Sunday, November 10, 2013

Feminine Treasures ~ Ruffles, Lace and Ribbonwork




  

  


  Ruffles, Lace & Ribbonwork

I've been sewing and crafting since I was a little girl.  It's second nature and a part of my being.
Over the years I have developed a passion and respect for all things "handmade".  I appreciate the time and creativity that goes into making each piece.  
I love old things and I'm always thrilled when I find feminine lovelies such as these.
The two little bags (in first few photos) are Victorian era wrist bags.  Frilly little purses that held a compact, a hanky or a calling card.  They are very old.....  so delicate and fragile.  Both were handmade.  The fine stitching and handwork is amazing.  
I also found this French blue hanky holder.  I loved the ribbonwork flowers.
They are not only beautiful but are little works of art.
I am honored to be the temporary keeper of such beautiful things and hope to someday pass them on to someone who will treasure them as I have.

Have a lovely week.
Elizabeth

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Old Saint Nick - Altered Art









Old Saint Nick Christmas Gift / Hang Tags

I love paper crafting and altered art.  
I was in the mood to create something unique...  OOAK.  Bored with Fall....  I decided to move on to Christmas.  
Didn't know where to begin.........  so, to get inspired I got out my trusty box of "scraps".  I have a big box full of scraps.  Bits and pieces of everything.  You name it...  it's in there!  Pieces of vintage fabric, bits of old lace, ribbon, tulle, feathers, antique sheet music, buttons, pearls, vintage rhinestone jewelry, etc.   
I also have a box of printed "seconds".  Images that didn't print perfectly.  I'm terrible.  I save everything!  I just know I can use it for something even if it's not perfect.
I love old things and prefer a vintage themed Christmas.  I decided to make altered art ornaments staying within the off white and sepia tone color palette.  These paper gift tags can hang on tree or....  would look great on a gift wrapped in brown craft paper.
I love the tone on tone look but I also love my Pink!  I may end up doing a pink and soft teal tree this year.  I suddenly feel inspired....  so, who knows what I'll come up with.  

Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
Elizabeth

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