Saturday, December 3, 2016

Skating Children--Take Two


These three little Victorian children have skated right into my heart....as I mentioned in my last post, I wanted to try and make an ornament using this very sweet image.The first one I created is the one with the ivory cotton lace ruffle. I wasn't sure where I was going with this design-wise but I did know that I wanted these ornaments to be one-of-a-kind.


These are medium to large sized ornaments compared to some tree ornaments I hang on my tree. They measure approximately 5"x 4", though the lace on the ornament pictured above extends slightly over the edges making the dimensions closer to 6" x 5". They look beautiful on a tree, and would also make a nice decorative piece hanging from a peg or doorknob....


This one has a vintage lace hanger and a tulle bow.


The second one turned out well, and it has crinkled bias tape bows, some braided trim and a vintage lace hanger. A little heart button was added in the corner.


Here it hangs from the door of my hutch.


Here is the third one....... I really like this one a lot. But then again I have a hankering for doilies....I'm told that not everyone does....can you even imagine?


Yes, this is definitely my favorite.....so I decided to make a similar one to send off to a friend of mine...


.......and now I have a new favorite! I love the vintage lace on this one and how they look together. It's a lot like creating a collage which I have always love to do. Could there be anything more gratifying then collaging with lace?  Although that was a rhetorical question, if I were to answer it, the answer would be no!


I hope I can get my hands on some more of this lace. It came in a bag of lace remnants and there was only a little bit of this particular ecru lace, about a 1/2 yard. I love it!


I have now made two bags and four pillow ornaments from this image. I also printed tags for each item using the same image printed on card stock and outlined with gold glitter paint. It adds a nice touch either attached to the pillow or bag with a pin or used as a gift tag or gift enclosure card.


I have really enjoyed creating these charming little ornaments and I hope that I can find time to make one for my own Christmas tree. I also have purchased some new graphics and I am looking forward to using them on future projects, so stay tuned!

Oh my! It's after midnight and I have to get up early tomorrow so I will say goodnight and wish all of you a wonderful weekend. It's going to be a cold one especially on Sunday but I have lots of craft fairs to go to and a cookie swap to attend so I won't even notice the weather! Night friends!


***Image by FrenchPaperMoon***