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Thursday, November 10, 2011

Linen, Lace and Corsets.

I finally finished the bed. I gave up trying to figure out what I wanted and just went with what I had. I really don't like sewing so everything is held together with strips of double sided tape. I used hemming tape for the laces. The pillows are stuffed with loo paper. I found I could get them to squish a bit better that way. I didn't want fluffy pillows. The reason I become so spurred onto to finish the bed was so that I could show of the beautiful corsets from Marlie. I have become a huge fan. Her work is amazingly neat and so fine!! Bows so tiny and porcelain flowers!!! The matching briefs were a wonderful surprise!!



Click to find Marlies Etsy shop.

How to do slippers evaded me for such a long time. Came to me very quickly one afternoon and I was left wondering why I was having so much trouble in the first place. Over thinking the culprit yet again. Does it every time. Cut a sole shape out of some pretty paper. I reduced samples of wallpaper in Photoshop and printed them out. A small square of lace glued to the underside of the toe area. About an inch, a small inch did it. When it has dried bring the lace up and over. Before this gets glued look to see where you can trim away lace to reduce bulk. Glue underneath again to form the upper sole area. I used felt as the bottom sole. It hides my really poor attempts as cutting a neat curve. Teeny bows on top. I went a bit nuts and made a heap of them.


A few more things to add. Cluttering stuff really. An antiqued stool for a bedside table is up to it's fourth layer of colouring for maximum chippy, scuffed oldness. Thatcham is nearly finished and I am already planning my next project!!

7 comments:

  1. te quedo muy bonito y las zapatillas geniales¡¡¡

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  2. The corsets are very nice.
    Bye Faby

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  3. The Marlie's corsets are beautiful! I really liked how you made ​​your bed, is very beautiful.
    Hugs

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  4. Marlie's lingerie give your beds a sexy look. Your beds are beautiful!
    Hugs

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  5. Hello, your great idea to use double sided tape, I do not really like to sew ... Congratulations on the bed and the slippers were great. The lingerie and beautiful. Kiss on the heart.

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  6. Everything looks so lovely! Thank you for the mini tutorial on how to make slippers--that's really nice! :-)

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  7. ¡Que ropa mas bonita! Me encanta todo...Un beso

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