such a lovely day in my home town of Whitley Bay on the North East coast of England. You can see St Mary's Lighthouse in the background. I feel so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the country and to spend my day sewing in my loft to the sound of the sea and the sea gulls. I have been adding the finishing touches to some love tokens I started making yesterday because a gallery I supply in Hexham has sold
out and customers have been asking for them. Romance is alive and well in Hexham....how lovely!!!
Yesterday I wet felted the tokens and used scraps of silk and cotton scrim to decorate...
hearts being the obvious motif.
While I was doing this my friend Jayne was making beautiful necklaces using pieces of previously hand dyed linen and lace, she fondly describes as 'me scrats'.
Here are examples of the basic tokens
ready to be embellished.
And here are are some of them
decorated with embroidery, needle felting, ribbon and buttons
and ready to be sent to 'Artful' to spread the lurv......