Saturday, May 17, 2014

I love working with Raffia and when I came across these large 25mm cabochon stones at Beads East I loved them and saw flower centers!!  They were expensive ..... happily for me they were on sale, but sadly for me Beads East is going wholesale and will not be open to the public after June 1.  
Anyway I worked up some wacky flowers and now have to mount and frame them.
This is also Brimfield week!!
Had a great time ... starting on Monday with the textile show at the Host Hotel in Sturbridge MA and then onto Brimfield Antique and Flea Mkt. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and only part of Friday as we wimped out with the rain!!  Lots of nail-heads, sequins, buttons and just plain weird stuff!!
The top left is a $2 feathered hat that would make the beginnings of  a fabulous birds nest.  I love looking at the nests that Vicki of two bags full  makes and dream that some day I may make one ... or not....  anyway I have the beginnings of one so some day I may!!

This 3 yard piece of Edwardian trim doesn't look like much and was not in the best shape but it has the sweetest oval nail-heads ranging in size from 3mm to 6mm.
To close just wanted to show you the "selfi" my dauther took of us on Sunday.  Faces and shoes!!  She posted it on Facebook with a lovely note.
Love you Sabrina you touched my heart!!!


  1. I just bought a bracelet with fab glass cabs and I hadn't decided what to do with them... It had a bunch... the square ones I will make earrings but I think I'll try flower centers with the round ones... Love yours... Ger

  2. And who has the sensible heels and who has the spikes?

  3. Adorable little poppies!

  4. What a beautiful picture of the two of you! And the shoes too...I'm thinking the spikes belong to Sabrina.
    Love your flowers too...looks like that piece could become similar to the poppies in your last post? That's if you haven't taken it off the frame yet...
    Brimfield treasure hoard looks inspiring...I have a nest of Vickis...mine was a beach one with a bit of aqua...she made it for me after my Mom died. It's a treasure...xoox Susan