Tuesday, 30 June 2015

"Strawberry Blossoms" Whimsy

It looks like I'm modelling this month's whimsy design, so we all know what that means!

This time, however, I was a little more organised. It is the school holidays, which means my teacher-husband is around, and I wouldn't have to take eleventy-billion selfies to achieve 4 decent photos. We were heading out on our family-date-day for a picnic, and it seemed like the perfect opportunity. I dressed up a little, in a casual cold-weather-picnic kind of way, put on a little make-up, brought the whimsy and the good camera. Of course, the camera was out of batteries and my lipstick was long gone by the time lunch was done with, but at least I didn't have to take my own photos! And it turns out that a red whimsy hides a red nose admirably well, if not completely.

We visited the Rhododendron gardens in Blackheath for our picnic, which was really lovely, despite the chill and the fact that not much is flowering in the middle of winter.

June's theme is strawberries. My first gardening success, one of my favourite fruits to eat, and an always-charming vintage millinery trim.

In my ideal imagined world where babies sleep well all night and nap multiple hours a day and someone cleans my house for me, I would have made my own velvet strawberries. In this world, however, I settled (for now) for some lovely ones that I had in my sewing stash. They do the trick nicely!

So now the real question, can I get away with a whimsy and jeans? Probably not, but I was willing to try.

The year is halfway over, and the first six whimsy styles have been up on the blog, including the tutorial. Which has been your favourite so far?

I'm excited to work on the next six designs, especially with Christmas and Halloween themes to explore!

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  1. Each time you make a new whimsy, I instantly think "Oo! New favourite!" So I don't know the answer to that... Love the velvet strawberries, they are so cute! ❤

    bonita of Lavender & Twill

    1. Awww thank you Bonita! What a lovely thing to say :)

  2. I think my fave is still the cookies whimsy. Oh Oh, last sewing store outing, THEY HAD NETTING! So when I go in later this week, I'm going to buy some!
    But this strawberries one is sooo precious, it's perfect for summer!

    Carla, TinyAngryCrafts

    1. That might be my favourite too. I do love cookies :)

      I can't wait to see what you make!!

  3. Lovely! There is just something about strawberries.
    Also, do I recognise that brooch? Is that the one we player with as kids?

  4. This is such an enchantingly pretty creation! I love the rich, elegant hue of the berries and that they're made from velvet. Strawberries are actually my favourite of all fruits to be depicted in fashion, so I swooned extra hard of this latest stunning whimsy!

    I really don't know if I can pick a favourite of your fabulous whimsies. Each has been so unique, wildly creative, and completely covetable. I love them all the same and am always eager to see what you'll create and share with us next.

    Big hugs & happy weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. Aww thank you! I'd love to make my own strawberries for a future hat - there are some very inspirational ones out there, both modern and vintage. It should be fun!

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    1. Yes! Perhaps inappropriately for me, since it is probably going to snow this weekend!

  6. I can't possibly choose a favourite, I really like them all! Love this perfect summery one! I think you can totally rock a whimsy with jeans!

    1. Haha thank you Kate-Em. I do try to rock *everything* with jeans if I can!


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