Sunday 28 February 2016

Saturday 27 February 2016

Fragrant Stars

 totally by design

All you need to know in order to make fragrant citrus stars in one picture!

So easy and so much fun that I added it to my Kids Craft & Activities board on pinterest.
A perfectly crafty way to spend a Saturday afternoon with a little one.

Thursday 25 February 2016

Featured Seller

 I'm thrilled to have my Fairytale Flower shop featured on the EGST blog today!

 I was contacted by the lovely Polina, who runs the interview column of the EGST blog last month and of course I jumped at the chance to be part of the Featured Seller posts, among artists and crafters that I respect and admire.
You can read the interview here.

It was very interesting trying to answer questions about feelings and situations that you never question because they have been a part of you for so long that they have become your reality.
It was an enlightening experience.

I have offered the EGST blog readers 30% off any Fairytale Flower accessory with the use of this coupon: EGST30. It's valid until March 6.

I could hardly exclude my lovely visitors from the offer. If you are reading this and would like to take advantage of the offer, feel free to use the same coupon on any purchase except custom orders.

Wednesday 24 February 2016

White And Gold Flower Hair Pins

These are a dainty set of bridal white organza flower hair pins with a large, sparkly rhinestone centre. The setting of the rhinestones as well as the hair pin itself are a warm yellow-gold.

They're very light and delicate-looking and super easy to wear.
The thing I've always loved about hair pins is that you can use them to style your hair or just add them as a detail to hair you've already set.

I'm already making these in ivory and yellow but I may make them in navy as well.
Any colour suggestions you may have are welcome.

Friday 19 February 2016

Little Gold Bag

This was a little gold bag I made a while back.
The fabric has a gold ombre grading and it is very lightweight so the bag itself weighs next to nothing.
I loved adding the flower appliques and the white tulle leaves.

Linked to:
Annemarie's Haakblog, I Heart Naptime, The Silly Pearl, Homework

Sunday 14 February 2016

Winter Wonderland Wedding

The beautiful Ethel was kind enough to share some pictures of her snowy fairytale wedding with me. 

She's wearing one of these gold leaf hairclips in her hair and I was surprised to see that she turned one of them into the dashing groom's boutonniere. Such a great idea!

Thursday 11 February 2016

Black & White

A little black and white organza brooch with tulle leaves.

This is actually one I made a couple of years back for myself  and, surprisingly, I managed to keep it. I tend to give them away in the end, despite all my intentions of keeping them....
But, really, how many can you keep?
 I've still got this one.
I love how light and airy it is.

Linked to:
Annemarie's Haakblog, I Heart Naptime, The Silly Pearl

Friday 5 February 2016

Purple & Brown Flower Keyring

Yep, another keyring.....
This time I took two different purples and brown and mixed them up together. The outcome is the flower you see above and below with a petal contrast that's more vivid than my usual flowers (with the notable exception of these), which I really like.

The flower is quite big but it's not heavy because the fabric weighs next to nothing to begin with.The beading in the centre is really the thing to watch when making these, as that's where any danger of making them weigh more lies.

Weight is always a concern when I'm making these flowers. I know that my keyring is already pretty heavy with all sorts of keys, so I don't want any extra weight on it. That's why I try to make these flower keyrings as light as possible.

But the airy nature of the fabric itself ensures that the resulting flower is very lightweight.
(The leaves -admitedly- may add some weight, depending on the type of fabric used. These are a fabulous, crisp, red linen which is a dream to sew and not too bulky.)

My cousin's keys are currently safely kept on this particular keyring as it has already gone to it's new home.

Thursday 4 February 2016

The Thin Man

The 1934 movie The Thin Man with Myrna Loy and Robert Powell, is one of those films that epitomize 1930s Hollywood for me: the women are ultra-glamorous, the fashion is amazing (with astounding gowns and amazing all-round attire) and the quips and witty dialogue just keep coming.

Myrna and Robert are a delight to watch in this fast-paced detective comedy. 
Both movie-goers and critics of the time thought so too, which meant that another 5 'thin man' movies followed the original 1934 film.

The film was based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett and although he never wrote a sequel to the book, he was commissioned to write the sequels to the original movie.

The whole film is said to have been shot in sixteen (or eighteen) days and the co-stars had only the nicest things to say about each other. William Powell is quoted as having said "When we did a scene together, we forgot about technique, camera angles, and microphones. We weren't acting. We were just two people in perfect harmony."
Which is probably why their on-screen rapport and charm is so captivating.

I've got some great black and white stills of the movie which I will also be sharing with you soon.

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