Monday, 29 November 2010

Creative Monday....

Us "Vintage Ladies" had another get-together today, this time at Sarah's home, and ohhh what a treat was in store behind the beautiful front door......
Waiting for us was a table full of Christmas goodies to create with; Bay Leaves, Cinnamon Sticks, lots of primitive fabrics, vintage buttons and of course the faithful Bernina Sewing Machine!
As Sarah prepared a welcome coffee and cake, I had a good old look round her beautiful home, snapping away at anything I thought my lovely readers would enjoy drooling over.....


With Coffee and Cake served the creating commenced.... I chose to make a Festive Christmas Garland made with homespun style fabric, bay leaves and little silver bells and Mary created a gorgeous button bracelet, all under the watchful eye of our host Sarah.

Not only was the house a real feast for the eyes, but the fragrance in the crafting room was wonderful too, so festive! We were creating with many Christmas scents; Bay Leaves, Cinnamon Sticks, Cloves it was wonderful.
Above is the start of my garland, lots of fresh bay leaves threaded onto string with little silver bells dotted here and there. Below are examples of the button bracelets that Mary and Sarah had created.
As Sarah went off to warm up lunch, I took the opportunity to have another little photo session, finding more treasures dotted around her home....
Below is an amazing handmade heirloom necklace that Sarah created using collected items from her family.. Mother/Grandmother...

I was making good headway with my garland, here it is just before we broke for Lunch..

Lunch is served..... Gorgeous homemade soup, pumpkin bread and sparkling fruity water.. gorgeous!


Back to the workshop after lunch to put the finishing touches to our garlands and bracelets, and then to complete a perfect creative Monday some homemade Battenburg Cake and Tea. Thank you so much Sarah, can't wait for our next get-together xx


4 comments:

anna said...

What an inspired and magical group of people you are! I'm so delighted to have discovered your blog!

WallStickersDecals said...

What a magical blog, I like your fairy picture. It really looks like you, I had fairy wall stickers at my bedroom walls and I so love it.

Mary - Vintage Cottage said...

I'll second that Amanda! It was a truly wonderful and inspiring day that I can't wait to do all over again! If you're reading this Sarah, thank you so much for your hospitality and the privilege of being your guest.
Mary XX

SoCalWendie said...

Nice! Your post always make me hungry or wish I was I lived close enough to peek in at you ladies :)