Sunday, February 26, 2017

I think it works with the sofa

 Several years ago I made a dark blue wing chair with a William Morris print on it. The fabric came from a 100% silk men's tie made by the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The quality of the silk and the printing the Met does is fantastic! Plus, I thought the scale was just right.

Other than the solid gold silk sofa I made, I never thought I would find another complimentary print to go with the dark blue chair. The fabric shops in my city are a total disaster!!!

Recently, I found another silk tie on eBay that I thought would work. No wonder, when it arrived I realized it was the same print in a different color. I thought it might be OK if I placed the print a bit differently on the chair. I did that except it seems for the seat back. (which I noticed after it was too late!) 

I think they will work in the same room using a solid gold silk sofa I made. I think the William Morris Brer Rabbit cushion I stitched works great on it too.

Click on the one below for a better view. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day! Charmed I'm Sure.

Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

Just a quick post to show you I finished my assemblage necklace. Below is a list of the things I put on it.

The Top Row....has a little gold lock I have had all my life. French enamel pansies. A 1920's brass hobnail boot, a vintage piece of petit point, my Barbie clock, a natural crystal in the shape of a cross from Kentucky, a brass owl. The Second Row... has a sterling silver teapot (that opens), a French Souvenir locket with photos of Paris, a frog prince, a French hotel number brass key fob, a sterling silver doll purse (that opens), a brass hour glass, French brass dolls frame, a enamel butterfly attached to a brass whistle, a French porcelain house number, collection of Victorian wescot buttons, A French dance card with Joan of Arc & a tiny pencil, a school student honor metal. At The Bottom... attached to the doll frame... is a 120 year old French guilloche enamel 1.5 inch ladies compact.

It sure is turned out to be a conversation piece, the few times I have worn it people stop me to ask about it.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Pillow Top Ottoman...Salvaged Petit Point

Please click on the photos.

I am still finding some wonderful antique petit point compacts. I like those rather then purses because the designs are scaled for a small area. While I don't mind salvaging the petit point from the compacts, I dislike having to size them down. I know all to well how much time was spent stitching all those rows.

I had to really think about what to do with this piece. It was too big for a pillow/cushion. The colors looked great with the chairs and the carpet. That is not something easy to find.

I could have made a very small stool, folding the piece over the sides so it would be completely covered in petit point. That would have caused me to lose the over all design. So I decided on a sort of pillow top ottoman. It  can serve as a place to put your feet up, a make shift coffee table or extra seating in a room. The top is filled with 1mm micro beads.

I chose straight legs for contrast with the cabriole legs of the chairs. I still have to make some cording for the raw edges

Just like a cat! They have to inspect anything new you bring in the house.

Lots of new miniatures. I just haven't had time to photograph them. 

I am starting to wonder if anyone is out there anymore. 98 % of the bloggers I follow have vanished! The SIMP show in Paris now has vanished too. ;-(