Saturday, August 22, 2015

Lace Loveliness & Joy in Doing What You Love…


The other day I was given a bag of lovely crafty goodies that belonged to an older lady who passed away a couple of years ago…  Her husband recently had cleared out her creative corner, and passed his late wife’s supplies on to another lady who then thought of me…

It was quite sad to look at each item and think of the sweet lady who treasured them and loved adding new lace, fabric, books and wool to her collection of crafty goodies…

Such  gorgeous lace…

  This broad lace looks as if it belongs on an elegant bridal gown...
 
My favourite...delicate pink lace...

I love this borad cream coloured lace...such a beautiful design... 

This white is so pretty with the light pink edging!

Soft blue lace... 
 
One doesn’t see lace such as this all that often…at least not where I live…

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It is such a joy to have a hobby…to have collections of goodies you can turn into beautiful creations and bless others with…

These are just a few of the cards I made yesterday afternoon with my beautiful new lace…

 
Vintage butterflies...

 
Red and cream...

I am blessed in that my hobby turned into a business last July, and I am able to use beautiful fabrics, pretty buttons and lovely lace almost everyday…

But sometimes it is delightful to spend a little time creating something for yourself…trying a wonderful new pattern or sorting buttons, lace and fabric scraps.


I believe we should all do something we love to do…perhaps it is calligraphy…music…painting…cooking…  Maybe like me it is a few things such as quilting, knitting or gardening…

It is lovely dreaming something up, and then creating it with your hands and your heart, pouring love into every detail…there is something uniquely satisfying in this process…

What are a few of your hobbies…?

~ Saturday blessings, dearest readers ~ 
 

 ~ And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us; and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.  Psalm 90:27 ~

18 comments:

Joan Siegmund said...

Hi Kelly-Anne. Those laces are lovely. The projects you made using them are sweet. You certainly have a creative way of using those beautiful laces. Thank you for sharing and have a blessed day.

Vicky Hunt said...

What a delightful post Kelly-Anne! I enjoyed reading this oh so much and am in total agreement with you about enjoying what you love doing. The laces that were gifted to you are indeed beautiful and I am sure you were just thrilled to receive them. I love the card you made and have no doubt you will put this beautiful lace to good use. Happy crafting...:)

Hugs, Vicky

Debby Ray said...

Oh my...what gorgeous cards using these pieces of treasured lace. Kelly-Anne, what a talent you have! I am so sure the one who gifted this to you would certainly appreciate receiving one of these! I hope you are enjoying your weekend :)

Mari said...

My dearest Kelly-Anne....my hobbies are all related to the needle arts. I sew garments for myself and my daughter. I have made shirts for my husband and sons, but that is not often. I spin yarn that comes from the sheep farms here in the mountains, which I then knit into hats, scarves and shawls. I am in the process of making a shawl for a costume that I'll be wearing to the upcoming Heritage Festival here in the North. There is always such joy to make something with our hands and share it with others by giving it away.

Thank you so much for sharing our talents with me today...

mari

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, such beautiful lace, Kelly-Anne, and how precious how it came to you. I love the beautiful cards you've made, and the lace adds such a delicate touch. Do enjoy making something for yourself with some of the lace!! Hugs, dear friend!

Parlor Room Ponderings said...

I love lace! I have a few bags. I used to do a lot of crafts and used lace but haven't done so in quite awhile. I hope to do that this winter. Lace is so delicate and intricate and lovely. Your cards are just beautiful! Have a creative week! Hugs!!

Linda Walker said...

Hello Kelly-Anne,
What a lovely collection of laces you were given! I too am crazy about lace and have been fortunate to receive some as well! I agree, it is important to do something you love! Which is why I do what I do! I love creating anything using paper, cloth, lace, etc. Your vintage butterfly cards are beautiful, I love them!!!!
xo
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Trisha said...

I love lace and always pick up bits and pieces of it here and there! The cards you made are so pretty and I am sure the lady who collected all that lace would be proud to know that someone used it in such a lovely way.

~Trisha

Margie said...

Hi Kelly-Anne!

Your newly acquired lace is so pretty!

There are some really interesting research studies which have shown that hobbies can lead to flow experiences (e.g., the state of being "in the zone" when you're crafting, etc.) which enhances our happiness levels. So it's definitely good to engage in some fun hobbies. Mine is tea! Hee!

Have a good week!

Paige said...

What pretty lace! It's neat that even though the lady who owned it wasn't able to use it all that it has now come into the possession of someone who is enjoying it so much. :) Your cards are amazing! :D I like the use of lace.
Well, I enjoyed drawing throughout my childhood/teenhood but lately have discovered that I enjoy watercolor painting. :) I also of course enjoy photography!

Alex said...

Hello Kelly-Anne,
How lovely to have received such a treasure trove, although the reason is sad. Lace is such a feminine decoration ~ I don't think we have enough of it on our day to day clothing nowadays.Of course, it evokes Victorian times very much, but even in the seventies and eighties(well, I remember them!)it was in fashion for girls to wear tiered skirts with a lace petticoat just peeping out...very pretty.

Your cards are amazing! Clever you ~I especially love the blue butterflies, but that's no surprise ;)
I have made blue stained glass butterflies before now, to hang in the window...as you know, that is my hobby, but everything is put away for now because of our move : )

So glad it is Spring for you now. Blossom time!
Sending a hug!

Shoregirl said...

Such lovely lace and absolutely beautiful cards you used it on! Your projects are always so lovely!!
(I'm saving both cards to a Pinterest folder for future reference!)

Stephanie said...

Dearest Kelly-Anne, what stunning lace! And how thoughtful of the gentleman to think of you. I know you will cherish the gift, my friend, and already you are putting the lace to beautiful use. The cards are truly lovely.

Love and hugs to you!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh Kelly-Anne, I am so glad that these wonderful treasures were passed on to you, for you will love, appreciate and use them. I'm sure the dear lady that had them, is looking down from heaven and is smiling at you. You certainly were the one to be blessed with all that loveliness, and your cards are gorgeous!
Enjoy all that beauty, sweet friend!

Rosemary-Thyme said...

Oh Kelly -Ann what a sweet story and how thoughtful of her husband to pass them on to you. I am sure they both knew of your appreciation for the craft and all things lace. You have made some lovely cards Kelly-Ann. I can see how your hobby has turned into a business. I am so happy for you and I am sure your sweet neighbor would be very happy to see what you have made.

Hugs,

Janet

Sheryl S. said...

What very beautiful treasures you have received and such gorgeous cards you have made. Love the delicate blue lace. Best wishes for your hobby turned business.

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Oh what a treasured gift to receive! I know you will do amazing justice to the treasures gifted to you... your hands are dripping with talent! I have stamped cards as a past hobby, and scrapbooked, and just looking at the two amazing cards you created - wow, you have a special touch!

Many years ago, a dear friend who went blind and couldn't craft any longer, gifted me with most of her hobby supply. It was such an incredible gift to me, and I made so many wonderful things such as covered photo albums, cross stitched pillows, and handmade dolls with the supplies she gave me. It was such a blessing at the time. I know the Lord has blessed you too with this gift. The blessings of the Lord never cease to amaze me, and the dear lady who passed on would be thrilled to know they were being put to good use, I'm sure!

May the Lord continue to bless you in all you do! :)

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Your cards are beautiful Kelly-Anne. I enjoy sewing, especially refurbishing something like a curtain into a tote bag. Love to play with paper as well, and can't leave out photography and making digital graphics. ~ Abby