Friday, September 28, 2012

Fabric Flower Friday #2

Before I show you what I made for this week I thought I would show you what I have done with some of the flowers I made for last week's blog post. If you didn't see that post lick on this link.

These show a couple of felted wool pocketbooks I bought a while back from  Joggles.  They are a fun craft site where they have supplies, books, classes and more.  I don't think they still have these bags but if you ask they might know where to find them.

I took the first picture on the back porch.  It is so much brighter using outside light.
 The color is actually somewhere between the two.
 And the color on the second bag didn't change much... strange........
I put these flowers on with pins so they can be removed for other uses.

The flowers I have chosen to show you today are ones I will probably make as broaches to wear on a dress or shirt.  I found the pattern at this site so won't repeat it here.  You can go there to get the pattern and directions.

 Here are the two flowers I made.  I found the fabrics at my local quilt shop and they seemed appropriate for the flowers I wanted to make. The centers are vintage buttons I got while I was visiting in Maine this summer.
 This flower was made from some special fabric that was filled with french wording and designs.  It also has the word journal on the fabric though not on the part of the flower.  I will probably use that on a journal cover one of these days.
 This black and white design, while not lettering gives you the same idea I  think and I thought the red button gave it a bit of a pop.  I can wear it with my black and white checked blouse I think.

Remember to come back on Tuesday for TEACUP TUESDAY and next Friday for another installment of fabric flowers.  See what I have created this time.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall begins on Tea CupTuesday

       Fall has always been my favorite season because of the colors and the temperatures.  Even when I lived in Maine, and it meant winter wasn't far away, I loved it.  There is just something so invigorating about the cooler temperatures and the beautiful colors.  The fall colors in Maine will always be a very fond memory.  We don't see them so bright here in Pennsylvania, mostly, I suppose because we don't have sugar maples.  But there are still some really nice color and it has started.

     This morning we heard a knocking sound way up in one of out trees and finally found the source, it was a    Pileated Woodpecker. I have seen him a few times before but they are rather shy. And he was WAY up in the trees.  I did get a picture, not as good as I would have liked but I did get one. 
 Here is a link for you to check out that will show it a lot better.  ( The Pileated Woodpecker.....)
 They are huge!  I imagine they were the inspiration for Woody Woodpecker because they have the big red comblike hair do... not like the woodpeckers you see more often.
     So that got my day started off well.....................

For my tea cup tuesday offering I went into my shop to see what I could find that would look like the seaason.   I found this one from out in my shop.  And I decided it might look good with the Ironstone Casserole I found there too. 

 The cup and saucer were made by Bell China.  From what I can learn, Bell China was part of, or an 
offshoot of   Shore & Coggins Limited.   

This mark was used from 1936 until 1966.

The little brown Ironstone casserole which includes a spoon  that I have pictured is made by T R. Boote

Brown and white transferware ironstone
is marked Tournay, T & R Boote
and is marked with a registry number, 33645
which dates it about 1885.


After you visit my post today be sure to check out  these other tea posts.

  ALSO: Rose Chintz Cottage

AND, check back on Friday.  I will be doing the second in a  "series of posts" about making fabric flowers.