The Sewing Room

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Time for my weekly DT post over at That’s Crafty where I had some fun with Character Constructions stamps on a That’s Crafty doorhanger.onelynneSupplies, instructions, etc, can be viewed HERE.
Have a lovely day.

The Corset of Her Dreams

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Not so long ago I shared with you two cards featuring Darkroom Door’s Corsetry set.  At that time I used grey, black and white with a touch of cream however I was keen to stamp up the set again, using some of the other stamps in the set and also working with my favoured brown tones.canvas
A corset was definitely going to be the feature stamp on the canvas but I wanted to use the wonderful advertisement stamp in the set.  Of course, working on quite a small canvas I knew that the majority of the background would eventually be covered up however I ploughed ahead, staining the canvas and stamping the advertisement repeatedly to give me this as a base.canvasbaseI tend not to forward plan too much but I had to this time because I wanted to ensure that the woman would be visible once I had completed the canvas with the stamped art, embellishments, etc.5 May 002The other piece of forward planning was with the corset. The corset, once stamped, actually faces to the right, however with the placement of the woman (above) I wanted my corset to face towards the left. Simply resolved by stamping onto tissue paper and flipping over before adhering to the stained cardstock.  This is it after I had taken those steps.tissuepaperI also combined stamps from the Dressmaker set.
A rather out of focus shot! To bring a touch of texture I wound some thread around the stamped thread card. 22 May 018The Dressmaker stamps work so well with the Corsetry set.
Here I folded the stamped measuring tape for some added dimension. 22 May 014Scraps of stained lace and seam binding were the only added extras, and a little button. photofiveThank you for your visit to this most recent scheduled post.
Hope you are all having a lovely week.

The Sewing Bee & Giveaway Winner

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When I announced my, The Sewing Bee Giveaway I did say at the time that I would, at a later date, share with you details of the stamp and  links, after all, this was also a DT sample for Darkroom Door.
Only one stamp was used to alter this papier mache box, a new stamp from Darkroom Door, Sewing Collage Stamp, a generously sized stamp rich in detail.sewingbeealteredboxIt was all about staining to achieve a rich, vintage sepia tone and you possibly guessed that I stamped the Sewing Collage stamp onto tissue paper to achieve this result.
photo3boxedgeIt was a stroke of luck that the dimensions of the stamp was the same as the box lid, what were the chances of that occurring!
The supplies, other than the stamp information, along with a step-by-step can be viewed at Darkroom Door however if you are interested you will need to keep an eye on the Darkroom Door blog as I don’t know when it will appear there.  The blog is very active, so if you are a fan of Darkroom Door products it is well worth Following the Blog. I know for a fact that samples of my Darkroom Door artwork have appeared over there before making an appearance here!
I simply embellished the box with vintage style lace and a vintage button and added four little feet.photo2lidofboxNow comes the interesting part of this post! Who won The Sewing Bee box complete with laces and charms?

The randomly selected winning name  is…..

Annie G

Annie, I sure hope you will like your prize and have fun inking up the stamps.

Thank You to those who joined the Giveaway, added to your sidebars or shared on Facebook.  I will try not  to leave it too long a gap until I share another Giveaway.

The Sewing Bee (A Giveaway) – NOW CLOSED

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Finally I am here to share with you the final of my Giveaways along with an apology for the delay.sewingbeegiveaway(As this box is also a DT sample  for Darkroom Door it will mean it will turn up in a future post when I share product information and links)sewingbeelynnemoncrieffTucked inside the box are the following items:-
Bundle of lace.  All of the lace is vintage except for one long length of new lace.laceAlso nestled inside are two stamps (note:- the stamps are brand new and sold at the Oxford Impressions on-line store as single stamps although both stamps are also part of full sized stamp sets).
Oxford Impressions single rubber stamp – Corset advertisement (now unavailable as a single stamp but can be viewed as part of  the Art of Being Beautiful stamp plate.) and Oxford Impressions single rubber stamp:- Standard Designer and
Singer sewing machine charmsgiveaway
The closing date for this Giveaway is April 28th when one winner will be randomly selected.
You must leave a comment if you would like to enter my Giveaway and if you would like a 2nd or 3rd chance to win then please add to your  Blog’s sidebar or share on Facebook then let me know you have done so.
In advance, many thanks to those of you who take the trouble to join this Giveaway.

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.

Elegance (Published – The Stampers’ Sampler)

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When the July/Aug/Sept issue of The Stampers’ Sampler was published back in July I was thrilled to see not only the Farm Fresh (see HERE) but also another collection of cards which I had submitted to Take Ten, were published as a feature style article in The Stampers’ Sampler, excited not only for being published but the collection of cards feature possibly one of my all time favourite Oxford Impressions stamp plate, Dressforms & Corsetry.
I won’t bore you with all the cards that were included in this article but here are somemeasuringuplynnemoncrieffYou know how I love all my little details and fragments of this and that and so it touched me that they recognised this with the words included in their intro to the feature.
Here is such a detail of a fragment of stamped found paper which is tissue thin and a scrap of stained seam binding attached to a dressmaker safety pin.DIGITAL CAMERAA beautiful feather stitch stamp creates a lovelylynnemoncrieffThis is why I adore stamp plates, I can select a theme and stamp up all the elements I wish to create stamped embellishments such as the word sew , here stamped onto vintage dressmaker tissue and simply attaching a dressmaker snap to this fragment to bring a detail to the card.DIGITAL CAMERAThe final card I will share is this one which is possibly the most elegant of dressforms from the Dressform & Corsetry set parisian stylelynnemoncrieffOne of the details on the card is where I stamped onto pretty fabric which brings texture and also a subtle touch of colour to the card. DIGITAL CAMERAThank You for your visit to this post. I have many Christmas/winter related samples to share with you so it is nice to break up the posts to share some different themes every now and again.

