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

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

a quick and easy calendar for 2019


I have the project in a video in my YouTube
It is a desk calendar and is pretty useful  I think.

New calendar size 7 x 7 inches

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Filet crochet bag

How I love the look of this Victorian style lace
Often found on table runners and pillow slips
I am running out of my crochet pieces now and cannot find any more.
See some of the bags I made in my Etsy shop.
I put an antique postcard in each one
The special item on this bag is the antique petit-point pin
It is delicate and very well embroidered. my eyes could not do the tiny stitches.
Filet crochet bag

petit-point
 





Wednesday, December 26, 2018

altered vintage coin purse

I found some more old coin purses and gleefully have set about altering them
This one is more shabby chic , others are steam punk and funky
I find they make good little containers for old photos or dried flowers
Then put them in a guest room to give away.

I will show some more soon

Friday, December 14, 2018

For the door

thanks to a daughter who printed the JOY for me
I sewed it into a hanger for the door or mantle
simple idea I think, looks quite good


I added some vintage lace and a couple of sprigs of berries
tied with a red bow

Thursday, December 13, 2018

a vintage closet pantry

a great folder with plenty of pockets to hold supplies wound onto tags

9 pockets inside  the folder, each has one or two tags wrapped with vintage lace and trims
ties with twin and a nice length of silk chiffon
For sale in my Etsy shop

closet open


closed and tied

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

an angel


waiting for the Holidays
a special angel