I'm also buying different glues to test them out as I am trying to find the best glue to stick leather. If anyone has any recommendations please let me know! Today I have bought Beacon's Tacky Glue and Aleene's Leather and Suede Glue and the other day I bought Bostix Leather Glue. I know alot of people love glue guns but I just don't feel the love there and never find they stick things properly - maybe I just need to buy a better one that gets hotter!
So I've made a few more leather flowers - I made some smaller leather poppies and a couple of other leather flowers.
This one is a sunflower - I absolutely love the bright colour of this leather!!
On the flower below, I rubbed Treasure Wax into the leather and then polished it with a soft cloth. The metallic in the wax catches the light nicely although hard to see it in the photo!
I also wanted a heart banner in brightly coloured cotton fabrics and couldn't decide whether to a have a go with my sewing machine (I'm not very confident on it!!) or hand sew one! I decided that handsewn would give it a more shabby chic look! It was more time consuming but I am pleased with the result! I added some little red satin bows in between the hearts and this stopped them slipping along the jute string.
I have a nice large jar of dried lavender from my garden so I made a cute little Scottie dog and stuffed him full. He smells lovely! I also stitched in one of my homemade tags!
I ordered a new stamp from Malaysia and it arrived this week! I wanted something that I could stamp on the top of card to put my brooches on, I think it makes them look more professional!
This is what it looks like on the brooch card
It's a bank holiday weekend here in England, who knows we may be lucky and get some sun. I am hoping to go to a Vintage Fair tomorrow. Whatever your plans for the weekend, have a good one!