So Chic (Published!)

Last December it was thrill after thrill to see work published in various Stampington & co publications but December was so frantic I was unable to share this news with you.  Finally I am starting to get a wee bit more organised. Today I am sharing a stamped tote that was published in the Dec/Jan issue of The Stampers’ Sampler.
The tote wasn’t submitted for a challenge, I sent it on a whim in the hope that it would catch their eye so as you can imagine, I was over the moon to see it printed as a Feature, “So-Chic Stamping”.  I have to say thank you to the Editor and her team for the photography and also her lovely write-up about the tote.If you Follow my Blog you will no doubt recognise the stamps as they are often used by me, they are from Oxford Impressions’ Dressforms & Corsetry plate.
I will have more Oxford Impressions’ artwork to share soon, some of it is DT work.
Thank you for taking the time to visit and I hope to be able to catch-up with your Blogs soon.

Will You Celebrate With Me ? (A Giveaway!) NOW CLOSED

This is a sticky post and will remain at the top of this page until Giveaway closes on 11.02.2012On 3rd December my Blog celebrated its 2nd anniversary but so much was occupying my personal life that I had no choice but to postpone the Giveaway I intended. I decided come what may this Giveaway would go ahead in January! So here it is:-
There are two prizes, one to celebrate each year of Blogging.
First Prize:-
Sponsored by Dezinaworld – This is so exciting. When June from Dezinaworld heard of my Giveaway she offered to custom design one image sheet, whether your style is Steampunk or vintage ladies, June will create a one off design for you.  Once the first prize winner has contacted me we will make arrangements for you to contact June to arrange for this special prize.
Sponsored by The Stampsmith – Also as part of the First Prize is this romantic stamp kindly donated by Estelle from The Stampsmith. This beautiful vintage photo stamp is from the Won’t You Be My Honey plate.

Stamped Tote Bag – Included in the First Prize is this stamped tote (stamped with  Oxford Impressions’ stamps.) Tucked inside will be The Stampsmith stamp with other bits ‘n’ pieces. Second Prize:- Lucky Bag
As it is a Lucky Bag I am teasing you by not revealing all the contents but here is a wee peek. (The stamps are Crafty Individuals)
How To Enter
For previous Giveaways I’ve not asked for people to Follow me but for this Giveaway I have given this some thought. This past year in particular the majority of people who take time to visit my Blog have become friends, getting to know them because of their visits and because of their own Blogs. So in light of this I ask that you:-
leave a comment and become a Follower (either sign up for e-mail notification or click Follow on top bar). In your comment let me know that you are a Follower. 
if you add the Giveaway button to your Blog’s sidebar (with link back here), let me know and I will add your name to the hat twice.

The two winners’ names will be randomly selected on 11th February and posted here. I will not be contacting the winners so you must check back here to see if you are one of those winning names.

Thank You to June and Estelle for making this Giveaway so special with your generosity and thank you to every one of you who has taken the time to visit and comment over the past two years because each of you makes Blogging not only fun but a very special part of my crafting life.
Good Luck.

Tailor Made For You (FSC#10 – Dressmaker, Corsets & Accessories)

It is an honour to be the host for the new challenge theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.  Returning to a favourite theme of mine (no, not Paris) I decided on the theme The Dressmaker, Corsets and Accessories.  At FSC we are passionate about stamping so please including stamping in your artwork. For all the rules, of which there are very few, as we like it to be all about fun, click the link at the beginning of this post. You will also be able to view the incredible DT samples from the Fashionettes.I never tire of Oxford Impressions’ Dressforms & Corsets set. On this tote I used them in conjunction with other O.I. stamps.My lovely friend Gisele (Supersnooks 13) recently sent a bundle of burlap in beautiful colours. I was keen to use this rose pink colour so I formed a pocket for the tote.
Tucked inside ….Removing the tag ….To embellish the tote I added crochet trim and buttons. The “label” was stamped onto scrap calico and attached to the bottom corner.I used two ink pads, Staz-on Timber Brown and Archival Rose Madder which co-ordinated so beautifully with Gisele’s burlap.
What artwork will you create suitable for The Dressmaker, whatever it is please be sure to share  with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge.

Happiness Is Homemade

I had this post drafted for a rainy day but on visiting Sharon’s blog and reading she is the guest for Take A Word and the theme is Sewing then I knew that rainy day had arrived and so re-drafted the post.
This postcard was made for the Postcard Swap I am participating in. Alexa was allocated September and she said that we could select our own theme. I opted for vintage dressmaking as I never tire of this theme and never tire of using  Oxford Impressions’ Dressforms & Corset set. I also used Suzanne’s Sewing Notions set, fast becoming another favourite of mine.I enjoyed making this postcard so much that I had to eventually tell myself “Step away from the postcard” as I was continually adding more and more stamped elements and scraps. As you can see I either stamped onto inked or painted cardstock and also stained old curtain lining in a tea bath. The button was made from clay after which I painted, inked and finally stamped onto it. I used my mini sewing machine, without thread, to create the holes.

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