Saturday, February 21, 2015

More Fabric Destashing! and New Needlekeep

Whilst creating this new little needle keep

I kept thinking about all the fabric that still needed
to be sorted so I could let another lot leave my
decided to create 4 more fabric packs using these gorgeous
pastel Spring prints of roses, pansies, dots
and paisley.

 These images give you an idea of the quality of these cottons -
I'm sure Robyn Pandolph by Moda
is one brand name that many of you may know!

I have had these fabrics in my stash now
for at least 12 years or more

 and they are still as beautiful as ever, however,
there is a limit to just how much one can 
use (I'm slowly discovering!!! lol!).

Just thinking how well co-ordinated these
fabrics really are 

and how beautifully they would look in a crazy quilt
or any project that would lend itself
to this range of soft colors! 

I'm not sure that I will ever get over my fabric hoarding passion
but at least I have the choice to let others use some of it too!

 I remember well purchasing this one
and thinking how beautiful the background
was woven behind the pink roses in a duck egg blue shade.
It is in fact a Japanese fabric
this one also with
the pretty pansy arrangement


with the pansies and leaves being outlined in gold.
Any way I still have 3 packs left in my 

Enjoy my friends! 
Treasure the days, the hours and even more, the moments!
I'll be back soon!
xox Suzy

Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Vintage Lace Necklace

A new project has been mulling around in my head
for the last couple of weeks and so now 
that it has become manifest
I thought you may
like to see this.


 It is a vintage lace necklace, collar or bib -
depending on how you see it -
above it is displayed 
against some deep burgundy silk velvet

and the many layers of vintage and new
lace pieces have been collaged 

shaped onto some soft white felt


and embellished with several pieces of jewellery
including a vintage cameo, a satin ribbon rose,
a fashioned silk rose (also by me), some
vintage buttons, lace beaded applique and mother of pearl


and it ties with a length of soft cream sari ribbon.

You can find this in my Etsy shop as it is
now for sale! 
I'm linking this post to What's It Wednesday at 
Ivy and Elephants blog with Patti and Paula.


For those of you who knew JoAnna Pierotti
a most beautiful inspirational woman and
mixed media artist of Mosshill Studio
it is with much sadness I wish to inform you 
that she has just passed away
after her journey with breast cancer.
We send our love and prayers to her family. 

xox Suzy

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

More Vintage Keepsakes and a Vintage Clutch

Sharing with you today some new items
just completed using some
beautiful vintage linen from my collection.

Firstly this clutch created from a magnificently hand embroidered
satin stitch tray cloth.
The stitching is truly beautiful!

This image shows the neatness of this satin stitching.

I have added some exquisite wedding lace which I have
owned for approx. 15 years. 

Now sold!

Also are two more vintage jewellery/card keepsakes.

From this cut lace linen doily

I added two more smaller embroidered linen doilies
to create this trifold holder.

 Embellished on the back with two butterflies
the next one I created from a lovely ecru cut lace tray cloth.

 If you want to know more about these with more images
then visit my Etsy shop where they are now
available for sale!

 Thank you so much once again dear bloggers for
leaving such lovely comments on my
Grow Your Blog party post for 
I am so grateful to you.
So nice to meet such a wonderful group of new bloggers 
into the world of blogland!
I am sure new friendships are being initiated.

xox Suzy

Sunday, February 15, 2015

My Giveaway Winner for the GYB Party

Well we have now reached the time for
announcing my Giveaway 
for  the
Grow Your Blog Party
I have to say from my point of view has been a complete
success for yet another year in visiting so many new and wonderful blogs and meeting such a wonderful number of
and the WINNER IS:
(Using the Random Org.)
Janice from the blog Curtains in My Tree.
Congratulations Janice!!! If you could contact me and give me
your address this gift


will be forwarded to you as soon as possible.

Janice has been a collector of the most gorgeous vintage goodies
for a very long time and has decided it is time to declutter her
home and has set up an Etsy shop to help her achieve this.
So go and visit her there to see all the wonderful items
she has to share with you.

I would just like to give Vicki a shout out
a huge big hug with a thank you for the most amazing organization
that has gone into presenting this party.
Vicki is a treasure and a special woman and I think now
after enlisting over 300 blogs into this event she 
deserves some time out for a rest.

The list of Bloggers in this event will remain on Vicki's blog for the
next 12 months for us all to visit!. 

I do hope everybody celebrated a special
Valentine's Day wherever you were

 May you continue to love and be loved the whole year through!

xox Suzy

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Antique Lace Meets New Lace in a Jewellery Keepsake

For all of my readers who enjoyed viewing
my Jewellery Keepsake
I have created another one here today!

 This one is similar to the last trifold one
and I have incorporated
both the use of
some gorgeous antique and vintage pieces of lace.

 based on a cut lace linen napkin

and lined with some very soft white batting

 and this is available in my Etsy shop.
The last one went so quickly that I didn't want to disappoint!
I am sure there will be more if the demand exists!
(I am sorry dear readers - this one too has now sold!).

Thank you always for coming and leaving 
such kind comments. I feel blessed
to know you all!
xox Suzy

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Shabby Vintage/Antique Lace Jewellery Keepsake

Many of you, I know, like myself just love
old lace especially when it's
really old - and it is such a pleasure to work with it too.

Recently I decided to make a Jewellery trifold Wrap/Keepsake
so I pulled out a number of old pretty cotton laces (crocheted and netted), a sweet doily, a shiny Damask napkin, some cream sari ribbon, some felt for lining, a chiffon rose, some
satin applique pieces, seam binding, 
 faux pearls and a sweet Stirling silver Marcasite
and pearl jewellery finding
this was the result.

 A crazy patch worked creation over the top of the
napkin (which I dyed) and

 which I lined with felt

and edged all the way around with some sari ribbon first
and then I over sewed this with some pretty fine lace.

Pockets for jewellery or your favorite cabinet cards,
love notes or postcards.



and this is how it looks when folded.

It now lives in my Etsy Shop
if you wish to see more details.

Thank you for coming to look and I'd like to remind you that
there are now 5 days left for you to enter into my

as part of the Grow Your Blog party.  All the details are at 
the top of this page if you would like a chance to
Thank you everyone for your continued interest and support
in my creativity and there is so much more
creativity on the blogs to see when you visit
the Grow Your Blog Party entrants.
Just click on the button at the top of the page.
Everybody made a start at blogging at one time or another
and it would be so kind if you just gave them
a bit of a leg up to instigate some inspiration!

Love and hugs,

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Two Cards of Innocent Vintage Beauty!

Very much in the sepia tones
are these two cards of pure young vintage
 innocence and beauty
created with layers of vintage ephemera, sweet images,
vintage laces, burlap, scrim and script!





So much of the beauty here lies in all the little details!
I only wish they could appreciate the
joy I received
 in creating with their beautiful images.
Bless their little sweet buttoned boots!!!

they are now available for your perusal
in my Etsy shop.
These collaged cards have now been sold!

Happy Sunday hugs to you all my dear readers!
xox Suzy 

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