Sunday, April 26, 2015

Mother's Day fabric collage, and my new Etsy shop!

Good afternoon, my dear friends. I can't believe that I've been away from this blog for so long, but we just got back from ten days up at Birdsong Cottage, having gone up there to open it for the season and to do some other things, which will be news for a future post.

In honor of Mother's Day, which is right around the corner, I have completed a few fabric collage pieces.

"Mothers are the Most Instinctive 
of Philosophers"

I have a few studio photos that were taken
in Victorian times of children in rowboats.
I loved it when I came across this one that
also included the mother,
so I couldn't resist using it in this 
Mother's Day piece... which I incorporated silky fabrics,
velvet ribbon, lace...

...and a beautiful...

...vintage rhinestone button. 
This piece, as with the ones that follow,
are hand-sewn together to 
18-count linen burlap,
which I have started to use and love.
It has the texture of linen,
the look of burlap,
and of course, no bad odor!
I love this quote...


"Being a Mother"

The next one is in shades of pink,
again using silky fabrics...

...a beautiful photo of a mother and her children...

...vintage lace...

...and vintage mother of pearl buttons...


"Mothers Hold Their Children's Hands"

This last piece depicts a mother and 
her beautiful little boy in his sailor suit... is in silky blue fabrics,
navy blue velvet
old lace...

...and of course incorporates more
vintage mother of pearl buttons,
some lovely trim...

...and a beautiful quote...


If you hadn't already guessed, I have opened an Etsy shop, which you can visit through my sidebar. I have wanted to open one for quite some time, but never had the time. I actually opened it awhile ago, and have been making things to put into it, but just haven't had the time to do the actual listings. A little bit of fear goes with this small venture as well. The big question, of course, is "Who would want to buy this stuff anyway?" I have some other things to list, but as of now, the above pieces are currently for sale.


  1. Hi Sue,
    Each beautiful collage is such a wonderful way to honour our Mothers. I love the beautiful and appropriate fabrics and trims you have used in each one.
    I wish you all the very best with your Etsy. People will love your listed items. I personally have found it so rewarding.
    PS My first comment disappeared so have redone this one!

    1. Thank you so much, Suzy. We'll see what happens! XO


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