Monday, 11 February 2013

Secrets and Lace!

There has been a flurry of activity in Random Wooliness HQ...however most of the creations are secrets - for birthdays, other celebrations, or yet to be revealed items! There is an ever growing pile of projects waiting for some natural spring light to be photographed...but I think as many need to be wrapped and given away this week an indoor photo session will be required. 

So in the meantime, as Kate requested a while back, here is a small part of our collection of  lovely  lace creations by my mum
beginning with a promise of spring - Snowdrops.

The first lacey gift from mum something new and blue

- 16 years ago - my wedding garter!

Some Christmas decorations

Tricky to photograph - I only spotted its blurriness when everything was safely packed away!

A hooty owl:

and a delicate Easter Egg

Wasn't sure which background showed it off best  - so you can choose!

Beautiful and intricate - I wish I had half her patience and concentration!


Melody said...

I can't begin to imagine having enough patience for that!! Wow, How amazing to think they are hand made! :))))) Love the owl!

linda said...

They are so beautiful Ali, I love the snowdrops and I like the easter egg on the pink background, although the blue shows off the colour of the yarn better. I know what you mean about taking photo's it's so hard to get good lighting at this time of the year. :)

Ashley said...

Wow those are amazing! I really love the owl and the easter egg. That's pretty awesome that she made your garter as well.

Aw I hate when blogs have to wait on secret present... you should just be able to ban people for a limited time. ;)

Hindustanka said...

all the creations are so beautiful! is it needle work or tatting? awesome patience, you are right!
Your mum however definitely passed you her crafty skills :)thanks for sharing her beautiful work.

busybusybeejay said...

I have done lace making in the past.I still have all the equipment but havn't touched it for years.Your mum's work is beautiful.It requires so much patience and skill.I have actually done the owl pattern.

crazydazy said...

hi ali, I think its lovely to give handmade gifts.....looking forward to seeing your projects when you get them photographed, thanks for your comment by the way, alison

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Oh my! I tried working with thread and a teeny tiny needle and my fingers were like big ol sausages. I just don't have the dexterity or the patience for it. Your mom's work is beautiful! Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

Taci simmons said...

They are so beautiful and delicate. It's so special to have things made by our moms, isn't ?

FeltersJourney said...

Ali I LOVE the snowdrops, they are amazing! And your wedding garter, how special and unique.. Your mum is very talented!

Starfish Studio said...

Your mum's lace work is beautiful Ali! It's something I'd love to try sometime When you see lacemakers in action it all looks very complicated and I imagine that it requires a lot of concentration to know which bobbin to use next! Probably not something you can do whilst watching telly!
Thanks for sharing these pics.
Kate x