Sunday, July 21, 2013

Lavender and lace

 
Going to estate sales or garage sales, I always check out the sewing supplies.  While old thread is unusable except for display, other items like tools, vintage fabrics and lace can be great finds.
 
In my stash of vintage lace, I had a lovely snippet of lavender which made me wonder what type of garment had been originally made with it and for what occasion.
 
Inspired to give the last bits new life, I decided to create some dress form tags using Tim Holtz's stamp set Seamless Experience.  The dress form stamp was white detail embossed on lavender paper.  Then, I stamped the ruler stamp in Milled Lavender distress ink (Ranger).
 
 
After die cutting a large shipping tag from cream paper, I layered color using Milled Lavender, Antique Linen and Vintage Photo distress inks.  A section of paper doily was added to the corner and strip of lace adhered across the middle.
 
 

For the dresses, I gathered tulle and lace.  The bodice was tied with seam binding ribbon and adorned with a snippet of pale orchid velvet ribbon and a vintage millinery bloom.

 
A few pearly buttons were added for charm.  Then more luscious lavender and buff crinkle ribbon for the streamers on top.
 
I added this set to my etsy store here.
 
What cool finds have inspired your latest project?
 
 
Happy junkin'! Heidi
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

Melanie said...

Your tags are gorgeous Heidi, I love soft lilac and creamy white together. I'm the same as you being drawn to sewing supplies at estate sales etc. I just can't help myself !
xo

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Heidi
these are sooooo pretty! I love the delicate look and of course the color! beautiful work!

Hope you are enjoying your summer!

Nancy

Tabitha said...

how sweet!

Seahorse Ranch Girl said...

Hi, Heidi. Thank you for the birthday wishes. I had a wonderful day. Your lavendar tags are pretty. That Tim! On top of his already huge product inventory, he is creating more new, great stuff. A girl only has so much "stuff space".

Sugar Lump Studios said...

I miss your blog posts Heidi! :)

But am glad that I can always find you on Facebook!