Monday, June 6, 2011

For the Shabby Chic Romantics

On the weekend I have been busy
making more items for
my Etsy shop.

Firstly

this little fabric journal featuring a favourite
pre-raphaelite print adorned with

printed silk, dyed doilies and laces.
The edges of the felted pages have been embellished
with more vintage laces and silk.

And secondly,
is another needlekeep
(or for that matter, a small booklet
with plain felted pages which could be used to


store photos or scrap booking ephemera).


Detail of closure shown here and

back page.

These items will appear in my Etsy shop as soon as I
can organize this.

For all of you who just can't go past beautiful old lace
I thought I would show you some that I
purchased at a local Flea Market





on the weekend.
Most of the lace shown in these images has been completely
hand made, crocheted or tattered.
I purchased them from a woman who used to make
period costumes
so she was very pleased to see them being used for keepsake items!





Wishing you all a wonderfully productive week
of creativity as well as some fun in the sun!!

Love to you all, Suzy xxx

33 comments:

  1. DROOL!!!!!LOVE!LOVE!LOVE! those laces.More gorgeousness Suzy!I think we both had a BUSY weekend!
    Your Etsy items should fly off those Virtual shelves!
    Playing with our fabrics is heavenly isn't it!!
    Judy x

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  2. Both are amazing suzi!! what a talented artist you are!!!!

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  3. Love your new journals Suzy.
    The lace pieces are to die for. so wonderful

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  4. Your journal and needle book are divine. How lucky to find all that lace and to meet another person who cares about preserving vintage lace :)

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  5. Oh dearest, they are both fantastic beautiful-and already gone,- here morning in Denmark!
    Someone lucky were very quick to be the happy owner of your gorgeus artwork, Suzy.
    And sweet, you were just so lucky,too- all the old fragile lace looks wonderful,and you are going to make it look even prettier, in your works of art.
    Love you, dear-
    Hugs,Dorthe

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  6. Both are absolutely gorgeous,Suzy!!Ohhhhhhhh,
    the lace you found is to die for.I'm sure you will create some beautiful treasures with it!
    Wishing you a wonderful creative week my friend.
    Hugs,
    Marie

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  7. How lucky you were Susie to find that lace! I haven't visited any of the local markets for some time but have never been lucky enough to find lace like that locally.
    All your new creations are wonderful, you certainly have a magic touch.
    Wishing you a great week, looks like winter has arrived in our beautiful valley, stay warm.
    Hugs Alveen

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  8. gorgeous - bundles of romance and tattered love

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  9. Suzy,

    Thank your for your email. As you can see it helps!!! Your needle books aere totally gorgeous, and already away. Your so lucky to find such beautiful lace!!

    Hugs
    Yvonne

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  10. I am drooling over those lovely laces! What a find! I know they'll be transformed into your wonderful creations, adding a vintage touch. Your fabric journal and needlekeep are gorgeous!

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  11. I just love all of these. I am one who cannot pass up old lace. You have found some fabulous pieces. Beautiful. Happy Monday.

    Hugs, Jackie

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  12. I can see you are on a creative roll these days - bravo! Gorgeous lace...

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  13. Beautiful work. The lace is gorgeous and you have honored all the workmanship with your lovely creations. You are amazing Suzy! Hugs and smiles, Sharon

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  14. Very beautiful journals Suzy and the lace are so wonderful I'm sure they will be used for something very beautiful.
    Hugs Anni

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  15. Gorgeous chic iI would say and those laces, melt, melt. xox Corrine

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  16. Hi Suzy,
    Oh gosh, another two gorgeous pieces made by you!
    Ahhh, how pretty and sweet are those pieces of lace.
    You have inspired me to have a go at making a fabric journal, um, no where near as good as yours however I've had a go and need to iron out a few problems.
    Thanks for the inspiration Suzy, I'll keep trying.
    Creative hugs,
    Anna

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  17. OH SO BEAUTIFUL. I always love your creations! so inspirational you are!

    those flea laces and crochet pieces are such a great find! I've been back into making crocheted pieces again....I really can't get enough of them either!

    ciao bella


    CREATIVE CARMELINA

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  18. Suzy I just had to come over to thank you for the loveliest message you left for me. It blessed me so much! And I thank you for that.

    Everytime I see a piece of your artwork I just catch myself sighing. It is so unique and beautiful. I think the laces you found are really special too.
    hugs from here...
    June

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  19. Oooo that lace, that lace!!!!!! ♥♥♥
    xo
    Gail

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  20. Love your beautiful pieces. Laces are just so dreamy. Wonderful week to you...

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  21. Came home from my granddaughter's wedding. Had to see what Suzy has been up to. Wow, so many beautiful items for sales. And how great it is to find so many hand made laces.

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  22. What lovely creations and what great flea market finds. I, too, love those Waterhouse paintings

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  23. Dear Suzy, Your creations are always such eye candies that I have to look at the enlarged pictures, so that I don't miss a detail. Again you have created such gorgeous needlekeeps.
    It looks like you had some fun at the flea market :-). I love what you found. The laces are very yummy and the silver pitcher and the glass bowl are beautiful too. Enjoy your wonderful finds, sweetie!
    Sleep well and have a great Wednesday!
    Love and hugs,
    Julia

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  24. oh that lace is to 'dye' for. What a find! I am looking forward to the amazing creations you are going to make!

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  25. Hi dear Suzy, I am not surprised reading to you so busy, your wonderful creations embellish the time!
    What beautiful finds you made on markets, these laces are an inestimable chance!

    Beautiful day
    Hugs

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  26. out of the abundant beauty of your heart you create, and find more treasures to lavish more beauty, and fill the world with love~
    love~
    abigail

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  27. This is my kind of post Marie ~ I love every single little bit of it! Your posts and blog grows more beautiful each time I visit it! I am off to your Etsy store next my dear. Have a fabulous rest of your week!

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  28. Que lindo fecho... está tudo lindo...

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  29. Your journal is amazing! Fantastic work. I love it!
    Have a nice day
    Hugs Alexandra

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  30. Morning Suzy
    Ohhhh exquisite feminine works of art !!I am sure with the wet days of late your hands,fingers and soul are creating more treasures!!.So glad you visited the Market that special morning as the captivating vintage pieces were just waiting for you to stroll by and obtain....such joy and delight ...Have a lovely day Luv Ros xx

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  31. Suzy, these laces are exquisite.
    Sending hugs your way!
    Diane

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Thank you so very much for stopping here to say hello and to see what I have been creating. I really treasure each and everyone of you for your comments. It is so appreciated....Suzy

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