Thursday, 29 April 2010

Union Jack and old lace!

Aha! I woke this morning with v..v..VROOM and had one of those wonderful creative sessions which leaves you feeling energised and excitied!
My 88 year old mum used to make miles and miles of white lace and sew it onto her nighties, fact EVERYTHING! When she had finished wearing her clothes I ripped off the lace and dunked it into dye baths along with old white sheeting so I now have a delicious collection of coloured lace.

The background I have used is made from paper fabric using pages from an old needlework book and photocopies of of scissors, buttons...anything haberdashery-ish in fact. It was dyed and stamped with gold awaiting for this moment to be pulled out and used!

I love to make backgrounds when I'm not feeling creative as they always come in useful when inspiration strikes and it obviates the need to have start at the beginning and create the background....I can just go to my stash and pull out something suitable. I'm back on track I'm off to make something else....before the creativity drains from me.......WHERE DOES IT GO?
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Marg said...

Where does it go? I don't know, but if you find mine please let me know.
That looks fabulous, I really like it.

jacqueline said...

Dear Moira, you have such a gorgeous blog! Filled with beautiful photos and inspiration! I adore your color lace! I am such a lace nerd! Love them lots. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

u2rblessed said...

Your quilts are amazing, I love the flowers. Kelly's class is going to be so much fun. I love finding such wonderful blogs like yours to read. Who needs to do laundry!

Kate England said...

Moira, this is so beautiful! I love lace too! Looking forward to seeing you in flying lessons!