Thursday, April 25, 2013

Vintage Lace Notebooks

These are two are my latest little notebook, journal cover books that I have created for Mothers Day. It is on the second Sunday of May here in Australia.

I loved this marble sign on a gravesite we recently visited when we were looking for my husband's forebears.  Oops have just realised my foot was in there!!

Have a lovely day!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Raggy Lace Lampshade

 I started off by dyeing my laces & fabrics a lovely dusky pink shade (photo hasn't picked up just how lovely a colour it is)!
 I sewed & tied on strips of lace & fabric.  My friend Pam made the lace rose for me.  I added a bit of seam binding ribbon.
This is it a shabby little lampshade.  I found the vintage lamp base & wire frame at a garage sale.  I really enjoyed this project & can't wait to do another!

Photos From My Holiday To France

Thanks Suzi for reminding me to post photos!  It was such a wonderful holiday & I would love to go again but I think I would make it a summer trip!  Seeing the Eiffel Tower was awesome.  It was built for a trade fair in 1889 & was supposed to have been removed after that, thankfully they kept it!  I loved the markets & found lots of lovely goodies, old lace being a top priority!  Some market stalls were really expensive but then some stalls were a real jumble & things would be cheaper!  I used to be a florist so I loved all the little florist shops & market stalls selling flowers,  I even loved taking photos of the vegies. 

My next lot of photos are on my husbands camera so I will show them on another post!

Have a lovely weekend!