Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vintage Mohair Coat & Stoles

I was lucky to find this lovely old coat at an Op Shop for only $2.  It's a mixture of mohair & cotton so I'm thinking I'll be able to make some lovely bears out of it.  The stoles aren't real fur but should also make up some cute bears or the tops of some chenille Xmas Stockings!

I also found a cute li'l brown suitcase but I'm hiding it for now.  Will show my stash of them at a later date!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Vintage Style Cards...

These are the sweet cards I made today at our local scrapbooking shop.  I needed a bit of inspiration to get back into cardmaking so hopefully this will get me going again!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Old Style Bear Dress from Vintage & Antique Laces

I just thought I would show you the sweet little bear dress I have just finished!  I've patchworked the front with lots of divine old laces, some from old wedding dresses & even some old curtaining fabric.  I even made a rosette using old lace, tulle & organza with a bit of bling in the centre. 

Just need to find the right bear for it now!

I hope you're all having a lovely week!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Furry Friend

No it's not a bear this time but my rather large cat.
In the top photo had he just caught a mouse and had it hanging out of his mouth!  In the other photo he made a bed for himself in my sewing room amongst my chenille bedspreads.  He's some sort of seal point and has rusty stripes and ears when it's cold weather.
He weighs over 6 kilos and is really tall.   He really does look like a lion at times (especially when he snarls), other times he's just a wuss puss!