La Poupee Modele (Published in Sew Somerset)

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Quite recently I shared with you my Stitch In Time sewing tote, an article published in Sew Somerset.  Within that same issue, in the gallery section, is a fabric wall hanging featuring, once again, Oxford Impressions stamps but this time from the China Doll stamp plate (available in the U.K from That’s Crafty and directly from Oxford Impressions).DIGITAL CAMERAPretty details such as a vintage button and a mix of vintage and new lace  trim this hanging.
I actually padded it with batting to give it a squishy fee, I wanted the overall piece to have a tactile quality to it.
The focal image, a photo real stamp, was stamped onto Lesley Riley’s TAP (you can purchase this from That’s Crafty and also Crafty Individuals). DIGITAL CAMERAThe adorable little dress, repeatedly stamped, creates my background fabric.  The dress was also stamped onto a piece of scrap cotton and layered onto a tiny vintage doily.
Looking at this afresh I wish I had stitched tiny pearl beads to mimic pearly buttons on the dress …. oh well, too late now!DIGITAL CAMERAThe text stamp was used as a band at the top of the panel. DIGITAL CAMERAI always appreciate your visits to my Blog and the lovely comments you leave for me to read.
Wishes
Lynne

A Stitch In Time (Published – Sew Somerset)

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This scheduled post is certainly winding the clock back.  It was in the Autumn of last year when Sew Somerset contacted me asking if I would write an article around the tote I had submitted.   You can imagine how thrilled I was!
I cannot thank Sew Somerset enough for the pretty manner they photographed the tote.  I am never sure of the copyright issues surrounding sharing photographs and text from publications so the photograph I am sharing is one I took prior to submitting (regulars to my Blog know that I never request that submissions be returned to me).
For me, it is always the cherry on the cake when published work features a stamp company I design for, in this instance all the stamps in the article featured in the Winter 2014 issue are Oxford Impressions stamps:-
Dressforms & Corsetry
Sewing Notions.
DIGITAL CAMERAThe notion behind the intention for this tote was explained in my actual article.
Many thanks for your visits. I always appreciate the time you take to visit but all the more so when I am unable to visit your own Blog posts.
Wishes
Lynne

She Walks In Beauty (Published)

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A quick post to kick-start this brand new week and as I do from time to time, this is a post that actually belongs from the summertime, as far back as May 1st when Sew Somerset (Summer) was published.   Recently I shared with you this POST, well imagine the double thrill of seeing another fabric wall hanging in the same publication.DIGITAL CAMERAI am sorry that I am unable to give you the source of that beautiful image which I transferred onto cotton fabric, surrounding her with lace.
Stamping is to a bare minimum on this wall hanging and stamping isn’t a requirement of submitting to Sew Somerset but you know me, I cannot help myself! Anyway, this Oxford Impressions’ stamp somehow suited the image.DIGITAL CAMERAThank You for your visits last week, especially as I was very hit and miss with my visits to Blogs and still have much catching-up to do.
Also a lovely big thank you if any of you did take the huge trouble of visiting Gecko Galz to vote for my National Cardmaking Day card. I fully know that I will not win but I have to say it is lovely just the thought that one of you took the time to place your vote.
Thank You also for your wishes for my health and technical issues.
Wishes
Lynne

A Love To Cherish (Published!)

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This scheduled post is where once again I re-wind,  re-winding as far back as May when I was thrilled to receive a complimentary issue of Sew Somerset and to discover two fabric wall hangings were published.
In this post I am sharing the wall hanging comprising Crafty Individuals products such as the Elements set CI-342
DIGITAL CAMERAThis wall hanging was driven by the need to use the beautiful Crafty Individuals Elements stamp set which I had received from them but beyond that the hanging was something which I wanted to represent the love between a mother and child.
The decorative stamp I stamped onto stained fabric and this was the base onto which I then layered a shabby style corrugated heart.
I cannot begin to express the feelings that overcome me on seeing any of my submissions being published and I hope you don’t mind that I share my joy here with you.
Many Thanks for your visits and all your lovely comments which mean so much to me.
Wishes
Lynne