Sunday, June 10, 2012

Keepsakes from Cut Lace Napkins

There are several women out there at present
whom could certainly do with some
little cheer, kindness and beauty
in their lives that
 they could
and so I decided to dive into my baskets
of lace, doilies and cloths
(where else I ask you???)

and pull out several of these simple but ever 
so beautiful linen cut lace napkins
to create some
of these little keepsakes!


and another one, like this

with a corsage from a satin suffolk puff
(they are so easy to make from a
circle of gathered fabric!)

and this one

with some pretty beaded lace
with pearls
Image here was from Cemerony-Share

and one which bears an image of
the Madonna and child.
Now doesn't the image accompanied by the cut lace flower
look so beautiful and simple.

You see it only takes a simple thing to start with 
to create something 
which will be come a precious little
keepsake that means something
special and meaningful
to someone.

I have also added to the back of each napkin
even more plain lace and cut lace fabric.


and before you know it
you have a selection of
these little treasures

to lift the hearts of just a few
in need!

xxx Suzy


  1. Suzy, these pieces will certainly delight!They are GORGEOUS!!
    Suffolk Puff, I LOVE making these...I must have made hundreds and hundreds over the years.There are so many different ways of using them.

  2. Very beautiful and the size is just perfect for sitting in hands that need some comfort. Love the Madonna image.

  3. Perfectly delightful, so, so sweet :)

  4. Just divine! What a lovely way to cheer up those ladies!

  5. You have worked your magic again!!! Beautiful !! You are such a kind and generous heart Suzy!! Your friends will be so touched by your generosity and creativity!! what treasures!! I snap up these little beauties wherever I can find them!!! Create on Dear girl!!!

  6. Wahoo! I love your pockets!!! They are so fine! Thanks for these creations!

  7. Delightful little gifts from your heart, Suzy!

  8. A truly beautiful selection of lovelies! As always, your layers of textures are exquisite.

  9. These are perfect Projects,
    My Mother passed December 5th My sister & I flew to England in mid November It was up to us to clear the apartment, I came across her treasure's Napkins that belonged to my Grandmother 4 of them I have several broaches & pins these are not of any Value other than sentimental. This would be a great way to showcase them....
    Have a good one Ann/alba

  10. These are a delight Suzy, you always use such beautiful images. They certainly lifted my sprits today.
    Your book in your last post was so beautiful, a true inspiration.
    Have a wonderful week,
    Hugs, Angela.x

  11. Inspired beauties. It doesn't get any better! It is always interesting seeing what ideas come to us from our stash. You have turned the pieces of lace into some really wonderful pieces of art.

  12. Simply gorgeous!! All of them =)

  13. It's so like you to think of others and want to spoil them with these beautiful keepsakes. I love the way you layer your pieces. Made with much love.


  14. Beautiful and thanks for sharing. xoxox

  15. These are so wonderful, Sassy! I just love stopping by to see what you have created! You always have something new, something wow! I love what you have done here. I have tons and tons of hand adorned napkins. I think it's time to start re-purposing some items around here! Some of my big table clothes are soiled and stained but I just cannot part with something almost 100 years old!

    You've shown me a lot of inspiration Sassy!


  16. I had forgotten how much I loved working with vintage linens until just recently...I reworked a 100yr old petticoat for my son's girlfriend adding crochet and lace to make it wearable...patching, adding, stitching, handling...oh, such joy it brings! Your pieces speak to me in the same language!! Blessings..

  17. Such a sweet and thoughtful gesture Suzie. The recipients of your special gifts will surely treasure them and have their spirits lifted!!

  18. Hi dear Suzy,
    your keepsakes are to die for - just gorgeous.Have a wonderful week.

  19. All has been said in the comments above Suzy....and they are all so right!! the little keepsakes are so stunning...beautiful made and a joy to look at from here....greetings Francien.

