Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Beautiful Lace

My mum went to Jakarta recently and brought these treasures home. Oodles and oodles of beautiful lace.

Surprisingly, they are not made in Indonesia, they are imported by export clothing manufacturers in Jakarta to be made into or added to womenswear i.e. lingerie, blouses etc. and these are the remnants/overstock that were sold off at a cheaper price. Lucky us! Some are swiss lace (it says so on the roll of cardboard they came in), and is ever so soft..

All sorts of craft ideas went running through my head and before anyone could say "lace!" I was already working on my first project (if only the same enthusiasm accompanies my ever pending household chores, I'd be a domestic goddess! hah!). I had earlier planned to make some cushion covers and figured what could be sweeter than adding some pretty lace to the rose fabric I already had. And the result..

.. a light pink cushion cover with tiny roses, edged with yummy lace..

.. and another one with some pink roses on a sweet baby blue background, again with lace trimming. Simple but yet so sweet.. Am I giving you cavities yet?? :o)

It's getting late and I'm off to bed. Wanna see what else I made with those beautiful lace? I'll post more pictures soon, so stay tuned! Nighty night everyone!

Petals & Berries


zuraida said...

wah... cantik2nya. very beautiful. I wish i can do all the crafting. All i have is the "keras tangan". ;)

Han said...

Congratulations on the launch of your first blog! Love your creations and I always have! I will add your blog to my Favourites and forward to friends too.

Petals and Berries said...

Zu, terima kasih.. alah, dulu pun masa zu kahwin hantaran zu buat sendiri kan? kira talented juga tu.. :o)

Han, Thank you, thank you, thank you. You were one of those who believed in me right from the start.. :o) Thank you again..