Hello! Yesterday I shared with you the snippet roll I received from the vintage darlings swap, and today I wanted to share what I made for Laurie. The above photo shows my snippet roll rolled up on the spool.
And here's a not so great photo of it hanging up. For this swap, we were supposed to make our snippet rolls 18" long and about 2" wide. I used a vintage spool that was a bit wider, so my roll is closers to 3.5" wide.
Being 18" long, photographing the whole thing is a bit hard, so I'll share it with you by sections. I used a strip of vintage wool blanket binding as my backing, then added vintage lace all along the front. This lace ended up being mostly covered up as I added more vintage lace and the photos and embellishments.
Confession: I mostly glued my snippet roll together. There is actually very little hand stitching done on it. For me, it was just easier to put it together this way.
The "L" is a vintage initial tag. Not sure what the original use for them was, but I have a few of them. They're dark brown, and I felt that the brown stood out too much so I covered it with a bit of vintage dotted swiss. I stitched that on after the glue was dry. :) Love the little pink velvet flowers. What is it about vintage velvet? I adore most everything made with vintage velvet.
I love the photo of this little girl, it's one of my favorites. The satin buttons and bit of lace under them are part of a vintage wedding dress. I hoard those, and only have a little bit left. More vintage millinery, several different types of vintage and antique lace, and a sweet vintage bird.
I covered the top photo with more of the vintage dotted swiss, just to add a bit of texture. The sweetheart finding is one from my shop, and I loved that sweet lavender brad and bit of crocheted applique.
A bit more vintage millinery and more vintage laces and that is it. For my photos, I just made a collage of the images I wanted to use, and printed them on muslin, just like I do my collage sheets. I love the way the photos look printed on muslin, I feel like it lends to the vintage feel of the photos.
Back soon, and happy crafting! Cerri
PS, I am bound and determined to finish my studio reorganization this weekend, so hold me accountable ok? I'll hopefully be back with some update photos. :)