Here's a dilly bag I made for a friend's 6th birthday, who is completely mad about faeries, from a Michael Miller fabric panel featuring flower fairies by Cicely Mary Barker. I like these panels, as you can cut them out, and use them in so many ways. Her favourite colour is blue, so I tried to use what blue fabric I had in my stash.
Cicely Mary Barker was inspired by Kate Greenaway, who I have just only discovered myself, and we have one of her books borrowed at present from the library - 'Under the Window', I am really enjoying it, for it's old fashioned values, and gentle illustrations of children. Slightly idealist, but charming nevertheless.
anyway..here's the other side of the bag, featuring the 'lavender fairy'.
I also made a pair of trousers for our little B...
The fabric is made from an old white chenille bedspread that I dyed blue, I then appliqued a flower on the front, and machine stitched a stem and some grass. I wanted to show you a picture of her wearing it, but she looked too grumpy!
That green timber clothes stand that it's pegged on is a very happy find by me, although not very frugally thrifted at $24.00, I was still thrilled to find it, as it's going to serve me well at upcoming markets.
And finally on my desk, are some thrifted wattle flowers from a roadside walk, and the picture of green flowers is made from felt, then embroidered...that was a bargain at $2.00.
I was just wondering if it was rude to disclose price? It seems to me it adds a bit of interest knowing how much you have snaffled up a bargain for...but if you don't, then it's an elusive mystery.
Apple Blossom Fairy
I do hope you have all had a lovely weekend...we are winding up the school holidays, but I really hope we get a few more beach days in before then.