Thursday, September 29, 2011

Pooky Bear

My sweet cat was almost invisible sleeping on the couch,
so I had to take a few pictures.

He is fourteen years old and still young at heart.


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Silk Baby Gown and Bonnet

This dress I made a long time ago and was forgotten
in the back of the cupboard.

I love the sleeves on this dress, it reminds me 
to buy more than one packet of a lace if I really like...
Now, this lace is no where to be found .

Shhh... baby is sleeping.


Marie Antoinette Baby Basket

Inspired by Marie Antoinette's dresses and pretty cakes
I made this Moses Basket.
I watched the movie with a pen and paper in hand and took details
of all the colours and decorations they used.
I wanted to make a few baby beds in that style.
Here is the first one.

The bed looks like a raspberry and pistachio 
cream cake...

I will make a plain off-white blanket with  
a little bit of pink for choice.

At the end of the net I stitched a thin 
satin ribbon. 

I think the top of the bed came out perfect; matching the bed.
I put net under the material to make it puff out.

I hope you have a great week.

Today I will be joining in with White Wednesday
on Friday with Show and Tell Friday

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Sweet Four Poster Baby Bed

Today I finished the four poster crib and brought 
it to the shop that sells my work.

Sugar sweet bed, fit for a princess.

I used silk for the bumper and cotton for the 

Layers of cotton lace on the blanket.

I want to make a few Moses baskets that will 
resemble the dresses of Marie Antoinette. 
I love her dresses in the movie, with all the silk, lace, bows and flowers.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

Today I will join Cindy for Show and Tell Friday
and Courtney for  Feathered Nest Friday

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Baby Bed Bumper Set

Today I made baby bedding with a crib bumper
in neutral colours.
The blanket I made a while ago, so I found some matching materials
to complete the set.

The crib is not with me so I posed the set on the table
for some pictures.

The bed skirt will just peep from under the mattress.
The customer didn't want a long one.

The bumper will cover all four sides of the crib
and the little bolster will be tucked 
behind the baby to prevent the baby from rolling back.

This is a flat pillow with lace.
All this is cute for a little baby but I believe 
all loose items should be removed after the baby is 
about two months old.
Safety first.

See what I found yesterday in a 'market'...

All made by hand, so pretty, it has to be vintage.
Nobody has the patience anymore these days.. 

I'm so happy to have found this in perfect condition.

I hope you have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Chic than Shabby

Looking up the word 'Shabby' isn't a very nice definition.
So I chose Chic rather than Shabby...
I wonder why we like to refer to our style as 
Shabby Chic?

Two pouches for two ladies both expecting girls.

This is my favorite one, so girly and sweet.
I enjoy my work more if I have a free hand in choosing 
the materials and lace.
I'll be glad to finish the orders and make new designs
and be creative.


Today I will be joining in with Kathleen 
and on Friday with Cindy