Saturday, 18 May 2013

Fabric Cuff No. 2, oh, and as an afterthought, a little giveaway

I had so much fun making the crazy quilt fabric cuff following Sandy Babb's excellent tutorial, that I decided to make another cuff. Different to the first one, of course, I didn't want it to be a copy of the first one.

I used a small doily for the focal point of the cuff, and embellished the cuff with beads, freshwater pearls, Swarovski AB crystals and other bits and pieces -

Like the first one, it is lined with a very soft vintage French flannel fabric. I could get quite used to wearing these cuffs, I think they look gorgeous on your wrist. Perhaps not when I am grubbing around in the garden, planting my tomatoes, lol. Ah well, there is no chance of that at the moment anyway. Yes you guessed it, it is chucking it down again. We had a couple of hours of no rain this morning, which was very fortuitous, as there was a little brocante near us. Found a few things, but minutes after we got back home, it started raining again. And hasn't stopped since.

Do you know what? Just to cheer myself up, I think I will have a little giveaway. Fancy a fabric wrist cuff for yourself? Leave a comment on THIS post, and in a week or so I will draw a winner. I'll make a custom wrist cuff for you, and might just include a brocante find or two....... Hmm. As I have only just thought of the giveaway, I will have to have a think about the details, dates etc. I'll let you know in my next post, but start leaving your comment HERE right now.

Have a lovely weekend wherever you are, toodlepip xxx


Petite Michelle Louise said...

how LOVELY! i've never made a cuff before. yours have inspired me to give them a try! and, oh my, i would be THRILLED to win one of your tres beau cuffs! "merci" for the chance! ;)

Gill said...

I love your cuff - and I would love one of my own!!

Pat C. said...

Oh, my, Liz, your cuffs are exquisite! I would be deliriously happy to win one that was even a tenth as gorgeous as the two you have created!

Thank you for the opportunity to participate in your amazing giveaway! xoxo

Dorthe said...

They are both so beautiful, Liz, and the new one with all its pearls are so very lovely and gorgeous with all the pieces of lace.
I have made a few cuffs for myself, and love to wear them ,when "playing a fine lady! " LOL - not when sewing and doing-in my workroom, tehehe.
How sweet of you to give away such a beauty... I`m so behind with having give awayes !! Have to do something about it soon!
Hope you are well, even with all the rain falling - wish you a dry sunday dear, and send you hugs.

Bente said...

Oh, they are sooo beautiful.


milissa d said...

i have been thinking of making one for awhile so i might just give it a try. would love to win....
thanks for the chance
please follow me

Createology said...

Cuff 1 and cuff 2 are each beautiful and unique. How wonderful that Sandy inspired you to follow her tutorial and create such a beautiful piece of wearable art. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Sarah said...

Your cuffs are so delicate and feminine and lovingly created. I would really love to know more about scouting out the brocantes.

Irene said...

Beautiful cuffs, thanks for the opportunity to win one. Have a great weekend.

Mom E. said...

It is beautiful! Love the laces and the pearls and the handstitching. The buttons and crystals are the perfect accents! So pretty! You KNOW I'd love to win one!
there is a cuff I saw on Etsy that I would love to make one similar to, but I ahvne't gotten that far yet!
Take care, hope he rain subsides and your garden can grow.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello my dear Liz
I can see you have been having so much fun with Sandy's tutorial! I only wish I could follow along also but a little later I hope.
Both cuffs look so very pretty with the laces, beads and pearls you have used here sweet friend.
The second one looks a lot like mine which I had completed.
Will email soon!
Warm hugs,

Wendy Wirth said...

I love your work, it's do beautiful. I'd love to have one of your cuffs.

JoAnne said...

Oooohh, gorgeous cuffs Liz! Please count me in your giveaway, I'd be thrilled to own one. xo

Fanciful Ponderings said...

A very beautiful cuff that would look wonderful on any woman!

Nancy said...

I just LOVE Lace Cuffs and yet I have never made one. This is Beautiful and I would just cherish winning it too!!

Have a Wonderful Week!!
Huggs, Nancy

Maggie said...

Hi Liz, I received you beautiful "Fabric of Nature" ATC in Kimberly's swap, which led me over here to your blog. Just like your exquisite ATC, these cuffs are so, so lovely!! I love the little added pearls and fanciful! Please include my name in your drawing, and thanks so much for your wonderful swap!


Becs said...

Hi Liz, what a beautiful cuff. I would love to be entered in y our giveaway. Becs

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Liz, you're a sweetie to give away such preciousness! And your second cuff is gorgeous with all those yummie laces. I'm posting your giveaway button on my sidebar.
Wishing you a sunny week (!) and sending you hugs from Holland. Wendy

Karen B. said...

Sweet Liz,
your cuff is so pretty and it's a giveaway?! Awesome! Please be so sweet and enter my name too.
Many hugs
Karen B.~ Todolwen

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lizzie, Both your cuffs turned out gorgeous. How sweet to custom make one for the winner of your giveaway. I'd certainly be delighted to win your wonderful prize.

Pandora said...

Congrats on being a home page diva~so wonderful! So generous of you to offer a lucky reader one of your gorgeous creations to boot!

Doni said...

Oh the beauty of lace and the textures! Soooo pretty! If I won one I would wear it to church on Sunday! Love your lovelies!!

Kathy said...

Oh I am so excited, just in the nick of time. They are lovely and you do wonderful with those added touches. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Kathy

Mom E. said...

I considered making a new blog as well as signing in from my son's blog so i'd have more chances to win....but I was a good girl and didn't! ; ) Hope you are well! Talk soon!