Monday, September 22, 2014

Vintage Darlings snippet roll swap

Inspired by the lovely snippet rolls I have seen, I have wanted to create one for a while.  
I asked a group of sewing friends if they knew of others who might want to do the same.
We decided to use a theme called "Vintage Darlings" with images of children from days past.
It has been a fun swap!

This is the snippet roll I made for Jodie of Everything Vintage.  
We are both textile junkies, ha!  I wanted to add a few elements with texture and patina ~ the perfection in imperfection.

A mother of pearl buckle serves as a hanger when the snippet is not wrapped on the spool.
Bits of crochet and lace became the frame to this darling image.

I like saving my nest of thread snips to add texture to future projects.

One great thing about snippet rolls is that you can use little bits of lace and trim from leftover projects.
Some pieces are just too pretty to toss!

I added some vintage millinery and beading.

I am not sure what this metal adornment is from.  It was in my magpie stash of hardware.  It became the rosette to the strands of froth at the bottom.

The little petticoat at the bottom was made from an old pillowcase remnant and a snippet from a tattered dress.  A little prairie couture, haha.

For Beth at Gathering Dust, I added an ornate silver buckle for her snippet roll holder.

I sewed some beads to a bridal lace piece and added a charm with strands of pretty.

Some dreamy mother of pearl buttons become part of the frame around this sweet image.
A bit of netted lace and millinery adorns the bottom.

A little beading with layered velvet and lace.

There is something so charming about vintage millinery.
The faded colors, the delicate texture - pure yumminess.

For Beth's petticoat, I added a bit of the tattered dress, tulle, frothy strands and velvet buds.

The sweet ladies who participated in this swap are:

I also created a Flickr group for our swap here.

Thank you to all of the talented ladies participated in this swap!
It was fun!!

I will be posting the snippet rolls I received from Jodie and Beth soon!

Thank you for visiting ~ xo Heidi


Grace said...

Oh my goodness how sweet this is. So beautiful I am going over to look at the others! Grace xoox

Caroline Ouzts Hay said...

Oh wow! I would have loved to have been in on this one. Love your creation so soft and romantic. Lovely!


Patty Antle said...

I didn't think of using millinery on mine. Just lovely Heidi. Thank you for inviting me.

Beth Leintz said...

Heidi- Thanks for hosting such a fun swap. I love my snippet roll and had so much fun making yours. Hugs, Beth