Thursday, April 25, 2013

Vintage Lace Notebooks

These are two are my latest little notebook, journal cover books that I have created for Mothers Day. It is on the second Sunday of May here in Australia.

I loved this marble sign on a gravesite we recently visited when we were looking for my husband's forebears.  Oops have just realised my foot was in there!!

Have a lovely day!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Raggy Lace Lampshade

 I started off by dyeing my laces & fabrics a lovely dusky pink shade (photo hasn't picked up just how lovely a colour it is)!
 I sewed & tied on strips of lace & fabric.  My friend Pam made the lace rose for me.  I added a bit of seam binding ribbon.
This is it a shabby little lampshade.  I found the vintage lamp base & wire frame at a garage sale.  I really enjoyed this project & can't wait to do another!

Photos From My Holiday To France

Thanks Suzi for reminding me to post photos!  It was such a wonderful holiday & I would love to go again but I think I would make it a summer trip!  Seeing the Eiffel Tower was awesome.  It was built for a trade fair in 1889 & was supposed to have been removed after that, thankfully they kept it!  I loved the markets & found lots of lovely goodies, old lace being a top priority!  Some market stalls were really expensive but then some stalls were a real jumble & things would be cheaper!  I used to be a florist so I loved all the little florist shops & market stalls selling flowers,  I even loved taking photos of the vegies. 

My next lot of photos are on my husbands camera so I will show them on another post!

Have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Back Again!

Hi everyone,
I seem to be more on Facebook these days & the weeks have been so busy with markets etc, probably a bit too busy!  These photos are from The Handmade Expo on Sunday at Morayfield.  I shared a site with Lisa from Inn Country.

I promise to get back here a bit more regularly from now on!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Home Again....

Hi everyone,

Well I have been home for a week now, have already done one market & have two more to go this weekend!!  Our trip was so wonderful & if you want to see some of my photos pop on over to my Bears and Old Lace facebook page.  After this weekend I will post some more of my trip photos.
There were so many gorgeous little florist shops everywhere!
These are the old bears I picked up from various markets.  Ok I had better get back to the sewing machine lol!

Monday, November 5, 2012


Here's a few of the sweet little pincushions I have been making lately!  I love the round one with the vintage tape measure around it.  I have used an old tin for the bottom (it's great as I won't damage myself with pins & needles coming out the bottom)! 

I hope you are all having a lovely Monday!

Monday, October 22, 2012

New Collage & A Holiday....

This is my latest collage.  I'm really enjoying creating them & it's so much fun using up all my old laces & bits & pieces.

I'm really excited to be able to tell you that my husband & I will be travelling to France & England in the not too distant future!  I'm even learning French but I'm thinking it's a good thing my husband speaks it as I'm having a hard job retaining it at the moment!  I can't wait to hit the markets & find lots of treasures.  I've heard things are quite expensive at some of these markets so I will definitely have to bring out all my bargaining skills!

Have a lovely week everyone!