Friday, 19 February 2010

Appliques


Courtesy of a giveaway at Janetteria, I won the applique above from this post. Provided by the Etsy shop Mary not Martha, I cannot wait to let my creative juices run wild with this little project. I was only expecting to receive the above applique and yet to my delight discovered these also in the package...




So now I'm wondering quite how to use them. This velvet ribbon was used around the package, I was thinking of sewing some to the ends to be able to tie around the back of the neck. Or to sew straight onto a garment, a plain tee shirt perhaps. Or another idea was to sew onto some felt material for a sturdier and more dramatic look. What do you think? Do you have any other ideas?


On a side note, I was very saddened to hear that Yulanda from Little Thoughts., one of my very favourite blogs, passed away on the 11th February. The announcement by her father and sweetheart just went up yesterday. I can't believe this talented girl had her life taken from her so early. Isn't it strange that although I knew her only through commenting via our blogs, I felt a connection to her and a loss that really I can't describe. I do hope her family keep her blog open. Her skills as a photographer were astounding and I hope that lots of you go over there to appreciate the wonderful person that she was. Rest In Peace Yulanda.

28 comments:

  1. That is so sad, it is amazing how you feel you know people through comments and then something like this happens. Just heartbreaking.

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  2. i think they would look really nice as necklaces...then you could still put them over plain t shirts and still use them for other things. im sorry to hear about Yulanda
    MargieF
    x

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  3. The applique is so pretty :)

    And that's so sad to hear about that blogger. I hope for the best for her family.

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  4. Thanks God it oh not they have arrived. :-)))) Enjoy them! :-) I agree MargieF...as necklaces. :-)

    So sorry to hear about Yulanda. R.I.P.

    ♥

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  5. Beautiful appliques. Make sure to show us what you made of them, ok?
    Sorry to hear about the blogger... I'll stop by her blog since I did not know it.
    xoxo.

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  6. Cute appliques!

    And it's so sad about Yulanda, I only discovered her a little while back, but she is so amazing.

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  7. appliques are the best.. my nan used to make her own..they remind me of my childhood.
    And sorry to hear about your friend.

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  8. I looked at Yulanda's blog, and if I had known it earlier, then I too would have been a dedicated reader. What a loss. And so, just amazing and brave and thoughtful of her family to post something on her blog in a time when they are obviously grieving. Very moving.

    the appliques are wonderful, make them into necklaces and then you can interchange them onto diffent t-shirts :) x

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  9. Oh, I think they will work really well as necklaces, they're so delicate and pretty.

    My heart goes out to Yulanda's family, it's so sad to hear the passing of someone so young.

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  10. What sad news about your blog friend gosh,and it must have been such a shock to read the news. Hugs P (oxx)

    I do love the appliques! Sass and bide did some T's in grey with black ribbon appliques. I'm sure one would sit Well on a T or sweater. But I know your probably more of a necklace girl. You always dress so impecable I can't imagine you in just a T shirt n jeans....what do you wear to be dressed down?maybe a post idea?? ;)

    Love kat x

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  11. these appliques are so beautiful, my favourite has to be the last one. and it's such a loss for her family, thoughts be with them xx

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  12. Those are so cute and I'm so sad to hear about that blogger.=(

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  13. I think you could sew it right on top of the seemings of a simple tee or tank. And then add a little bow on the side:)

    (sad news...)

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  14. Necklaces was my first idea as soon I saw the pictures and the ribbon, I bet they will look so nice.

    So sad about that blogger... I didn´t knew her blog but I just check a little bit and has amazing pictures. I hope the best for her family and followers.

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  15. I've had my I on Mary Not Martha for as long as I've known about etsy- and she has such a great selection of venetian lace. I couldn't even imagine finding a better selection at a better price. Beautiful!

    - Charlotte, Lovely at Your Side
    lovelyatyourside.com

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  16. These are beautiful and it will be good to see how you style them. I'm sorry I have been behind in commenting lately. I'm so so sorry to hear about Yulanda.

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  17. wow these pieces are so precious. I can't wait to see what you come up with! I would pick a different idea for all of them. A tshirt, a necklace, etc, you owe it to the pieces!

    Julia


    http://julialuckett.wordpress.com

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  18. those are so pretty... perfect to dress up any top... hope you're having a nice weekend!

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  19. Oh so sorry to hear about Yulanda. My prayers go out to her family... may she rest in peace.

    Paula, how have you been! I hope well... I left you some awards on my blog. Take care.

    xx Love & Aloha

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  20. You should totally do something different with each one!

    I have started reading your blog after seeing a few of your comments on Denise Grayson's blog. I have to say, I love what you do and think you have wonderful creative energy. Also thank you for your comment on her post of my work! Cheers!

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  21. Hi! Very beautiful, congratulation! :)

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  22. Wow I am so shocked! I never really commented but I've had her in my favorites forever. Life is so terribly fragile.

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  23. thanks everyone for the kind words. and also the appliques ideas.

    kat - i do occasionally dress down but i must admit i enjoy dressing up a lot more, so it's a rarity!

    molly - good to hear from you!

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  24. That's so sad news about Yulanda. I was already wondering why my reader didn't show new posts for so long, but never would have thought THIS could be the reason for. It's a huge loss. I will miss great photgraphy and short, but sharp notes. Thank you for all the inspiration, Yulanda.

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  25. those are dreamy! i'd go for a nice plain tshirt for one, that's sweet and dramatic, and save the other for when creativity struck! delightful pieces!

    http://fanfareforlibrarians.wordpress.com/

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  26. darling - those are beautiful!!! i really could not wait to see what you would come up!

    and sending regards to yulanda, xx

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