Petal & Pins

Month: May, 2013

Knit One Purl One

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

A Spring Proposal

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

It was on the first day of Spring one year that Mr Petal & Pins proposed we get married.

The plum tree is one of the first trees to burst into blossom in my garden and this Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe design was made from the blossoms last Spring.

It’s a wedding gown – for a garden fairy – and since today is our wedding anniversary I thought it the perfect thing to post.

On A Jaunty Angle

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

Acorn beret for the Garden Fairy’s Wardrobe.

Spice It Up

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

© Sandra Alcorn 2013

The Pepper tree at the end of the street is covered with pink peppercorns at the moment and I can’t resist to stop and crush some in my hand to release the peppery aroma when ever I walk past.

Montmartre Memento


I have just made a shirt for Mr Petal & Pins from fabric bought on last years trip to Paris.
He has several shirts made from fabric bought on our travels – they make a great memento and back home when I start cutting the cloth i’m taken back to that place and time.

The ‘Paris’ shirt is in a pure cotton from Tissus Reine in Montmartre
and the print reminds me of the tin paint boxes I had as a child.


The colours remind me of Chagall’s painting on the Palais Garnier ceiling.


I’ll enjoy seeing Mr Petal & Pins wearing the ‘Paris’ shirt and reminiscing about strolling around Montmartre stopping for lunch at Le Gascon and drinks at our (temporary) local – Le Refuge.


I also bought these Eiffel Tower scissors – aren’t they cute!


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