Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Treacle Market

This Sunday 27th May Sesame and Lilly are standing at the wonderful
Treacle Market in Macclesfield.

Come along and say hello.


Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Picture Perfect

A while ago I purchased a beautiful vintage Victorian leather photo album.

Although, sadly, it has no photographs inside it, I still find it an incredibly beautiful album that has been loved in times past.

With a dark tan leather cover, embossed with birds and gold trees it sits looking pretty on my shelf at home

Given as a gift to Miss Swann

It has the most beautiful painted pages inside

I would love to display the pages in frames around our home, but alas i could never bear to pull apart such a beautiful album.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

A Stitch in Time

I have been working on some new ideas for Sesame and Lilly lately, amongst trying to finish lots of freelance designs projects.

I find sewing relaxes me, plus I am a total geek who loves nothing more than creating!

I wanted to try some more 'free' stitched embroidery to place into some vintage photo frames I recently purchased.

Whilst creating I found inspiration on some of my favourite websites

Below are the designs I have completed to sit in the vintage frames


Thursday, 12 April 2012

Eye Candy Part 3

A couple of years ago, I was lucky enough to be purchase a private collection of vintage dress swatches from New York.

These came from an old fashion house that was closing.

 The swatches had been used to show clients details to choose from when designing their clothing.

For example, a beaded neckline, embroidery on the hem and cuffs.
All where hand stitched and beaded, amazing work.

I sold a few for inspiration to some of the big high street brands, but many I kept for myself, wrapped in layers of tissue, ready to frame for my home.

I feel so lucky to have them. 
These few pictures just show a small example of the swatches, I will post more at a later today but for now I hope you love them as much as I do.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

In the Haze

For Creative Wednesday, I thought i'd share some of the colour palettes for my  print design work that I am busy with.

I love combining and creating my own little world of colour

Happy Wednesday

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Vintage Wedding Day

Creative Wednesday has a romantic wedding feeling to it today.

I am lucky that i receive orders for custom Sesame and Lilly creations, many of these are in the form of wedding products, which i truly love creating.

I produce Wedding Guest Books and also Wedding Ring Pillows custom made to the clients requirements.

If you would like to order a custom made product then please email me.


Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Petite Love

I have been super busy this past week with deadlines for an important freelance brief.
This has now been handed over so I am free to create for the rest of the week!

I have been adding new product to the shop and today I have added the Petite Love Bunting.

Created from vintage French fabric scraps, printed wtih the letters spelling LOVE.

 Each petite flag mesaures 6 x 4cm
Perfect for hanging across bookshelves, mirrors and your favourtie picture

I also had to share with you my finds from the weekend of vintage hunting-cute hey!?

Happy Tuesday