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Inspiration: Lovely Old Lace

There is a cabinet of lovely old lace fragments at my local museum, which always serves to remind me that it is good to tackle a more complicated craft project every now and then, and that it is amazing what craftsmen and women could make with their hands before machinery started to do it for us.

These pieces of handmade lace are so delicate and intricate, and must have taken an immense amount of time to complete: they certainly show the benefits of patience and dedication.

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Monday Mood Board: Colour-Matching

Monday Mood Board

PINK-FLATLAY

The pink cherry blossom is out in the garden now, making pink my colour of the week!

Monday Mood Board

colour-matching

I am particularly partial to the shade of greeny-blue often described as eau-de-nil, and the contrast with the orange glaze on the rim of this bowl is rather eye-catching.

Monday Mood Board

pantone-green-shoots

Bright greens make me think of spring- which is hopefully on it’s way!

Monday Mood Board: Dahlias

SALMON-PINK-DAHLIAS

The Dahlias are still looking gorgeous; I love the gradation of hues, and the structural pattern formed by the petals.

 

Monday Mood Board: Vintage Embroidery

Some more lovely vintage and antique embroideries, this time in neutral white and creams. I featured coloured embroideries a few weeks ago, but felt that these understated lovelies deserved their own post! Some are destined to be sold as they are, and some will be upcycled.

Monday Mood Board- Flowers

FLOWER-MOOD-BOARD

I am inspired by all things floral at the moment, particularly the vibrant colours that can be found in the garden now that the flowers are blooming!

LACE-FLOWERS CERAMIC-FLOWER

This is a mish-mash of crafty floral items: the ceramic flowers are vintage, the postcard was from Paperchase, the leather flower was made in this DIY post, and the vintage buttons and handmade lace motifs are awaiting an appropriate project!

FLOWER-MONTAGE

Bright Colours and Sunshine

VINTAGE-HABERDASHERY

Some colourful vintage sewing bits and pieces on this sunny bank holiday weekend…

HAND-DYED-LACE

…I dyed the lengths of vintage handmade lace myself (see previous post here).

The sunshine is definitely inspiring the use of bright colours, so I have spent the afternoon in the garden making a brightly coloured tassel garland- photographs to follow soon!

VINTAGE-SEWING

VINTAGE-THREADS

Many Colours

PAINT-SWATCHES

These coloured paper rectangles were taken from a paint company colour chart- I stuck them in my sketch book as I liked the look of all of the colours together, and they’ve given me ideas for different colour combinations for a few craft projects.

PAINT-SAMPLES

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