a case for lace


it happened again. a minute surfing and suddenly it’s almost midnight.


i didn’t expect to be interested in the topic of lace when i got a call from a fashion mag to pull some of my favorite lace imagess. in fact, i don’t really even have any, i’m sort of anti-lace. it’s just something i never wear or incorporate into my decor.


growing up my mom dismissed lots of it as ‘cheap lace’. she showed me the difference between exquisite and chintzy and how to look for the details that made it special. differences between what was made by hand vs machine. i learned to appreciate the detail but really never wore it, even in lingerie.


so searching images i was surprised to find the fun and creative ways everyone’s using it  these days. and now that my eye is looking for it, suddenly it’s everywhere.


vogue predicts it as a fall trend for clothing and accessories, and i guess it’s true for the home too.

i can’t remember where the above came from but thought it was pretty cute. i always see yards of this stuff and never know what to do with it.

di overton uses it to give her ghost furniture a fresh twist.

i love the chair with just a hint.  guess it does make everything a little more soft and sexy. even a chair! maybe i should try it after all. i mean, it’s de rigeur for a french woman to show a smidge under a plain white shirt. and if a chair can pull it off…



mandy locke is making one of a kind vintage glove embellishments.


and this is a bright diy on how to use those doilies that are treasured but sort of useless.


i guess crochet is sort of a lace offshoot. obviously a huge difference between the two but the roots are there.


more diy stuff clever ideas


a lot’s been going on, i just didn’t  notice!


guess like a lacy web it’s all connected. and apparently it’s still inspiring unique uses!


who knew it could be so mod?

well, have a great night. i’m off to lala land! sweet dreams~

August 27, 2011. Embroidery, Lace. 11 comments.

the sum is as great as the parts


what’s up guys? it’s been way too long since i’ve made the rounds and visited my friends in cyber space. but space is the place that never rests and i indulged in some surfing today for a look at what everyone’s been up to. the abundance of beauty and sheer creativity is mind boggling. there’s so much out there on every level that it’s hard to focus in on any one topic. but i’m going force myself to reign it in so i rolled the dice and it’s (dromroll)….embroidery!


i don’t know why it’s intriguing me but it’s just so sweet, simple and expressive. it’s one of those hobbies that’s evolved over the centuries and today’s styles are super simple; anything from a tracing to complete free flow. hope you enjoy these sweet creations!











i see these pretty threads and ribbons at all the markets and always wished i could do something with them besides display and admire. my mom and aunt once embroidered the hem of my jeans with flowers and butterflies and strawberries on the back pockets. i think they even stuffed the berries with a little foam but it’s hard to remember cause i was only about 8. still i remember them vividly. if you’ve got the knack you could be making lifetime memories for someone. stitch on!

April 15, 2011. Embroidery, postaday2011. 9 comments.