R is a lovely letter!
Rosy red ramblings make me so happy ... so my post today is full of roses and lovely things that are red ... perfect for the month of July
Starting with a mosaic I made full of gorgeous inspiring reds
1. ~peek~ 2. Barn stationery 3. Slow cloth detail 4. On the bias ATC 5. Red background errors 6. Badcock T- blue wren 1 7. Spring's heart 8. Coral garden sketch book 9. Seeds 1998 10. A heart's affection 11. Coral garden sketch book 12. Growth series: Creep (red) 13. Monoprinting - red paint 14. Silly girl 15. Things to do with leftover scraps 16. Kimmeridge no entry 17. The red stuff 18. Starting with the back 19. Tie dye explosion 20. Doublet 21. Knitting 22. Untitled 23. Hide 24. Who knew what when? 25. Vintage girl tag
Thank you to my flickr friends and faves for their amazing REDS
Berries are one of my most favourite red things. I made a tag using a vintage photo of a little girl with a basket of red berries
I sewed some Christmas berries to the tag and added a vintage sewing machine bobbin with red thread (which I found in the loft of my old cottage). The thread is too old to use but it makes a nice embellishment
R is for rubies - my inchy for the alphabet challenge on Inchybyinch
R is for red letter day and red stamps
Things I love Thursday - romance, love notes in a keepsake box, antique papers/envelopes, vintage letters, beautiful handwriting, black ink and red postage stamps from faraway places I may never get to visit
1. Original envelope from outlaw Frank James' widow - 1915 2. Love letters 3. Vintage envelope 4. Postage stamps 5. Postcard for Alice - #11 - Red Ink! 6. Untitled 7. Stamps 8. South African stamp 9. Untitled - for the flickr group TILT
Red letter day
I really love making tags. For this one I used some undyed silk paper, some vintage text about collecting postage stamps, an English stamp that is a particularly lovely shade of red and the words "a red letter day"
Time is flying so fast, I can't believe we are into another beautiful month!
In my calendar for July I used a vintage photo of my Mum and Dad with red heart shaped rose petals from my garden and some text about love
Rose petals I picked this week
Roses in my gathering box - as well as limpet shells, a mussel shell, a pebble, a lead bullet I found last year, a fossil from the beach and some oak apples
During the week I had fun making a whimsical stitched collage
It wasn't easy to photograph but there are lots of layers - a calico base with vintage beige lace that features roses. I added some linen and scrim
The leaves are free machine stitched ... you can see on the back here
The flowers are cut from a strip of lace Julie gave me last year and I used various vintage buttons on top. The "love stitching red" stitched strip was made for me by Cathie
Love Stitching Red
I decorated with printed tape machine stitched down and some hand stitching with red beads and finally added a dried seed head that I dyed red
The red ribbon flowers with buttons gave me a whim to make some rose corsages using silk petals, crochet lace and old buttons
I had a "Crow Day" with Jo yesterday. We both worked on hand stitched projects, had a good natter and put the world to rights. I took along my red slow cloth I've been working on from time to time. It hasn't seen a lot of action for a while!
I cut 22 squares (each roughly 4 cm square). The photo shows the squares positioned. I have since sewn them to the cloth and shall decorate some of the squares with more embroidery, before adding the next layer
I found it very hard to photograph the red which in real life is very rich and vibrant with shiny gold metallic. I think my photo looks a little flat
It's an ongoing project I come back to every now and again, inspired by trips to Thailand and Mexico and stitched during my trip to Egypt earlier in the year. Some of the gold embroidered fabrics I brought back from Egypt
Jo spoilt me with more birthday pressies including this wonderful rustic bird she made for me. Meet Rosy Bird
Rosy Bird is made from hessian and red/pink rose fabric with secrets in the pockets (I'm whispering ... there were little heart shaped buttons hidden in Rosy's wings). I'm a lucky girlie. Thank you Jo ♥
Wishing you all a very happy and sunny weekend and thank you for reading my rosy red ramblings