Sunday, 6 March 2016

Lace and vintage linens

Well  it is official I love lace, am addicted to making it on my embroidery machine and buying it vintage or otherwise. Bid on some beautiful vintage linens last weekend and won, yippee! Arrived and so chuffed with them. At the same time ordered some fabric with a rose print and intend to use parts of the linens along with the rose fabric made into bags, from totes to frame clutches. So exciting a very happy bunny.


Anyway here is a pic of the linens and rose fabric.



Calamity my P foot broke on my embroidery machine, tantrum thrown then thought will make up one of the vintage linen rose bags instead. good job I had finished the top hat and cuff.




Also been working on a lace cuff, stitched out the cuff design on the embroidery machine, only problem should have a dainty edging but I had a box behind the arm (stupid thing to do) and the machine jumped. At least it did the main pattern okay. Just trimmed round the outer design and am sure no one would know.



Plus another top hat fascinator, did a bit more of the piecing on the sewing machine this time. As kept jabbing the needle in my fingers, plasters all over the place and not easy to hand sew.
Love the aqua/turquoise colouring on this one. The boxes arrived to go with them, just need some shredded tissue for the bottom.




Have also launched my Easter products cute egg cup cosies, bunting and cute duck pins

Easter at Carolee Crafts

Check out the other fabulous blogs at Lucy Blossom Crafts


Until next week be good and have fun and almost Easter.








19 comments:

  1. Oh another beautiful fasinator! Xx

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  2. Ooo, I love your vintage embroidered goodies - how lovely. I inherited a few from my Nan but as she used everything they are a little tea/ketchup stained here and there. I plan to maybe make something with the good bits one day - looks like you may have lots of lovely inspiration for me!

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    1. Thank you Julia, love that these vintage items can be repurposed

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  3. Dropping by from Handmade Monday - love the fascinator and the bag is a beauty, everything's so English and country, makes me miss home - Chris :D

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    1. Thank you Chrissie. Living in the country is a constant inspiration to me

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  4. Your work is very beautiful!

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  5. I love your bag made with the vintage embroidery. I sometimes buy pieces, but then never quite know what to do with them.

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    1. I cannot walk past a piece of vintage linen or lace, they just talk to me, lol

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  6. Lace is just SO classic, SO feminine, SO intricate! The bag is beautiful!

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  7. That little bag is gorgeous. My mum has a couple of table cloths embroidered in the same kind of way. It must have been a thing way back, prob when people didn't have television!

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    1. You are right Anna, people read and stitched, now tv takes over.

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  8. I love what you did with the vintage linens! You've had such a productive week!

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  9. You really scored on the linens and lace.!!! Cuter idea for the bag, so feminine.

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