Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Fabric and Lace Collage: "When I Was Little"

Hello and thanks for coming by!

A couple of weeks ago I saw some dusty blue velveteen fabric, along with some matching checked pieces salvaged from an old dress, being sold by the same shop on Etsy. I don't often work with blues, but I do indeed love them, so they inspired me to create something using a a beautiful cabinet card that I bought from eBay around the same time. I showed you the beginning of this piece in a recent post, but I finally finished it today.

Perhaps it is the coming of spring,
or just the fact that I have suddenly tired
a little of working with neutrals,
but I really loved working with this palette...

A antique lace collar,
velvet ribbon woven through a 
vintage mother-of-pearl buckle,
velveteen and silky fabrics...

...surround this beautiful little toddler
in her sweet dress.
Though I have many antique photos of
children on their rocking horses,
this one is the first that I saw
depicting an antique horse-tricycle...

As always,
a little hanger of coordinating sari ribbon and
crinkled seam binding...

...and a few words of description!...

Have you created something in
a different color scheme lately?


I have listed this piece in my Etsy shop.
I hope that you are having a wonderful week!


  1. It's lovely Sue! Oh my goodness it is so vintage and very beautiful! I like your 'blues' very much (and although I prefer neutrals,) I too find myself wanting to work with color; and do~ I love that tricycle! have not seen anything quite like it! Thanks for sharing. Your laces and fabrics are truly 'vintage gorgeous' : ) Karen O

    1. Thanks Karen! I really enjoyed working on it. I love that little riding toy...such inspiration! Have a great weeken. XO

  2. It is adorable dear Sue.
    Love the soft tones, and cabinet card. And the way you layered the fabrics and velvet ribbon around the card top, looks gorgeous. I never saw such a horse- tricycle before , it is wonderful. A beautiful hanger in the lovely fabrics you used!!

    1. Thank you Dorthe. I so appreciate your nice comments. Happy Friday! Hugs!

  3. Your collage is so gorgeous, dear Sue! The colours go so well together, and beautiful layering. xx

    1. Thanks so much, Wen! I hope that you are having a great week. XO


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