Little Things

My days have been spent doing many little crafty things. I recently bought a set of Beatrix Potters tales at the markets, it has provided me with inspirational painting material. I've also had my heart set on sewing a lace top and skirt for awhile now. I have finished the top and am yet to begin the skirt. I am very proud of my top, despite a few problems encountered along the way. I always fantasize about making loads and loads of pretty clothing, sewing into  the night without any troubles, but of course, sewing isnt like that really, it can be frustrating but I still enjoy it.

The pattern pictured was one dollar at the Canningvale markets! I'm excited to sew the dress on the left after finishing my current project.

Finally, the little bow and tea pot charm is one example of what I am putting on the invitations for my birthday party in February. I'm to have a high tea, hopefully in the garden for my 'Sweet 16th'. I am planning to hire a croquet set and have lots of cakes and tea.

Thankyou all for your book recommendations, I now have quite a list and I want to read them all!

32 comments:

  1. Did you do that top illustration? It is magical! I really must get my own watercolours out.. And that top looks exquisite, I wish I could sew like that (I can only manage buttons and sequins and such). Your party sounds like it'll be very lovely indeed :)
    I'm sorry I didn't see your previous post- I would recommend "How I live now" by Meg Rosoff, "Pied Piper" by Nevil Shute, "The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and also poems by Keats.
    xx

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  2. what a lovely idea to put little tea pots on your bday invitations and i have to tell you that i adore your hand made new lace top, i've been wanting to sew for so long in fact i have so many good fabrics waiting in my closet to become cute skirts, blouses and dresses but i still don't have a sewing machine :))
    xx

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  3. really cool blog !

    now following ;)

    hope u can follow back <33
    xx, wiu
    http://www.whoop-itup.blogspot.com/

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  4. Wow! The top is lovely. You should do a post about it, I'd love to know how you made it. Another great post, dear. xxx

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  5. Hello!Your top is amazing!!!Sooo vintage!Well done!!You're so lucky you can sew!I wish i knew how to do so...
    If you're interested in handmade little things,you can visit my blog if you want!
    Kisses!!!!

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  6. Love this! SO descreatly vintage; not too loud but very pretty and beautiful photography ness- it creates a brilliant atmosphere! Am following

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  7. thank-you for your comment,
    this is a really cute post. yes! she's definitely very nice and she's very very very talented!

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  8. The Beatrix Potter books are lovely! So very sweet and what a wonderful job you did on that top, it's such a pretty colour!
    Everyone who is invited to your party are very lucky!
    xxxxxxx

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  9. Beautiful photos, I love your little teapot charm! I wish I had more time for dress making, I'm saving up to buy a mannequin, but along side excessive piles of cwk I have no time except for the odd DIY... Ooh the lace top you made is adorable btw. I can't wait to see more of your crafty creations ;)

    x

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  10. Thanks dear :) Yes cats are like that, slightly mad I find but always too cute. By the way I saw The King's Speech last night and loved it, amazing performances, costumes and just everything really!
    xx

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  11. That lace top is beautiful! I know what you mean about sewing, I have a bag full of material waiting to be turning into beautiful blouses and dresses, but it's not as easy as it sounds.

    Love the sound of the tea party to and the invitations sound so cute! xxx

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  12. Your blog is so sweet and welcoming, sweetie! And you are amazing! You made that lace top all by yourself? Wow. I'm really impressed! Plus that's a brilliant idea for your 16th invite. I'd love to have an invite too! Hehe. A hi-tea sounds just fabulous - definitely a great way to celebrate your birthday!

    Have a lovely weekend! x

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  13. Oh gosh, all these things are perfect; LOVE Peter Rabbit, and that lace top you're making is gorgeous. Can't wait to see it properly.

    That tea party idea sounds brilliant.

    Lovely blog. x

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  14. You are a crafty soul, dear! Lovely things, lovely blog.

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  15. those tea pots are so cutE! you are so creative! really love your blog, following

    hope you'll visit.follow
    www.marylee31.blogspot.com

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  16. yeah, i do wish i were a butterfly too...
    sweet blog you have here :)

    i'm your new follower
    ♥haze

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  17. thank-you for the comment, my looks up now! x

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  18. These vintage-esque pieces make me happy inside. Sometimes I wish the entire world could appreciate the past for what it was and how it created the present.

    New reader, dear.

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  19. so true, sewing is never like that! but your top looks great! really sweet! and your party sounds idyllic, have fun

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  20. A new peaceful blog, i hope all your ideas will sparkle. I really like this new start. But, why did you change your blog?

    x

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  21. hey, we gave u an blog award (: xx, nati&tany
    www.whoop-itup.blogspot.com

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  22. thank-you for the comment,
    haha i know, nobody is though, and if it's "hers" she should be the best at it
    x

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  23. That top looks so gorgeous! I love lace lately. And alliteration, it seems!

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  24. you made that top? it's wonderful! i've never attempted to make my own clothes, i always put it off, but i'd love to be able to make something like that. good luck with the skirt (:

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com/

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  25. My name is Carina too!
    I love Beatrix Potter also! I always used to watch the series as a child :) Mrs Tiggy Winkles & Peter Rabbit ahh <3

    Loving the lace top too!

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  26. Cute blog!
    I'm exactly the same with sewing.. Telling myself it'll only take a day or two and then a week later I'm still not happy but at least it's rewarding when you finish!

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  27. beautiful lace top! I really wish I knew how to sew!
    kisses from Sweden

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  28. I introduced your blog on my blog. I hope that's ok for you?! Because I really like your blog... :)

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  29. Oh how wonderful, I love Beatrix Potter too! I have a whole set of porcelin mugs with varied characters like Jamima Puddle Duck and Tom Kitten and my boyfriend sometimes buys me the little mini books from the series. I agree, her illustrations are very inspirational and that copy you did from the book is incredible, I wish I could manage a steady hand at water color but it's oh so hard :P

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