This is a wooden fan I decorated...also designed for a very special occasion last year. I painted it silver, threaded new purple ribbon through the top and hand beaded the tassel attached to the loop. (Photographer - Toni Snell)
This is a clutch purse with a small piece of purple French Chantilly Lace sewn onto it...also designed for a very special occassion last year. My Aunty kindly hand stitched the lace on for me which was very much appreciated. (Photographer - Toni Snell)
This is a beautiful piece of purple French Chantilly Lace...that was incorporated into a very special dress design last year. I instantly fell in love with it when I found it in a store and just couldn't put it down until I made the decision to purchase a little bit!
This photo was taken just before I gift wrapped the Softies to give to the girls. Within 1 minute of unwrapping them Victor's ear was being chewed and another child had run off with Georgette! That's what toys go through everyday...
This was the first tiny Softie I made. I took my time making it, referring to the instructions as I went along because I was learning different sewing techniques. I really like the small Softies! (Height - 8cm)
Hello, my name is Carmel and I love all things uniquely designed and handmade. A friend of mine gave me a 'Softies' book a few years ago so I decided to give some of the projects a go. I have made a few soft toys from it now so I thought it would be easier to upload photos of them to a Blog to show people what I'm currently working on. I am really inspired by other artists and like discovering their uniquely crafted creations. Happy viewing everyone!
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