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An Imaginary Journey

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

Last winter playing with scraps from something I was cutting out I made this felted wool ‘flower’. This morning I stitched a safety pin on the back to adorn my vintage coat lapel.

When I returned from walking Mademoiselle Agnes I decided to create a vignette.

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

With a posie of bergenias, daisies and ivy.

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

A scarf I made decorated with vintage buttons.

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

Some old suitcases and my ruffle trimmed umbrella.

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

An Imaginary Journey.

What is the destination? Who are the flowers for?

Perhaps it might inspire a story from the writers amongst you!

Time To Rug Up

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

© Sandra Alcorn 2014

With Mr Petal & Pins I’ve just spent a few days in Melbourne. We returned home to decidedly cooler weather and even more spectacular Autumn colours in the garden.

It’s ten degrees and drizzling rain as I post this, definitely the time of year when coats and scarves come out of the wardrobe.

This season my Garden Fairy’s got a new coat – but I’m sure she’ll be wearing her other one too – she’s thrifty like that!

Brocade and Berries

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

© Sandra Alcorn 2012

The week started off with warm days and balmy nights but by the end Autumn’s presence was felt, leading me to make myself a coat out of French matelassé in a paprika and metallic black using a pattern traced from a vintage 60’s evening coat.

I can’t remember from where or when I acquired the vintage coat but imagine I was attracted to the fabric – an emerald green & gold rose patterned  brocade – as much as the cocoon shape cut.

I traced off the pattern a few seasons ago, it was the perfect shape to create a coat for a client from an exquisite gold thread embellished vintage sari she had bought on her travels.

My  Garden Fairy’s green leaf coat is a similar cut with the added detail of red berry cuffs and collar.

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