"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

My turn in the blog hop...

It's the final day of the Tea for Two Blog Hop organised by Madame Samm, 'hosted' by Mary, and using a set of designs by the very sweet Cori Blunt of Chitter Chatter Designs!


It's also the day to reveal what I made from some of the stitchery pattens Cori designed!

I chose the smaller templates to play with, though I reduced them to 60%  because I prefer stitching smaller designs.
Some Tilda fabric magic come into play as well...

My idea was to applique windows around the little stitcheries....

...before gathering vintage silk ribbon, vintage lace, and an old cream doily to create a sweet little thread cupboard for storing some of my Cottage Garden skeins!

Open it up and more sweetness greets you...

This was such a lovely project to create, and it all began with Cori's lovely tea for two designs!

Here are the final day's list of Tea for Two bloggers you can visit. Grab a cuppa and go see what else has been made with Cori's stitchery designs...


42 comments:

Mdm Samm said...

STUNNING and picturesque as only you can do.
every angle, every picture, picture perfect.

Esperanza✿⊱╮ said...

Beautiful inspiration for your participation, it is delicate and useful !!

Linda said...

I LOVE what you've done with the design! It is beautiful and feminine!

Jeanie said...

Lovely and beautiful. The outside makes you want to see what lies behind the stitchery. Wonderful job!

Christine M said...

What a beautiful thread holder, Jenny. It's gorgeous. xx

Melody said...

Delightful project. I love your fabric choice

Rita said...

Shazam -- this little thread cupboard is so dawgone cute and creative! would you ever do a tutorial for us -- that would be so sweet! i love the color choices and fabrics you chose. you do such beautiful work!

Julie said...

Wow Jenny, that is stunningly beautiful. I think I might just have that very same Tilda fabric. I think if I had something as beautiful as this, I would just have it sitting out on my coffee table so that people could pick it up & admire it & I could say "oh yes thats just my Cottage Garden Thread holder" ... shallow person that I am !!!!! This is soooo gorgeous I am going to dream about this tonight :-)

Sigi G said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! Love your stitching and the fabrics and colors you used. You are amazing Jenny!

Nanna Chel said...

Beautiful work as usual, Jenny. That has given me an idea about something I want to make for my granddaughters.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Jenny I loved this idea and your colors too! Your embroidery always makes me smile - it's so perfect. blessings, marlene

Gmama Jane said...

You definitely take hand stitching to an art form! How lovely. As a child I always loved to play with items that looked little and had Windows of sorts. This little cottage reminds me of a favorite Valentine that had little window sitters for me to open for a special message. I played with that card for hours. Your embroidery brings out the child imagination in me. The word that comes to mind is"endearing".
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Gmama Jane said...

You definitely take hand stitching to an art form! How lovely. As a child I always loved to play with items that looked little and had Windows of sorts. This little cottage reminds me of a favorite Valentine that had little window sitters for me to open for a special message. I played with that card for hours. Your embroidery brings out the child imagination in me. The word that comes to mind is"endearing".
Blessings
Gmama Jane

Michelle said...

This turned out beautiful. You made the ladies look so elegant like they were sipping tea together. What a creative way to display it in something practical to use.

desertskyquilts said...

The minute I saw the roses on the skirt, I knew this was you. LOL How beautifully you embellished the original patterns, and I do love what you made.

Baa. xxx said...

Awesome! Jenny, it is just so beautiful and awesome all wrapped up into one. And so very, very clever too! Well done you! You are the Best!!

Sherry said...

I love what you did with the design. Beautiful fabric and such fine stitches. I am always inspired by your creativity.

Cori Blunt said...

Jenny, this is so beautiful. You know I absolutely love your design, it is such a perfect piece of work, the colors are divine, your stitches - perfection. It is so beautiful! Such an amazing addition to our hop, thank you for playing along with us sweet girl!

Judy B said...

You have created a beautiful work of art! Thank you for sharing.

Theresa said...

This is such a pretty thread holder.

Grace D said...

Jenny, I'm so excited to see that you're an Aussie blogger too :)
I'm currently hosting a giveaway and would love for you to enter! You'll find the details here - https://www.facebook.com/butterandjamblog

Ondrea said...

So delightfully pretty and sweet. A great idea for such gorgeous threads.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

So beautiful and sweet! And I love the fabric and colors you used!

Carol said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the colors!

shez said...

Wow Jenny this is so cute,well done xx

Needled Mom said...

Oh Jenny....that is just gorgeous. Not only is the stitching beautiful, but your creativity is superb. Wonderful job!

Lynn B said...

Beautiful Jenny, as always!

Calicojoan said...

Oh so elegant looking. I love it!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

These are just wonderful. I love the way you took the pattern and made it uniquely your. So very pretty!

Thoeria said...

Oh Jenny....your work is...as always...amazingly beautiful and inspirational!

Judy said...

Waoh, sooooo nice, so cute, so wonderful! it is Magic, really, it is!

Createology said...

Jenny this is the sweetest little thread "cabinet" with your stitchings and Tilda fabrics. Thank you sew very much for Hopping along with Tea for Two.

Love Bears All Things said...

What a lovely design.....thanks for the recent free patterns...I can't wait to do something with them.
Mama Bear

Mary Ann said...

I love the idea of a "cupboard". That is so darling, your stitcheries, your fabric choices, so sweet. Thanks for sharing with us.

Lin said...

Gorgeous Jenny. xx

Kathy said...

You definitely put the Jenny flair to this piece! So pretty. You know, the pictures of your work always brings a smile to my face the same way a picture of a beautiful child does!

Farm Quilter said...

Exquisite work, as always! I just love looking at the beauty you create!

Terry said...

What beautiful stitching…love your little cottage!!
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evelyn said...

I LOVE your thread cupboard. The idea is so unique, the fabric is awesome and your stitchery is perfect.

LJ said...

I always love what you create and you didn't disappoint me this time either. Cori's designs are so sweet and your vintage take is just lovely.

Liz said...

This design is absolutely stunning.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous creations.....I think you have magic in those fingers of yours...You don't need a magic wand just needle and thread to create treasures.