  20. Sweetest heart, you will sure lift the spirits of the ones recieving one of your gorgeous creations. What a heartfelt thought, dear Suzy.They arte all so very beautiful, and such fantastic work of art,my friend.
    I wish you a happy day-I know it will be :-)
    Love to you -

  21. Great and beautiful work!
    kind regards, Corina

  22. Suzy, your art is such an inspiration and how thoughtful to think of those in need, am sure the receivers of these keepsakes will feel especially touched with your treasures. Hope your week-end wasn't too rainy, as ours has been up here. Can't wait to see your next creations, Robyn xx

  23. Oh, to be a fly on your wall and watch you create all these layers of lavely things.

  24. Hello my dear sweet Suzy, I'm finally trying to catch up and obviously missed so much here. All the journals, books, keepsakes and tags you've created are just stunning with lots of wonderful details.
    I'm sure Deb will be over the moon when she receives those gorgeous pages you've made for her. How sweet that you included a picture of your grandparents.
    You found some fabulous treasures lately. The laces are exquisite but I also love that book, the crochet threads and the frame.
    I'll e-mail you soon, my friend.
    Have a lovely Wednesday :-)!

  25. I have a few of these napkins saved aside, just waiting for some inspiration. Looks like I need to get busy. Thanks Suzy, you always inspire me.

  26. You do such beautiful work and are so prolific... I am always astounded. They are gorgeous. Hugs from AK, Karen

  27. Can I come and have a sew day with you?
    I love your inspiring work!!

  28. Hi Suzy,
    Beautiful post, filled with my favorite things.
    Lace, lace and more lace!
    enJOY a lovely day,

  29. I am holding one of those exquisite creations in my hands, and it is truly gorgeous. Every time you touch the beautiful embellishments you can feel that it was made with love and friendship, it is so very precious. And its arrival was perfectly timed for this week's White Wednesday, lol.

  30. Suzy these creations are so beautiful and made with love from your heart. You are a blessing my dear and so kind and generous to so many others. You are a treasure!

  31. I love everything you have created. Are these available for sale?

  32. Wow, these little keepsakes are divine my friend! You are busy as a you ever sleep?

    Have a lovely day!


  33. A beautiful thought and beautiful work. I hope the recipients truly appreciate the generous lady who made them

  34. Dear 2012
    Thank you for your kind comment!

    These are also available for sale (not these particular ones!) but can be made for you. Please contact me leaving a way I can reply to you as your blog is private!
    With many thanks,

  35. Dear sweet Suzy,
    You are such a kind, giving person. I love these keepsakes that you've made. All the lacey goodness. Each one made with love, you can tell. Your recipients will be thrilled. You are a blessing, my friend.
    Hugs and love,

  36. Dear Suzy your new creations with cut lace napkins are gorgeous, love the way you have embellished every of them with more lace and ribbon and images, wish you a lovely weekend.
    Hugs and love Anni

  37. You was very busy Suzi your works are so fantastic and I think I must needly a little bag today :) They are so cute!
    And yes we shall do a SWAP. I have holidays now and time ... I hope I have time ... maybe a little filled bag and a fabric collage .... ??? :)
    Hugs and kisses

  38. Suzy - these are so gorgeous! Love the delicate feel of each one. It looks like you have also combined paper with fabric? awesome!
    Thanks for asking about my hubby. His surgery is scheduled for June 25. We see my brother's doctors this week and I have been praying for good news on the later. We will know more then. Have a great week! xoxo

  39. These are so exquisite, each one as beautiful as the other but unique in their own special way just gorgeous. jayne x

  40. I know the recipients of these will know they are loved and thought about. Beautiful!

  41. Suzy, Its amazing what you do with some cut lace fabric and doileys!
    I have a stack of those and never know how to use them. Your an inspiration to us all!
    hugs Lynn

  42. Beautiful- beautiful- and more beautiful. Your friends will be over the moon delighted with the treasures-- you have such a giving spirit- no wonder we all love you so much-

    I'm looking forward to seeing your craft room and your baskets of linens at the blogging party!


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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