Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Vintage hearts, flowers and buttons...

I think my title sounds suspiciously like someone else's blog name, but my apologies to the owner - it just perfectly describes what I've got to show you today! Last year I won a lovely giveaway from Della Grace, when she encouraged the arrival of spring by giving away some beautiful spring-like fabrics. As I was ill, I never got round to making anything with the fabric last spring, but this year, when I was seriously in need of some spring colours in the sitting room, her fabrics gave me the inspiration I needed! Above right you can see Della's rosy fabric with another heart made from my teenaged-bedroom fabric from the 1980s.
And her second gift-fabric is on the left, above, next to a heart made from some vintage patchwork that I finally dared to cut up and turn into something! I think the mixture of new, vintage-style fabrics with actual vintage 1930s and 1980s (!!) material works well.
The leaf on this heart is from a 1980s necklace of mine and the ribbon was a gift from Sarah at Red Gingham.
Here's a glass/plastic button with some vintage tape. For another bloggy connection, the shape of the hearts is based on some fantastic repurposed shirt-fabric hearts that Maria from Me and Ma sent me in a swap!
Another pressed-glass button on the other side.
And finally a really scrummy hand-carved mother of pearl button.
j
For extra marks (what marks???), can you guess why a corner of one of Ben's planting trays appears in these photos?
j
And thanks so much for your kind comments yesterday - I'm feeling a lot better today.

19 comments:

Green thumb said...

Did you get seeds from a blogger perhaps?!
Glad you're feeling better.

P.s. it's so weird that no one of your hearts is blue!

Catherine said...

So very pretty and really Spring-y! Lovely! Cx

Elizabethd said...

Well, either you are raising seeds indoors, or you took a photo in the greenhouse?
Your hearts are delightful.

marigold jam said...

Such pretty hearts all of them. Glad your headache is better. Perhaps like me the only place light enough to take decent photos is in the conservatory where we often have seed trays on the table?

Jane

Vintage Tea Time said...

Very pretty hearts:)

jeannette said...

Soo pretty! You should post them on Clytie's blog on Thursday:)

Autumn Mist said...

These are fabulous, Floss. There's a lot to be said for a blog swap isn't there?

Jan said...

Such pretty fabric and the hearts are lovely. I'm glad you are feeling better today.

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Umm because he's taken over the kitchen to grow some precious vegetables? Love all your hearts esp the one from fabric from your teen years.

Sherri B. said...

Your hearts are very special, especially the one with the material from your teen years, amazing that you still have it.

Was there a grow light that you needed to use for your photo and that is the reason for Ben's seed tray?

Maria said...

Beautiful hearts Floss and lovely that everything for them has been gifted or re-used...

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

What could be better than pretty material made into hearts and embellished with little pretties? These are a delight. ; )
~Michele

Elyse said...

beautiful! and hopefully the perfect Rx!

xo
elyse

Squirrelhaus said...

Loved your hearts and their cute buttons. I like to hang my hearts on my door knobs throughout the house. They add so much love and color to our surroundings. Glad to hear that you are feeling better!
Chris :o)

Lace hearts said...

they are beautiful - I love fabric hearts. Thank you so much for your comment - it was lovely to see your name pop up!

*✿*millie meadowsweet*✿* said...

many thanks for your comment

i am glad to hear that Mami is alright, i have been thinking about her these past days.
my children's godfather lives just south of Tokyo and he is thankfully safe too, but he is a potter and lost all his stock due to the tremors.

your hearts are beautiful and the buttons are gorgeous!

warmest wishes

millie

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

These are very very lovely, Floss.

Wishing you a loveliest of weekends! xx

Della said...

Those are so neat! I love that they are "blogger hearts". I'm so glad you found such a pretty use for that fabric. :)

The Curious Cat said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better hun - love the hearts -I've tried to do these before but mine come out rather lumpy and mishapen! You're look a lot better! Thanks for your comment earlier - it is good to know some people out there understand! Trying to be more upbeat now but there could be worse to come...hopefully not though! xxx