|Lace Decorations I have made over the years|
Each year since my 2 children were born I make them a decoration. The theory was that when they moved out they would then be able to take theirs and would have a good start on collecting decorations for their own trees. Well - though not initially - I decided early on that I should really make one each year for myself so that my tree wouldn't be too "Naked" when theirs went...LOL! Also it's a good way to try a new lace or embroidery technique.
The first photo shows lace decorations that I have made over the last 24 years.... from top left to right:
A bobbin lace Christine Springett Kit (Diamond shaped) decoration, "Halas" Needle Lace Angel decoration - my design, Tatted Motif (Lindsay Rogers "Tatting Collage" #D12) mounted on felt and blue "Angelina Fibres", Wire Bobbin Lace "Star" (Jana Novak's "Julekniplinger Bk 5" B0480).
Next row L>R, Red and Green "Tassel" decoration - made with Needle lace "Couronnes" (My design), One of my early tatted pieces based on a bookmark with a bell on the bottom and blue ribbon (Means this one is my sons!) and berries at the top, A Needle lace Tree on a hand painted background mounted in a bangle - blue sequin on pot means it's my sons! (My Design), Round bobbin lace Christine Springett kit decoration, Tree decoration as before but Purple sequin means it's my daughters!, Dark Purple (yes - daughter's ...can you sense a theme? LOL) felt decoration with Tatted motif (Patti Duff #4) with a sequin and bead in the centre -these were last year's (2012) ones.
Next row L>R, Tatted dec as before but my daughter's, the next 4 are different Christine Springett bangle decoration Kits ,
Net Row L>R, Pink Felt (Son's Girlfriend's... also a theme as she loves pink!) Tatted Motif (Patti Duff #1), My lighter purple felt Tatted motif dec (Patti Duff # 7), Blue felt Tatted Motif (My son's) (Patti Duff # 10) and a heart-shaped Chritine Springett Kit dec.
Bottom row L>R, Needle lace tree as before but in Pink for Son's Girlfriend and my own Needle lace tree dec.
Next photo show a close up of some of them.
I have lots more hand made decorations to show - you - in my next entry - stay tuned :)