Saturday, April 16, 2016

Vintage Dragonfly Snippet Roll Swap - Part Two

In my last post I shared the snippet roll I made for Vintage Dragonfly's recent snippet roll swap. Today I want to share the beautiful snippet roll that JoAnne made for me. 

Isn't it lovely? Every little detail makes me happy.

I love how she used the large key as the hanger, and the sweet little rose print on the fabric, plus that pretty pin and the vintage pearls.

Look at that sweet little Miss with her crown, and the pretty trims with just a touch of pink. JoAnne's style is what I aspire to - the true spirit of snippet rolls. Mine always get too precise and organized, in spite of my best efforts. Too many years of making clothing, I suppose, but I'll keep trying to achieve this look that I enjoy so much.

Every element she used is something I love, and it all fits together perfectly. 

Thank you, JoAnne! Your wonderful creation is proudly displayed in my craft room.

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Vintage Dragonfly Snippet Roll Swap - Part One

JoAnne at Vintage Dragonfly hosted a snippet roll swap last month. I knew that I wanted to make something using images from the 1900 Home Needlework Magazine from the treasure box that I purchased last year. 

The magazine included a story on the latest fashions and fabrics, with wonderful hand drawn illustrations of period dresses. The artist inserted actual photos of women's faces. 

I used the images on some tags last fall, but thought they'd be perfect for this project.

I tried lots of bits and pieces and struggled to find the right amount of black. Ultimately, less turned out to be best. The black and cream striped ribbon is probably my all-time favorite and was ideal for this.

It turned out to be less about "snippets" and more about just finding something that looked good with the images, but I still love the end result.

I had trims that were very similar to style of the hemlines of two of the dress images so I just had to use those.

For the back I used ads from the magazine. I re-sized them to be more uniform and to fit on the fabric.

Here it is all rolled up and tied with seam binding.

In my next post I'll share the beautiful snippet roll JoAnne made for me. 

What I need is more swaps. They motivate me to create, and that always makes me happy. I've joined three swaps for the upcoming Glitter Retreat and can't wait to get started!