Thursday, 26 February 2015

Jessie Chorley Tea Towel.......

I really love Jessie Chorleys work, and when I saw she was selling tea towels I had to have a go at making a bag with one. I had to chop the towel up a bit to make it shorter and get all the special print bits in.   They are lovely quality so easy to sew you can buy them here

The Front using the tea towel and some french Linen and ticking and I embroidered the words.

The back I embroidered some and appliquéd  a Jessie clock cut out of her tea towel

I used some more tea towel for a pocket, and made the handles from some ticking.
I thought it would go a treat with my jeans this summer.

I reckon you could make a lovely bag with vintage unused tea towels too, but this one has the most lovely Print by Jessie so is extra nice.

Have fun making xx

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Imbolc, new Beginnings, new dreams, the start of something special............

I love this time of the year, today is Imbolc we are halfway between the Winter solstice and Spring equinox. It is a Fire festival for Bride, for the hearth and home, a time to let go of the past and to look to the future an awakening of life once more. 

                        To Our Lady of Springtime,
                        Bringer of all fruitfulness,
                        By the steady measure of the Timeless Dance;
                        By the Pulse of Light and Darkness.
                        By the Seed hidden under the ice,
                        By seed and root, by stem and bud;
                        By leaf and flower and fruit;
                        By life and love do I ask for your guidance,
                        your breath of newness.
                        That I might welcome back the light  into my life
                        and the life of all those that share my path.

The Winner of the bag is

                                                         Victoria Vollam
                                                     Congratulations xxxx

I had to deduct a couple of numbers as they had printed the replies twice so that is why I generated 1-49... Please  contact me Victoria so I can send off your lovely bag, and thank you so much to everyone else for entering xxx
Happy Imbolc
Lynn xx