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Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Creative Space and a Giveaway

Thursday....


Have a look at what I discovered in the linen cupboard....








These are tiny!!    That is the lid of a 2 litre milk container in the top left hand corner (about the size of the circle you would make by  putting your thumb and forefinger together in  an OK sign )....










They have been kept because they belonged to my Grandmother.  I am not sure where she got them from,  her husband worked in the Foreign Office in London  and traveled a bit so  I think they came from Romania??












Have a look at the exquisite stitching....










Have these ones been woven??


Remember these are small so those stitches can just be seen, can you imagine the skill and patience that created them? ....


I have no idea what I am going to do with them?   Embellish a top or a skirt?  Maybe a bag?   Add into wall hanging?  Just keep them and bring them out every so often to gaze at in awe?....


Now going from one extreme to the other end of the spectrum....








I tested out the pattern with some acrylic yarn and my HUGE crochet hook and then I made up this yummy beanie with some gorgeous chocolate brown home spun wool made by the lovely Ali  in my Fibrecrafters group....








Nice and 'holey' and not too hot for the tropics but just perfect for warding off the chill and also for taming my dreads!!    My husband wanted to know why I had a crab-pot on my head and whether I was actually going to go out in public with it on??   








See how it is perfect for my hair!   AND  yes I did  wear it out in public and I had 3 lovely comments about how nice my 'Beanie' looked!!    One should never take a husbands criticism to heart   ;-)


Don't forget that I am having a GIVEAWAY ,  just leave a comment on my previous post to enter and then go and check out all the other creative folk this week at Kootoyoo   


Have a great weekend    Jen  x




23 comments:

  1. I agree - don't listen to husbands. They wouldn't know style if it came up and bit them. Your hat is fantastic. And your discoveries are absolutely exquisite!

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  2. I have some inherited tiny teeny hooks which I have never made anything with, too small for me...I reckon maybe the maker of these used something similar.
    Your hat is so cool!you can print that out for hus if you'd like ;o) I also spy below you have used your ginormous hook too-great stuff!

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  3. Your lace "discoveries" are beautiful. The triangle ones are bobbin lace, worked on a pillow with lots of bobbins and hundreds of pins.

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  4. WOW those tiny doilies are amazing!! They would look lovely as embellishments on a bag. I can't believe they have been hidden in a cupboard all this time. Your beanie looks fantastic! I'd love one like that too. You definitely can't rely on fashion advice from husbands, most of the time mine thinks I'm weird whenever I show him some jewellery that I'm working on. Happy creating :)

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  5. Yep, I agree with not listening to husbands when fashions involved. I love the beanie, perfect for your hair.

    The lace is just gorgeous. I think you should stick it up on a wall somehow so you can just look at it all the time.

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  6. Just found your lovely blog through Kirsty's creative space. Love the beanie! and all the other great stuff you've made (I've been having a good snoop around!). Congratulations on your show wins too!! Nice to 'meet' someone else up here in FNQ too! (I'm in Cairns!)
    Have a great week!

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  7. I love that hat!

    The doily work is absolutely gorgeous. I wonder if those triangles are collar corners? I would put them on a simple a-line denim skirt maybe? Just so you could enjoy them often! Oh, and I think they one you thought might be woven might very well be an example of tatting. Just a guess, I could be wrong.

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  8. How extreme!! Tiny doilies and big dread beanie hehe... The crab net made me laugh... But I am glad you wore it out... And so you should!!!

    Xo Steph

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  9. Wow, the little doilies are divine! You look pretty fancy in your hat too, what's next? x

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  10. wow, love what you discovered! great treasures!
    agree with Liesl, hat is wonderful.

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  11. I think the hat looks great. I was wondering what you were making with that big hook. I love the little crochet pcs. I am the type of person who would just take them out and look at them!

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  12. Wow! They are super special! What a lovely keepsake. And your beanie is fab!! Must be tricky using that giant hook! :)

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  13. doilies are great and the hat looks lovely too! Nice work and so cool how it is handspun!

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  14. the doilies are beautiful. it's such a shame we live lives that don't really have space for them anymore.

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  15. What exquisite little treasures those pieces are....... fantastic things to own. Laughed at your husband's comments re the beanie. Ignore him!! :O)))) Looking forward to more adventures with you and your giant hook!

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  16. Those pieces are lovely! What a find! Embellishments galore!!! The beanie's great too!!!

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  17. those doilies are amazing. they look like they are crocheted to me. you are very lucky. i couldn't be trusted with them, i would end up throwing them into a vat of dye and making them into a bunting. love the beanie

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  18. Gosh that is such exquisite work, so neat, so tiny, thanks for showing us your discovery.

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  19. Lovely doilies, I would be keeping them to look at, as I wouldn't be able to decide what to do with them. Love your beanie, it is perfect for your dreads.
    Pffft, husbands and fashion advice.

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  20. Wow! What tresures - you are very lucky to have them. I would wait for the perfect project. Fab hat!!!

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  21. Your beanie is fantastic. I love it!!!
    And yes... how about those fine stitches. Amazing stuff. So beautiful.

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  22. The doilies are amazing and you hat is fantastic! I love it. ♥ Congrats on your successes at the show! Well done. Have a great weekend.

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  23. I say, you just wear it!! I actually bought a snood at a Ren fest a couple of months ago and was shocked at how good I actually looked in it. And it's pretty much the same thing except with thinner and stretchier threads. I have a cupboard with these kinds of things in it, too - my grandmother had them, and she was NOT the hand work type. So I've been curious all these years to know where they came from. Which means, I will never know, actually - and by the way, I finished another little horse. But the head is holding up my pattern. I put the pictures up the other day.

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