Oh I do love both autumn and winter because I can stay inside in the warm with the fire going and be crafty and clever and not feel distracted by the sun beckoning me outdoors. I do venture out occassionally with my camera in hand when I walk my dogs as the countryside tends to come alive at this time of year and I love to capture it on camera. Also I love to cook wholesome winter meals in our woodstove and I wear my slippers all day long and I feel happy and contented knowing when night falls I can soak in a long hot bath and wrap myself in my snug dressing gown and it is bliss.
Well that’s life in a perfect world; bliss and mostly mine is but when winter comes along I do feel somewhat at a crossroads. I don’t know why but it tends to happen to me every year and I am thinking maybe it is just the lack of sunshine.
Maybe I get a bit stir crazy spending so much time indoors.
I love change and I’m not keen on constant routine. Anyway I am not complaining as I have decided to venture down a different path for a while, it’s the path of weddings and brides and lace and all things nice. I thought this will give me the adventure and change I am looking for and keep me happy for a while.
Some clever crafty folk collect fabrics, I tend to collect fabric and lace and buttons and thimbles and all things haberdashery, so I thought it was about time I started using what I had instead of just buying more and more and more. I must be a romantic at heart as I have this dreamy love affair with vintage lace. It conjurs up feelings of femininity, love and old world romance and charm.
I still believe in love and romance even though my heart been broken more times than I care to remember.
I am willing to part with my collection of lovley lace if I know the recipient will love it as much as I do and you know what I reckon brides would, don’t you? So I have decided after my last wedding dress project was so enjoyable and successful to continue making wedding dresses and wedding day accessories for lovely brides.
So here is a little bit of what I have been up to lately.
Firstly this is just a small part of my lace stash, I collect old lace and new. I particularly love ivory and cream and my all time favourite peach and/or apricot colours.
So pretty and girly and feminine aren’t they?
Psst, here is another tiny snippet of what I have been up to lately, I have been refashioning an old style wedding dress and carefully hand stiching vintage lace onto it with invisible thread. I must admit invisible thread is amazing, I have used it for all sorts of things lately ie: to mend holes in lace and attach all sorts of intricate and fine detailed lace to this wedding dress.
How sweet is that….
Just before I go, do come for a walk with me outdoors and let me show you what I have found this autumn and winter.
Stay safe and warm and enjoy winter wherever you are and please do let me know if you would like a wedding garter.