Thursday, July 16, 2015

An Antique Lace and Tapestry Keepsake


 Remember me showing you this image in my last post
where I was pulling out some of my most precious
pieces of antique lace as well as some vintage tapestry fabric?
I have turned some of them into this sweet


 Some of these laces pieces have been in my collection


 for quite a long time and some other pieces
I have recently purchased from
(You just never know what little vintage or antique 
pieces you're going to come across there!!!).
The tapestry fabric comes from some recycled purses.

 I wanted to create something kind of special with these little
fragments of old cotton lace
which a lace lover would be able to treasure

 as a keepsake in itself.

 This image shows the original press studs which
were on this piece - possibly a child's 
or a doll's dress
the broderie anglais on the front 
has been so beautifully hand embroidered
with tiny flowers with very fine
cotton thread.

Every piece of lace has been dyed by me -
even the soft cotton lining.


It truly is a special and delicate
piece to treasure and it is available in my Etsy shop.

♥♥♥ ♥♥♥

My new journal "TheDream of Dance"
is almost finished


unfortunately with the fading of the day and
 the light here at present
 with heavy clouds
and misty rain
doesn't really do any justice to my photographs


 so I've decided to show them possibly
in my next post.
Sorry about that folks!!!


See my shadow in the foreground?
Anyway you can certainly know what it is all about
from these images!

"It will cost you nothing to dream
and everything not to". 

Thanks for your most appreciated visits!

 xox Suzy


  1. Oh my such a beautiful keepsake Suzy! The original touches such as the clips make it even more precious. The lace looks divine.
    From what I can see of your new journal it will be just as lovely. x

  2. hello
    toujours émerveillée par tes créations
    je ne regrette pas mon achat de la pochette
    bonne semaine

  3. Hi Suzy, what a beautiful keepsake you created using these treasured accents.The lace and the details are stunning. Just lovely, and your new journal looks like it is just gorgeous too. Have a blessed

  4. I cannot wait for the clouds to dissipate and the sun to come out so that you can take some pictures of such a beautiful piece of art. You have most certainly outdone yourself on this one, Suzy ... it is beautiful!

    Happy sun to you!

  5. Oh Suzy, these are spectacular! You have a talent for layering like no other, I am always inspired.
    hugs and JOY,

  6. That is such a special keepsake! Great quote at the end of the post, too.

  7. Gorgeous treasures indeed Suzy! I love your gorgeous creations!

  8. Such a beautiful piece, Suzy! Your work is exquisite. I look forward to seeing your Dream of Dance journal when it's completed. Thank you so much for buying from my shop and sharing the link!

  9. The keepsake is beautiful. Love it. I'm glad it has already found a new home. The book you are working on looks very enticing. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  10. that is such a gorgeous and enchanting keepsake Suzy-no surprise it already sold!! You make the most beautiful things with your laces and vintage images. It's always such a treat to visit here:)

  11. Suzy , that is absolutely stunning !!! Love your work !

  12. Suzi

    I can't wait to see all the pics when you can. My daughter took ballet for years and we still have some of her slippers. Wish we had kept all of them. Looks like another gorgeous piece.


  13. Such a sweet pouch - it's no wonder it has sold so quickly!

  14. Suzy, Thank you for the dreams you inspire in all of us. You are an angel. Love you, Nancy

  15. Hello
    Oh my dear, what wonderful keepsake! I love it!
    Hugs and kisses

  16. Wow beautifull works, just love laces you used, and that nice vintage studed, or snap metal on the dolls or childs piece, has a nice worn look to it.
    Truly beautifull
    Hugz and keep warm xox

  17. As always simply gorgeous, dear Suzy!
    Have a lovely day.
    Sending hugs and love,

  18. Both creations are gorgeous! Can't wait to see the rest of the book. As always your work is so inspiring, thank you for sharing.

  19. My dear friend, home again, and wanted to see what you have been up to !!
    And oh what a most beautiful keepsake you have created. I love the tapestry in the middle, and all the gorgeous laces you have used . Such a gorgeous creation, dearest Suzy.
    Your book, looks stunning too, just to see it from outside, and I`m sure I will need long time to experience all the inside pages and their magical beauty.
    Sweetie, I`m still tired from the travel, and all the wonderful hours with everyone, so please excuse me for not writing right away !!
    I send you love from afar, my precious friend .


  20. Love the keepsake
    I have one of your keepsakes hanging on my wall with other cloth treasures I have made.

  21. Como siempre haciendo cosas maravillosas. Realmente te admiro. Tienes unas manitos muy hacendosas.
    Saludos desde Chile


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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