What I love about designing the Affirmations projects is that once I have the theme in mind, I simply make it all up as I go along...and then I tweak.
(It's a good thing I do step by step photos for the patterns in the magazine isn't it!?)
All afternoon I sat and played, tweaked and stitched, photographed and examined 'Fly Free' - until it was finished and I knew it was exactly what I wanted for you.
A vintage button, some wings from a scrapbooking kit, a lace butterfly I tea-dyed, assorted pearl and glass beads, an olive tassel, a crimson rose and a crystal teardrop....
Vintage lace, age-stained silk ribbon and a tiny tea-dyed doily flower...
'Fly Free' is available in Issue 3 of Elefantz HOME magazine.
Do you like to tea-dye things? I find so many to tea-dye and I love doing it because of how the tea subdues the original colours, and gives that lovely soft air of yesteryear to a project.
These were white yesterday. Now they are beautifully aged in shades of muted gold...
The sun shone gloriously on these larger doily flowers, drying outside after a dip in the tea-dye bowl this morning...
I'm going to tea dye fabrics next time.
Tomorrow is Blossom's day off work so we're off to Townsville for a girl's day out. Bloss is after some comfortable work shoes, and I am going to scour the op-shops for treasures of the lace and button kind.
Naturally we'll find a lovely beach side cafe for coffee and lunch. ;-)
Fortunately after a long day in Townsville, and the 260 klm round trip in the car, I am free from dinner duty. Kezzie's furniture arrived yesterday and she's invited us all over for dinner. She assures me she makes a spectacular meatloaf, and I love meatloaf.
I offered to bring dessert so tonight I baked two delicious Strawberry Shortcakes. They taste even better the next day - perfect for tomorrow's family dinner date.
I shared this recipe once before. You'll find it HERE.
Have a wonderful few days until we chat again. I'll be sure to take photos of my big day and night tomorrow for you!