remember a few days ago I shared some beautiful velvet with you and also some 'brass things' I had found in an antique store? ... Well, I took both and turned them into a new creation ...
... velvet strawberries
... to be precise ~ velvet strawberry pincushions!
I made many of these pincushions a few years ago but in a primitive style which was from cotton, baked and grundged with coffee.
These are some of my 'leftovers' from primitive days of crafting.
My primitive strawberries.
Looking at my velvet I remembered seeing the most beautiful Victorian strawberry pincushions somewhere that were just breath taking. They were so lovely ~ made from the gorgeous velvet and either embroidered with details in gold thread or embellished with little silver or gold trinkets and charms. I loved the look of them so much I decided to try and make my own. My daughter Caylagh thinks 'they are not my thing' ~ I think it's because of the colors but I do like the look of them. Maybe not breath taking but nice, and nice it good enough for me! Again I took many pictures for you so you don't miss a thing.
This is my first velvet strawberry ...
... made from rose colored velvet ~ so delicate!
And this is my second velvet strawberry ...
... this one is made from the salmon colored velvet ~ so vibrant!
After making my first two I got a bit carried away. After searching through my fabric chest I found some more velvet in different colors and made a few more of this lovely berries. Each one is different from the other and I even ventured out of my color comfort zone for these .... but that is for my next post ~ I hope to see you there.
I hope you are well and life is treating you kindly.
Have a peaceful and creative day,