Thursday, September 18, 2008

Project no.1

so, i have started with the idea...

it is not really anything big or major...
just that i wanted to:
* have some sort of an easy reference / record of the different laces i have collected so far
* create "vintage"... it is kind of hard to find a variety of vintage lace at reasonable prices nowadays. so i was thinking, instead of finding vintage ones now, maybe i can "create" some for the future! some tens of years down the road, either myself or someone else would find these little things i have made as "vintage". and if i ever have a daughter, i will pass these on to them (poor daughter, get nothing like valuable diamonds nor jewelries, but just cardboards and lace from mommy.. hehehe)


each piece of card is different ~~ with different pieces of lace and stamps


a birdie for this one...
i love birdie patterns...



initial A for this one....


of course, how can i not have one with la tour eiffel!


pale pink lace... kinda difficult to find nowadays...


real lace and stamped lace...


another A


to complete each card, the year in which the laces were bought is stamped on the back of the card.


the project is on-going as i still have many laces which i need to create similar cards for, plus i can just see myself adding new members to the collection!


but i am running out of this pinkish cardboard... it has a nice pale pink color and is sturdy enough..
not sure if i can find similar ones in the stores...
and this particular one is actually from a catalogue. maybe i should ask the shop for more catalogues!

6 comments:

ashlee 魚 said...

wao ! this is really something!
wanna to be your daughter!!! hehe

Anonymous said...

what a wonderful collection!!

joanna

~米雪~ said...

wow... so lovely!!!

aileen :: motu said...

hehe thx...

Ciyou said...

I want to be your daughter too..
These lace are so beautiful.

I sometimes will buy them but don't feel like using them on my sewing as they are too beautiful. Haha. I just keep them on my storage box.

aileen :: motu said...

me too! i am very reluctant to use them on anything! i will usually just take them out from the boxes, admire them, touch them and put them right back to the boxes! it took me awhile to have the heart to cut out these little pieces!