Wednesday, February 20, 2019

village in the country with paint and stitching

love to combine techniques and came up with this one
Canvas painted with 4 cottages then machine embroidered
all is nicely mounted onto vintage lace






Friday, February 15, 2019

Marie Antoinette fragrant pillows


sweet little cushions with lavender inside
I used an idea from Marie and her love of flowers and embroidery
there are ribbon embroidered roses and french knots along the sides of the images
now I think they look like she may have made them in her final days
about 8 inches
RIP
Marie's hand with rose

portrait of Marie

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

vintage wall paper folder


Folder has lots of pockets and tags with lace and images
it is sold but more on the way
I put a small notebook inside and a variety of big and small tags
there is an old embroidered piece on the front



Sunday, January 27, 2019

Folk liked my book cover


a book made from card-stock
filled with Paris  ephemera
I made it with glue binding
perfect bound
6 x 9 inches with tags and pockets and old script

front cover

Friday, January 25, 2019

wall art Memories




I made this piece from a board off an old book, the cover actually
that gives me another bit to work with including the raggedy spine
I decided to use objects on my work table for fun
It turned out alright
added the little metal tag at the top and that finished the composition

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Festive Paris, lace book

I have made another lace textile book
It has a French theme and look
I always want to jump on a plane and go when I create them
Bit hard to find some of the lace now, markets are full of imports, like most other places
Here is a quick glimpse

Monday, January 14, 2019

a French silk sachet

with lavender filling
The bag is silk brocade and the flower vintage that I cut from an old doily
wish you could smell the aroma, fills the Island air


Friday, January 11, 2019

My popular tattered lace journals


I like to keep the look clean and pretty with these journals
as usual they tend to be French inspired
I cannot keep enough in stock but I do have plenty of lace to finish the pages
I will tell you when I run out, I will probably before that happens.
The really good lace is harder to find, it is not available anywhere in Europe I find.





2 pages

the back