Thursday, August 10, 2017

and some more old style bags

two faves

I am enjoying the art of putting lace and trims together in a pleasant way
I can do most by machine sewing which suits my hand surgery,  I have really one hand at present.
hope you like seeing this new collection
be glad to answer any questions.
Yes they all have nice linings  so nothing can fall out.

five attic bags

three more

Friday, August 4, 2017

more old lace art

I am using my stash,  (small)  of crochet table centers from down under.
some had to be coffee dyed and others wore the patina of use

Filet crochet

I have sold the three here, but more similar, will be in my Etsy shop
I am very fond of crochet, mainly because it was done with loving hands.
I do a bit myself and maybe that caused my recent hand surgery.
the bags are nice to use as gift bags, keep jewelry and special trinkets inside
they remind me of ladies of the Victorian era, gloves and hanky and maybe a visiting card

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Little felt project

My new found happiness is making felt critters while I watch TV
love the small animals and birds I have created
Just a big kid I am


daughter has one of these

clip art

Sunday, July 30, 2017

I made another of my attic bags

My attic tote used all sorts of vintage trims and fabric
I worked on it about a week, perhaps most of that time was finding the right materials to achieve the tattered look
There is a secret under each layer that only the buyer will see
It is 50.00 if you would like it.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

pages from my sketch book

I left some sketches to color later with colored pencil or paints
If you use them would love to see results

hill villages

country life  

daily notes and drawings

Friday, July 7, 2017

two brooches, French style

Hearts for Paris, two hand sewn brooches with vintage flowers
wear them to a garden Fete'
or decorate a sweater for winter blues

Thursday, July 6, 2017

fabric journal for friends

You can find this very lovely journal with lots of pictures,
in my shop
Fun to create, I did work on it for a couple of weeks
the results are pleasing and the book feels great in the hand
has tabs, lots of lace, pockets and quotes

fo mon amis

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Birthday America

a special gift for you

our song

To make the Celebration bow
Tie three nice ribbons into bows
I used wired taffeta for the stripes
the top bow is silk organza
Stack them and glue to a piece of felt

For the ruffled center
I used wired ribbon a yard long
I gathered one side tightly by pulling the wire
Then circled the ruffle onto a felt piece
added a button to the middle and then glued it to the bow assemblage
To hang I made a loop with string and glued to the back

love Lilla