July 12, 2013

Where Bloggers Create 2013

I’m happy to participate for the second time in Karen Valentine’s great
Welcome to my studio!

Vintage with Laces - Studio
Since last year I’ve moved some things around. Not the large furniture though. All those pieces just seem to be in the most convenient spots. It’s mainly the decoration that has been changed and I hope you like to take the tour even if you have visited my studio last year.
This is the view from the door. My cutting table consists of two drawer chests that are placed back to back and therefore provide a large work space – hypothetically, lol. Unfortunately it hardly ever looks so clean and is mostly buried under fabrics, lace and paper.


Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio


I found this large metal industrial basket some months ago at a scrap yard and knew right away that I had to have it. I use it to store larger fabric and lace pieces.


Metal Industrial Basket
Vintage with Laces - Studio
My glass cabinet holds vintage linen and some baskets that are filled with lace.


Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio
 Glass Cabinet Decoration
Clothes Hanger with Lace
I keep wide pieces of lace on this altered clothes hanger.


Lace on Clohtes Hanger
I exchanged my spring bunting with this one. The burlap I used is very old and solid. I embellished the triangles with lace and buttons. Simple but sweet.


Burlap Lace Bunting
I had taken a picture outside before fixing it underneath the shelf.

Bunting with Shutter
I love vintage sewing notions and like to use them as decorations.


Vintage Sewing Notions
The soldered bottle on the left was a gift from Lisa and the pocket in the back was made by Marie.


Vintage with Laces - Studio
Some things I like to create with: Game pieces, faux pearls, small keys and some bling.


Vintage with Laces - Studio
Pretty white vintage embroidered monograms.


Embroidered Monograms
You might know that I have a thing for numbers and they appear a lot in my studio.


Number 25
Vintage with Laces - Studio
 Vintage with Laces - Studio
I love vintage eye charts but hadn’t been lucky to find one. Therefore I made one myself.  To add a personal touch, I used my blog name.


Eye Chart - Vintage with Laces
Some nature finds: Dried thistles, tiny wasp nests, snail shells and a turtle shell. I found everything, except the thistles in our garden.


Vintage with Laces - Studio
All the beautiful creations on the rusty rake are gifts from blogging friends and I enjoy them very much.


Vintage with Laces - Studio
The shutter and the old suitcases have moved and now stay beside the cabinet, along with my vintage parasol.


suitcases and shutter
Vintage with Laces - Studio
The sweet angel doll was created by Dorthe and has a good view point from the top of the cabinet.


Vintage with Laces - Studio
I’ve moved my computer from the living room/kitchen area into my studio. It’s not so pretty but more practical.


Vintage with Laces - Studio
Almost everything French inspired now has a place on the corner shelf. Most of the things you see here, are gifts from blogging friends who know how much I love the French theme.


Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio
 Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio 
Boxes and drawers on my sewing table.


Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio
You might remember Maybel from the Dressform Ball in March. She stayed in her ball dress for some months, but now changed into a very light summer outfit that I had made for her out of an undershirt, a deco fishing net and some shells. The corset bag on the wall was a gift from Anneke.


Dressform
Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio
The doll underneath the cloche was another gift from Dorthe.


Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio
Vintage with Laces - Studio
I’ve redecorated my large white frame and use it now to display my heart collection. Some are gifts from blogging friends and some I sewed myself.


Heart Collection
Apothecary Drawer Chest and Trunk
We’re at the end of the tour. Thank you for your visit. I hope you enjoyed it.
Thank you very much for the party, Karen! I’m looking forward to taking a look at all the other studios.
Please click on the button to get to “My Dessert Cottage” with the list of participants.


WhereBloggersCreate2013

I'll also link up to these parties:

Blissfull Whites Wednesday at TIMEWASHED
Be Inspired at Common Ground

Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Julia

July 05, 2013

Catch of the Day: Fabric and Lace Fishes

Do you like fish? I’m very picky when it comes to fish and only like to eat the kinds that don’t have tiny fish bones. My fabric fishes certainly don’t have any and they don’t smell fishy either. I had so much fun sewing them, that I made more than I had planned to. For these I used some linen sample pieces I got from an interior decorator some years ago and gave them some lace fins.

Fabric Fishes in Wire Basket

Fabric Fishes

As you can see, I had fun with the photo shoot too.

Fabric Fishes

Linen and Lace Fishes

I like the rather simple linen fishes but I wanted a couple real lacey ones too and sewed some, using mainly different kinds of eyelet lace.

Lace Fish

Lace Fish

Lace Fishes

Linen Fish

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed my “fish dish”.

You’ll find my “catch” at these parties:

Blissful Whites Wednesday at TIMEWASHED

Be Inspired at Common Ground

Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage

Treasure Hunt Thursday at From My Front Porch To Yours

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,

Julia