Saturday, July 20, 2013


A Ribbon Brooch, Two Lace Skirts And
 A Matching Purse!

I started out resting this week and somehow ended up doing way more than I had planned on doing.  I had started reading Sense and Sensibility and ended up crafting instead.  I finished up Tiffany's Cosplay costume for the up coming San Japan Anime Convention.  I also made a ribbon brooch, two lace skirts and a matching lace purse.   

Ribbon Brooch...

I wanted to make a brooch out of some really pretty  flowers I found at Hobby Lobby.  I first made a base for them and arranged them the way I wanted them.  I added glass pearls to the tiny flowers and glued them (using E 6000) on to the backing and gave them a pin back.  I also added a small metal crown, white ribbon binding bow and a white rose button.  Here is my brooch....

 Here is my brooch on my lace jacket. 

Two Lace Skirts...

A while back I had shared a fabric find here on my blog, it was some lace fabric that I found for  $1.00 a yard.  I was so excited about it and I wanted to make skirts for myself and Tiffany.  Well this week I finally got around to it and they turned out lovely. I made simple elastic waited skirts with bow sashes.  

This is the fabric....

And here are the skirts...

This photo from an angle shows the details. 

To make the skirt I simply cut fabric at the length I wanted it to be plus seam allowances.  Then I cut enough to go around my waist 2 and 1/2 times.  I made the skirt and inserted elastic into the waist line.  I made a sash to go with it and tied it in a bow. I used slips that we already owned to go underneath the skirts and did not have to make a lining... 

Matching Purse...

Did you notice the purse in the pictures with the skirt?
I made a matching purse to go with the skirts!
I couldn't get a really good photo of it but here it is....

Vintage Jewelry Find!

I added a vintage brooch to my jewelry collection this week.  It is a sapphire and pearl brooch in 14K gold.  I so love vintage jewelry and when I find something at a good price I just can't resist it. 

Here it is on one of my Limoges butter pat. 

 And here it is on a lace flower. 

What started out as a slow week ended 
with much creativity and fun!

This is my June Bug, she actually let me 
take some pictures of her this past week. 
Isn't she a cutie pie?

Hope everyone had a lovely week! 
See you next time, 

Tea Cottage Pretties


  1. What a joyful abundance of loveliness, dear Beverley! The skirts and purse call to my love of Victorian fashion so very much (the black lace of both really makes me think of that era). Superbly pretty work!

    Gentle hugs & joyful weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  2. Hi Beverly and Tiffany and June!!
    I see y'all have been busy! Love your new laces and purse, but I dearly love the pics of June! Where has she been hiding? You have another beauty there! Now I know we saw her at Tiffany's birthday tea, but I love to see her posing for pics! That blouse is sweet on you June girl!
    Hope y'all have a great rest of the month!

  3. Where to start? I LOVE your ribbon flower know I am partial to those! But your lace pretty and how well done, then the purses! Now you are just showing off! LOL

    No, really you have been busy making such pretty things! Thank you for showing them...I may even have to try to make a lace skirt...maybe.
    Have a wonderful week,

  4. Hi Beverly, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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