Tuesday, February 21, 2012

More Hearts, Hydrangeas, Home Decor and Giveaway Reminder

I was the very lucky winner of this gorgeous fabric from
(A Fine Seam)
(thank you just so much Jillayne - what a lovely thought!)

recently and loved it so much that I had to purchase more!
It inspired me to create more Hearts like these below:

adding burlap, vintage laces, an embroidered hankerchief

dyed scrim, tulle, netting

and this beautiful metal embellishment
from Liz included in an order I purchased from her 
Etsy Shop - visit Liz here to see her very 
 French inspired Blog and then over to
her shop.

Some more beautifully green tinged hydrangeas
(originally in blue tones)
were ready for drying

as well as these ones which were originally
in pink tones
And yes - another Heart but this one is flat
and backed in chocolate coloured felt
with more burlap, vintage laces
a suffolk puff and chiffon rose
dyed seam binding, guipure lace
and scrim
And just a pic of a couple of recent trays
I purchased
which I find are so useful for a number of projects
(as well as serving cups of tea on, of course!
or the odd glass of wine!)
as well as two small metal plates.
Somehow these items of metal, wood and silver plating
with etched glass on the clock seem to co-exist
very happily together!!!!
There is just one thing else to mention
and, that is,
of a Fabric Collage

so if you would like to enter before 29th Feb.
please go to the previous post
leave a comment there with your email address
so that I have a way to contact you!

In the meantime,
remember that:

"happiness is a way of travel each day
and not a destination"!

xxx Suzy

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

An Auspicious Day for a New GIVEAWAY

I have a New Giveaway for you today
because it seems a rather auspicious time to have one.
Not only is it Valentine's Day
and the fact that I have reach my 2nd Anniversary of blogging but also
I have reached a very large number of dedicated followers who I would like to acknowledge with 

(This image shows the colour tonings most accurately!)

But before that I would like to inform you that it appears from all accounts that from 1st March'12 Google Friend Connect will no longer be supporting the NON google community which means that anyone NOT having a blogspot.com blog will be unable to follow in Google Connect
and it may even disappear from Blogger.com altogether
which means that there may no longer be any Blog Lists.


all you need to do is to connect to the 
NEW FOLLOWERS TOOL on the right hand side bar above the Google one.
Just sign in here and create your new FREE Account 
simply by clicking the new "LINKY" tool
when you have created your new Account for yourself
you can then follow me and anyone else
by connecting to LINKY
if you wish!

Now this fabric, paper and lace collage I am offering as a
GIVEAWAYwhich closes on
Wed. 29th February
is open to all faithful followers and readers and 
anyone wishing to follow 
 my creative adventures here.

It is a way of showing how much I appreciate your visits
and input to my blog and my artwork
with your kind comments.

Being part of this blogland community has enriched 
my life immensley and through it I have gained
much inspiration and many new

valuable friendships.

So all you have to do is leave a comment here on this post'
along with your emailing information
so that I have a way of contacting you.

Please feel free to add this GIVEAWAY  to the side bar 
on your own blog
 if you wish to share the word.

I wish everyone the best of luck in the draw.
and thank you for visiting
here again today!

Hugs and love dear friends,
Suzy xxx

Friday, February 10, 2012

Some More Heart Love and a Beautiful Childrens' Book

I was so inspired when I saw the beautiful lace hearts
on Julia's 
(go here to check out Julia's most beautiful lace creations
as well as her wonderful vintage repurposed items)

that I had to make just one more Shabby Chic Love Heart
before the weekend 
and this is how it turned out.

I used an image of John William Waterhouse
a favourite pre-Raphaelite artist
in sepia tones.

Embellished with vintage laces, guipure lace and
a white rose chiffon

faux pearls, a vintage button

A little gold embellishment I received from Julia herself

and some twine, thin lace, seam binding and
a maroon tassel.

This Shabby Chic Valentine Heart is for sale in
my Etsy Shop - see here or above under header for 
all the details.

I also wanted to share this vintage book I recently purchased

at a local flea market which I thought was rather special.

This book which was probably published about 1930
are Stories from Charles Dickens - born in 1812

(Great Britain is currently celebrating Dickens 200th

which have been retold by his grand daughter.

Such beautiful plates and illustrations 
like these.

Thank you all for coming to visit and for leaving your much appreciated comments
I especially welcome all my new followers.

Have a very warm and cosy weekend - even here in
the Southern part of Australia
it is quite a cool Summer too but we are never
ungrateful for the beautiful rain
to green up our very dry hills and grounds.

Love to all!
Suzy xxx

Friday, February 3, 2012

Rose Romance and A Blog Party

For all of you who just love a bit of romance, roses and  hydrangeas
I have put together these images to share
as a way of showing just how much I appreciate 
you for visiting, following and leaving
such inspiring comments.
"Thank you all sincerely
from my heart"!

There is just so much beauty 
in our garden at present being Summer here in Australia
we have an abundance of these beautiful 

Aren't these shades so divine?

complemented with a few white jugs
and tiny vintage bottles

vintage pewter

a few of my favourite things like this

and this

and this little French vintage draw-string bag.

Oh the textures, needlepoint and embroidery have
inspired me to create some of these
little shabby rose sachets.

using organza, romantic images, braids, tassels and beads
like this

and this

Very soon I will be offering another small giveaway
in appreciation for all of your visits
so stay tuned
but in the meantime I would like to share some exciting

Cindy Adkins at Cindy's Whimsical Musings Blog
(Cindy's button is also on the top right hand side column)

is holding the very first of a brand new 
and it is "A Woman Thing"
The link party will be held every Monday - Friday
of each week so if you have any item of interest whatsoever
that you would like to share 
with other bloggers 
then you can link up to her blog.

for this very first link party this coming Monday, 7th Feb.
Cindy will be featuring yours truly
as one of four guest artists
so I hope to see you there!

Love and thanks to all
and have a wonderful weekend wherever you are!
Suzy xxx

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