the white lace at the top of the work is not my creation. That is lace I bought from Liberty. The ruched silk with french knots however is mine, applied to ''quiten'' down the lace and to add something of me to that section. After all, I can't claim to be an aspiring designer if all I do is sew bits of other peoples cloth together can I?
I have attached the lace to a piece of vintage cotton with buttonhole stitch, three rows, to create a delicate lacy edge. I have done the same to attach the vintage cotton to another piece of ''found'' cloth. The small circular embellishments are all my own work. I don't have a name for them, they will now become ''thingys''. Lovely little ''thingys'' they are too, in real life a little like tiny cups...I am going to have to be extra careful with this one...don't want to squash them!
In other news...I haven't done any sorting out or organising yet...I am waiting for the kids to go back to school. O.K. I know I don't have any kids in that sense but still, they are noisy outside whilst they are playing and it's distracting....that's my excuse anyway. A major breakthrough was made in the London pictures saga...I found my disc!! You know.... I live in the smallest house you have ever seen...why then can I never find anything??? Anyway, find it I did and those pictures are now here so go have a look. There is a treat for you with pictures of one particular shop that will make you drool...promise. The magazine I hear you cry......I HAVEN'T GOT IT YET!!!! My postman will be taking out a restraining order against me any time now...stalked he is poor man.