Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Simply Neutrals Tuesday No. 33 - St Valentine's Day Love

Dear friends - Valentine's Day has come around for yet
another year and I could not think of anything

more appropriate to share with you
this week than my love of hearts
 so here are just a few
 I have created over just the last 3 years or so:

 Naturally you all know how much I create with
antique, vintage and even new laces

so here are just a few of the many I have created:

Some of these have been created as gifts,


 giveaways and also

for sale in my Etsy shop

Heart Cards!

 All of these heart shapes cannot help but evoke
a feeling of peace and love within us
and that is why I create so many of these beautiful

These beads and findings were part of my"Heart Strings"
of about 4 years ago now!

 A perfect heart to display those
special vintage rhinestone pieces!

A heart to hold the memories of a special loved person
in your life so simply created!
So wherever and however you celebrate
Valentine's Day - may it be of
the most joyous love
to those special people in your lives!

Suzy xox 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Simply Neutrals Tuesday No. 32 - Gift Card

 There are so many wonderful people
in the world who whilst working with loss and tragedies
always look to see how they can
help others
I just wanted to acknowledge this 
wonderful act of kindness 
by sending this card I made to a lovely friend
whom I really think deserves this! 
She really is an angel!


I also thought it would be something I could share

Thank you dear Wen for being our sweet host for
another week here!


Wen is hosting this link up party out of
the goodness of her heart
so we can share so much beauty together! 


Thanks everyone for coming to visit and don't forget
to visit her Simply Neutrals Tuesday to 
enjoy more neutral images.

Anyone can join in and it can be as simple as even one picture
as I have done this time!

Hugs to you all, Suzy xxx

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Simply Neutrals Tuesday 31 - For the Love of Old

For the Love of Old
I'm sharing a few precious items I've collected
over the years which surround me 
in my studio where I create!

 There is always the mystery surrounding the stories behind
these old cabinet cards and the
collection of the antique
photo albums
so beautifully decorated and bound

 but for me, personally, I am also very
attracted to the incredibly beautiful fabrics and laces
used in the dresses of these women and young girls

as well as the quality and detail which is so absent today! 
Clothing was meant to last and you only owned
one special dress often which was worn
for special occasions! 

Even the embroidery - so beautiful!

One can barely understand how they could
use such intricate pieces under glass
for an ash tray!!!!! 

Even these little German porcelain dolls' under garments
were hand stitched so beautifully and neatly!
Lasting treasures!

You will, of course, always find a piece of beautiful old lace
in my studio because I don't have to tell you that that is
another addiction of mine!

Everything was so well made 
including these beautiful locks with their
keyhole covers

it matters not that the
 surface becomes damaged with time -
the rust is treasured even more!


Cash books and journals were used for every day purposes
and their leather covers last for centuries!

I'm linking this post to Simply Neutrals Tuesday today
and if you would like to visit more
wonderful neutrals go visit

Thank you Wen for hosting this for us once again and thanks
to all of you who visit and appreciate these loves of mine

Hugs, Suzy xox

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Simply Neutrals Tuesday No. 30

This is the second Simply Neutrals Tuesday party
for the New Year
over at

and this week I am sharing two Guiding Angel Dolls
which I created recently!

Heaven knows we all need Guiding Angels
in our lives at different times
to help to show us the way!!!!

The first 
in shades of white, creams and pinks where I have used
some upcycled vintage clothing in satins and
dyed cheesecloth along with layers of

vintage laces, buckram and wadding for the


 with the addition of
beads and seam binding
and a rhinestone button as embellishments.


 I have really hopped out of my comfort zone to create these
and I have now made about half a dozen angels
using this technique.

They are created in 3 different stages:
Firstly, I created and painted the faces,
Secondly, I ripped and tore and dyed fabrics and layered them
in a pleasing way and
Thirdly, came the wings where I have so far tried two types.

This angel has a vintage beaded collar
wrapped around her neck 


 with layers of beautiful embossed velvet fabric,
tulle and a layer of gorgeous coffee coloured lace fabric
creating her robe



 edged with layers of vintage laces
some pretty rose netted fabric
cover her wings


and always some soft cream sari ribbon - 
this time used as bows!

These two Guiding Angels - rather tattered and torn 
are available in my Etsy shop!

If you wish to see more neutrals used in many different ways
then pop over to Wen's blog and you will some
amazing works there!

 Thank you my friends for you kind comments when
you visit.  It's always great to hear from you!

xox Suzy
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