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|