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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Make-Dos in Red

This Make-Do is made from red raw silk.
Two of the smaller strawberries and the scissors keep
are made from red nubby linen. I lightly antiqued the fabrics.
The petals are made from over-dyed pretty green wool.
I embroidered the strawberries with tiny little beads.
[My fingers are still hurting, ha ha.]
If you look closely, you will see that the beads are different colors.
The big strawberry sits on an antique pewter basket.
I turned the handle down to create a place for the scissors keep.

A close-up of the Make-Do.
I added a pin and a vintage button.

The scissor keep holds a little vintage scissors.

Thank you

These are the little treasure in a basket Make-Do.
They are little vintage sewing notions.

This sweet birdie sits on a vintage basket.
She is made from brushed flannel, with wings and tail
made from old silk and embroidered.
I made the nest from scraps of wool, linen, ribbons etc.

All the little strawberries are painted and antiqued fabric.
They are embroidered.

Thank you.

This last Make-Do sits on an old hog scraper.
It is made from antique homespun linen
and fine antique brown fabric.
I embroidered the seams in dark brown and red.
There is a tiny red raw silk ruffle to highlight
the Make-Do.

The "heart in hand" glove is a pin keep.
Untie the ribbon and undo a snap,
and you will find needles.

A view of the small strawberries on top of the Make-Do.
They are made from linen and raw silk and have
tiny beads.
The leaves are soft green over-dyed wool.

Thank you.

God bless, Evi


  1. Oh my goodness Evi! These are wonderful! You have outdone yourself again. I am not sure which is my favorite....they are all really fabulous!

  2. Evi, these are gorgeous, ha ha, now I know we are sisters!!! How funny is that, we both made strawberries! I love yours, and I am with Laura.... which one?!!!!!
    Margaret B

  3. I cannot express enough How beautiful the strawberries are. You are so talented. Your fingers must hurt after all that beading. I know I can feel your hurt.

  4. Hi Evi. I just had to come over and visit after reading about you on Laura's blog. What a make-doer you are. Those are just gorgeous. Your work is beautiful.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  5. You are so clever & talented.
    Nowhere have I seen such eye candy items.
    What a mind for crafts you have.
    Unique! (((hugs)))

  6. Hi Evi,
    Your make-does àre so beautifull and wonderfully made.
    You are such a talent.

  7. trop beau tout ça j'aiiiiiiime !!!!bisous et bel été ,love

  8. Je découvre ton blog grâce à "52 flea"



  9. Evi,
    those are beautiful. I thought a "make-do" was a "pin keep" but now I am confused! Nontheless, it is all beautiful!

    Suz from Minnesota

  10. The 5 Leos who love youJuly 15, 2010 at 2:21 PM

    Oh my god, your Make-Dos are fabulous! Love them all! Your talent and creativity are just amazing.
    Love, hugs and kisses from your German family / fans

  11. You know you're making me really love red you little devil!
    You are the strawberry queen!!!!!

  12. Hi Evi, am over here from 52Flea. Your make-dos are beautiful! And the dolls gorgeous. You are one talented lady. I enjoyed reading all your blog and the little shops you visited.
    That is my kind of day.
    Have a great week end.

    Smiles and Blessings,

  13. Oh Evi - what a lovely place you have here - and so much creating that is done here! Your strawberries are to die for! So much patience you must have to make these!

    I must confess that I have looked around a little more here - wow! I am in LOVE with your treehouse porch - I could sit there and knit all day!

    So wonderful to meet you Evi - you have a beautiful blog and are immensely talented.


  14. Hi Evi!
    I'm coming over from Carole's today and I'm all enchanted by your beautiful work, home and especially your garden!!! So nice to meet you!
    Your studio looks fantastic in the neutral colors too and so so organised wow!
    Sending you warmest wishes from Germany

  15. Hi Evi,
    I'm popping over from Carole's blog. I love your make-dos - such beautiufl work and gorgeous details!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend,

  16. Yummy little make-dos Evi.
    I always find it amazing how one can start with something that has been cast aside and create a whimsical keepsake with so much beauty...
    Hope you're staying cool.
    Susan x

  17. As a lover and collector of any kind of pinkeep, pincushion or make-do, I love these!! I was sent over from Laura @ 52 Flea and am glad I came! Am now a new follower! Julie

  18. Hi Evi! I wanted to thank you for coming by for a visit. I wanted to get back to you that day but Lord knows it's all or nothing at my house, total boredom or bedlam. I hope you visit often.

    Hugs...Tracy :)


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