I love stories.
And what could be more story-filled than something that has been used and cherished and handed down for generations? Every lovingly stitched stitch and every hastily scribbled scribble tells a story. I love adding to this lifetime of tales.
I love mending things. I love taking something worse for wear and making it into something new, ready to be used and cherished and handed down all over again.
Here are some of the results…
Crown made from upcycled fabrics and vintage black lace
Damaged vintage book upcycled into a notebook with recycled papers.
Dainty heart bunting made from old book pages, recycled paper shopping bags, and scraps of vintage lace
Butterfly brooch made with vintage fabric and lovely black lace
Cuff bracelet made with an antique lace collar scrap
Notebooks made from antique postcards and recycled paper
Union Jack brooches made with vintage fabric and lace
Before and after of a vintage cloth doll, found at my local market looking very sorry for itself
Bag made from a piece of vintage embroidery and lots of other vintage goodies