Tuesday, March 29, 2016

'FAMILY' A Family Weddings Lace Book

This week my dear cousin is retiring from years with the Sheriff's  Department. With the help of her mom, I was able to photocopy her family wedding photos. This has been my MOST FAVORITE lace book project ever! Probably because it was inspired and motivated by LOVE!

Enjoy the eye-candy!
Mostly created with vintage wedding laces and trims. The pink rolled roses here are circa 1920.
 More 1920 flowers, plus a vintage rosary. You can see here, the foundation made with a beautiful set of vintage linen napkins. You'll see the beautiful crochet borders peeking out on most the pages.
 All the photos were photocopied onto Linen Paper, then I applied an encaustic glaze (hot wax).
Behind this vintage glove is a pocket. The 1920's 'lily' flower reflects the bride's beautiful lily bouquet.
 Closeup of a rolled rose made with vintage bridal satin, layers of laces, and some Mulberry paper roses. Also a vintage pearl necklace.
 I love all these buttons, each covered with satin and veil netting.
 The laces on this two page layout came from my cousin's wedding dress! The beautiful button sleeve forms a pocket.

 Many doilies and bits of lace make up this flower, topped with a vintage broach.
(Tip: if you want to create a doily flower, consider cutting out the centers of the lower doilies! The centers wouldn't show, plus, you have more doilies to work with on other projects!)

 Bits of wedding laces, collaged to what felt 'right'.

 Tucking in those lace snippets.
 The little Mulberry flower bouquet on the bottom of this page reflects the pink roses and baby's breath this bride carried.
 Closeup of the layers on the front cover. The beaded flower is a newer trip, but kept with the vintage theme. And, I just love those rolled roses from the 1920s. Found these, years ago, at the estate of a retired milliner. Her  supplies were cataloged and dated 1910-1930s! I'm now down to my last dozen flowers. Didn't mind using them here since this has been a work of love.
 The thick spine...
 View from the top. I love, love,love the layers of laces peeking out!
As I said, this was a labor of LOVE! I'm so excited to give it to her later this week.
Thanks for viewing, Sweet Blessings, Chris


  1. Absolutely gobsmackingly gorgeous!!! What a wonderful treasure!

    1. Thank you so much! It's quite a compliment, coming from someone who does amazing work herself!!

  2. How amazing!! This is SO very beautiful Chris and I know your friend will absolutely be thrilled, both with the book itself and with the love that so obviously went into it.

    1. Thank you so much dear friend! I always enjoy your blog and seeing what fabulous creativity you are up to!

  3. Wow, just wow!! You have created such a very special heirloom for your cousin!! SO beautiful, the details you have added are so awesome. Your cousin is going to love it! You have major restraint, if I had made that, I'd be calling and saying "I'm coming over now!" :)

    1. Hi Judy! I admire your amazing quilting so much! Have shared your blog with several of my quilting friends. Thank you so much for your sweet compliments!


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Sweet Blessings and Big Love to you