Saturday, February 9, 2013

Flower Seeds 1899 wall pocket for spring

I have been busy once again. This design was easy....but dyeing the right floss in beautiful variegated shades took me a while....and the linen I will call Garden Sage (it is darker than this photo) as well as the matching ragged-edge ribbon bows and hanger. The backing fabric I over dyed a beautiful sage to match. This is a wall hanging, and it comes with the little antique reproduction seed packs that you see in the photo.  The seed packets sit in a 1-1/2" pouch of the lining fabric. Six little packs that are about 2x3". No seeds in them, just display packets. They look a little more antique than the lighting in this photo shows....maybe I need a new camera. The Garden Sage linen....I have it lying on natural linen so you can get an idea of the color but it is darker than this photo.

The kit will include everything you need to complete this as shown. And although this is a little tricky to assemble (I am still working on some easy instructions for the kits), I sewed a  strip of backing fabric on the bottom of the linen and I sewed the linen at the top to the folded back and the pouch on the front. So then I just had to sew side seams and turn it right side out. It didn't even wrinkle the linen like it usually does...and are you ready for this? No need to sew an opening closed! It has an envelope style on the back with a flap. I also used heavy weight interfacing to give this pouch lots of body. There is a loop by each bow to hang it on the wall.



 
I am pleased with these little seed packets too. I found just the right antique packets, reduced the size and printed lots of them. I antiqued the card stock, a few cuts, fold and glue and they were just perfect for this design.

You will receive the dyed 32ct Irish linen, sage backing fabric, interfacing, dyed ragged-edge ribbon bows, six seed packets, my hand dyed floss in 2 shades of green, variegated light rose, medium rose and sage and a needle. The finished size is 8 x 10 inches, a nice size wall hanging. I was looking at kits from other companies that are currently out there for $35-$45 and I priced this in the middle at $39.99 plus postage. Email nbelgian@aol.com to place orders. I will also list this in my ebay store in a week when the kits will be put together and ready to mail.



Thank you for stopping by to see my latest design.
Nancy

15 comments:

  1. It looks lovely!AriadnefromGreece!

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  2. Nancy, you have outdone yourself! I love everything about it!

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  3. Nancy
    What a cute idea. I love the whole kit idea!

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  4. Beautiful new design and the little seed packets are charming.
    Margaret

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  5. Nancy that is completely gorgeous, I love it!

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  6. Your new wall pocket is beautiful! It must be stunning in person :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  7. Your new wall pocket is beautiful! It must be stunning in person :)
    Smiles, DianeM

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  8. Lovely design and the kit sounds amazing. Just perfect of a gardener.

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  9. Beautiful! I adore those little antique seed packets. This might have to be in my shopping cart for my next splurge :P

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