Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Sweet Bianca make-up brush holder

Gosh it's been a while since I last wrote - I had to blow the dust off my banner - and oil my logo before I could write this!! Ha ha! So... I thought it was about time that I popped in to do some spring cleaning and say g'day!

I've been pottering away quietly.  I finished a magazine project in the early weeks of the year, and am currently working on a secret quilt for a friend, but there is something I can post pictures of, and that is a make-up brush holder that I designed and made for my son's sweet girlfriend, Bianca - who I always call my 'Sweet B'.  She turned 20 in March, and she and Aaron have been dating for five years.  ((Yes, I feel old!!))

I pre-purchased the brushes so that I could design the holder to suit, and laminated the fabrics to protect them from make-up residue.  It's difficult to see in the photo, but the brushes are protected by vinyl as well (I really love the smell of that stuff - it takes me back to my childhood and the aroma of a brand new Sindy doll!  Did you ever have one?!)

Self-covered buttons and a laminated butterfly (don't want to be getting those wings wet!!)

I used an assortment of floral fabrics including:  Memoire a Paris by Lecien and Sevenberry which I had collected from Ministry of Fabric along with some beautiful other prints and linens.   I couldn't resist the twist on Bianca's nickname by making a few hexies with the bee print fabric...

I'm currently re-making the project with some Liberty of London tana lawn cottons... including the cutest 'Hello Kitty' fabric I've ever seen... from Ava & Neve, based in Australia.  I'll be sure to pop in to show you and let you know when the pattern is ready.

This week is mostly being spent touring High School's for my youngest who is in her last year of Primary.  I treasure every moment of watching her play with her toys, and listening to the tales of funny goings-on at school, all very innocent and silly.  They really don't stay kids for long do they?

Until next time - stay safe and have a great week!

Vikki xoxo


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