Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Some (little) Finishes for June

Finally I can show you some things I've made this month. The above is a journal cover I made for my Mum. She loves this fabric and I've made her a few things in it. I still have a bit left over.... I will have to think of something else to make with it....
I have used a lace butterfly to decorate the front.
I've also been making these clever cross over fabric drink coasters.
They make great coasters...
...especially for wine glasses.
And lastly I wanted to make a little purse, about envelope size, to put some precious letters into.
This is what I came up with. I love the lace and the old button. This lead to more, slightly larger purses. I will be able to use them for gift giving....

I've used gorgeous floral fabrics, tea-dyed lace, old doilies and antique buttons.
Lots of fun to make for me.....
and Squeaky got into the fun of playing with the buttons as well!!!!
Hope you're having a great week!

24 comments:

shez said...

Teresa well done these are so pretty

Narelle said...

Teresa, The journal and those purses are just beautiful. I love the butterfly on the journal cover did you colour the edges of the butterfly or buy it like that. Just beautiful.
Hugs
Narelle

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Lovely finishes Teresa....your purses are very pretty....and the coasters are great for gifts & handy in the home!
Cheers....Jane.

retdairyqueen said...

Love the purses and the journal cover
I would be so pleased if my daughter gave me something like that

Merilyn said...

What gorgeous projects Teresa!!! I love all of them! The wine glass coasters is such a novel idea. I'm sure your Mum will treasure the journal cover as well, you did a beautiful job!
And I love the little purses with the old lace!!! I think little purses and pouches are my favourite things, they can hold all sorts of treasures and are always a useful gift!!!! They are truly magnificant!!!!

marina said...

the purses are just beautiful and your mum's journal is lovely too.
Good on Squeaky for getting into the act too. He is a lovely purse model.
he he.

Mistea said...

Love the pretty purses.
Such elegant gifts they will make.

Melody said...

Heaps of fabulous sewing here. Everything is gorgeous especially the magnificent journal cover. You are SO clever.

Bev C said...

Hello Teresa,

Just love the little purses. You have made lots of sweet little items this month.
happy days.
Bev.xoxo

*karendianne. said...

Wow! Beautiful. Your talent amazes me.

Sheila said...

All very beautiful!

Chrissie said...

Love your finishes, beautiful butterfly fabric and such gorgous purses, thank you for sharing

Jenny said...

Beautiful work as always Teresa! I love the butterfly and the coasters - I want to make some of those for my sisters so much check online for a little pattern!
Hope yoour weeks is great!
Hugs!
Jen xo

Cattinka said...

The lacey purses really look nice, and if you have some love letters it is the perfect place to keep them.
KATRIN W.

De said...

You have been busy - love the purses - what a great idea!

Jan said...

these are adorable, Teresa! You always make such lovely things. xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

Beautiful purses...love them all. I am sure your Mum will be thrilled with her Journal. Well done.

Fiona said...

Those purses are just gogeous clever girl :)

Hugs - Fee XX

Tess said...

I'm so lucky to receive 2 of your lovely and most useful coasters, thankyou Treez...I have already put them to good use. Your little purses are just beautiful.
With Hugz Treez

73mw said...

They are gorgeous Teresa, the journal cover is stunning and I love the coasters... so unusual and handy!

I want to make something for keeping my special letters in too.

rozhearts said...

I have not caught up on your blog for a few weeks and am blown away by what you have been doing. Glad that your son has settled in well with his new job what an experience for him and I know you will miss him terribly but hey you could go for a visit and see the snowfields.
I love all the stitching you have been doing. The journal for your Mum is just exquisite she will surely love it. All your little wallets are gorgeous I love all these vintage looking fabrics and trims.Well done.
(((HUGS))) Roz.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow..Teresa your finishes are all just so beautiful, love the purses...

rosie said...

Theresa, you are amazing with what you have got done.. I love those olde worlde purses, beautiful...

Susan said...

Wow!! you have been busy!! Just love those little puses - such a lovely idea - and great for gifts as well. & thansk for the recipes - esp the rice pudding - jsut love it!!