Thursday, 26 August 2010

Pictures to inspire.

I have been busy finishing the Quilt for Grace, it's been such a pleasure to work on. The fabric is so pretty and has such lovely soft colours. The flowers and butterflies are some silk pieces that I had in my stash just waiting for this fabric, the colours blend so well. I used free machine embroidery as quilting then finished with some hand embroidery. The quilt has a label on the back giving all her birth details.

I wanted to have a nice way of presenting this quilt so I made a 'carrier bag' in matching fabric then copied a image that was a present from a fellow blogger. I stamped the babies name , painted it with acrylic wax then stitched it on to the bag and gave it a 'Welcome' tag.
Finally I made a little birth keepsake just right for a little girl named Grace Alice.

After all that work I had a day off yesterday and went out for a walk around Ashburton, a small village on the edge of Dartmoor. It never fails to please. I spent a while browsing around the antique and vintage shops and had a delicious lunch. These old photos were a must have, those three little boys dressed as girls and a pretty little girl too.
My next find were these initial post cards, I bought a letter 'A' for myself and a 'F' for my lovely grandaughter. I can see something special being made with these.
Finally,
I opened my piano stool the other day and saw another of my Grandads pencil drawings, I must do something with this beautiful lady, she should not be hidden away in the dark.


Have a great day,
xox Angela.

6 comments:

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Angela, your gifts are so beautiful. Every little detail perfectly seen to!

Are you going to start a new blog? Or still in the testing stages at ths point?

Hope your car is all fixed up now. Best wishes for your Thursday, Tammy :)

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Hello Angela, The gifts you recived are beautiful indeed. And your granddad drew a great picture. It is done so well. Have a great weekend....Julian

soggibottom said...

Beautiful inspired posting Angela.
x x x

TinyBear said...

Hi Angela
Thank you so much for visiting and signing up on my giveaway.
You have such a beautiful blog. Love the keepcake you made for that little girl.
~ Tina

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Angela

What a charming blog - lots of beautiful posts to read.

Thank you for joining my blog - do please come and visit again!
I've become one of your followers too!
Here's to a wonderful new blogland friendship!
Take care

Becky said...

Such pretty things.The picture your grandfather did is just so beautiful.I think you should do something with her.Along with the pretty pinks and lace.I cant wait to see what you do!