Wednesday, 20 April 2011

My first wearable item!

I've finally made something I can wear (and show off!).  I saw this tutorial for these gorgeous lace belts the other day and I knew I had to make one. 

Luckily I was in the town where my local fabric shop is so I popped in to find some lace ribbon and some fabrics to make my belt with. 

Here is my version -

I chose a dark brown fabric for the main piece and a pretty blue and cream floral for the reverse of the belt.  The lacey ribbon is also cream/off white. I got a bargain here because I only wanted 2 metres, but the woman in the shop gave me what was left on the roll - just over 4 metres!  The 'buckle' is made with 2 d-rings (which for some reason I just happened to have 2 of at the bottom of my scrap basket, no idea where they came from!).

As a full time mummy to a toddler I practically live in jeans at the moment and I think my new belt looks pretty good teamed with my skinnies today -

Have you any idea how difficult it is to take a photo of YOURSELF wearing a belt!? Not easy!

I think I might try another one with the brown and cream flowery fabric I got the other weekend at the car boot sale as the backing fabric.

Here's some other embroidery pictures I have been doing over the past few days - mostly just experimentation -

A sweet little beach hut

Little sailing boat

Some flowers using different techniques

A little birdie
These are all pretty small - the beach hut and boat are around 1.5" tall if even that,  the tallest flower is about 2" and the birdie is a bit bigger at 2.5" tall.  Once again, I have no idea what I'll do with these - suggestions are welcome!  I've been trying to think of things to fill my Folksy shop up with so maybe these will be put to good use on these items.  I think the nautical things would look sweet as a trio on a notebook or something - obviously I'd have to add 1 more - an anchor maybe or another beach hut?


  1. What a great idea, and so "green" and thrifty! Would you please post a link on my Linky Giveaway party?


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