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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Because I know you love what I love...

I have to share this goodness with you!!!
A dear family member of ours has been doing a little purging
and gifted me some of the MOST. GORGEOUS. LACE. EVER!!!

She's given me some lace before as her brother and his wife
used to make heirloom Christening gowns.
She inherited the lace and has now passed it on to me!!!
I feel so honored and also am totally inspired
to create beautiful things with it!

Please just take a peek at this sweet basket full...
Also, I wanted to share with you
what I do to my baby shoes
when creating little baby shoe pincushions.

when the shoes are really scuffed and quite worn,
I like to give them a coat of matte or flat paint
to give them a fresh look!!

Believe it or not, I had purchased a Benjamin Moore color sample
a few years ago, in Manchester Tan, and have been using it!!!
It's such a pale, neutral khaki and looks so beautiful on the shoes.
Who knew?
Using house paint to refresh tiny baby shoes!!

I finally feel like I'm getting back into my groove...
and I'm also kinda glad that I've been procrastinating on making a few
more memory organizers because NOW I have a great new
supply of lace to choose from!!!!

Happy Tuesday precious friends ~
hugs and love,


Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

I can just FEEL your glowing happiness. What a sweet gesture on their part - wow - I am delighted that you will be making the world a prettier place with all this new lace and inspiration, Dawn! Yay!

Judys Fabrications said...

Oh gosh, almost moth-watering is this lace.Lucky you!!
Looking forward to seeing the dear little baby shoes take on a new life!

~ Dixie said...

Absolutely beautiful lace!

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely treasures!You will truly enjoy it. I took 3 days and organized ALL the lace I had stashed. Did a WOYWW post on it and so glad I spent the time. Has been fun using it. Enjoy

Linda M. said...

Gorgeous lace! You are a Lucky Lady to receive such a beautiful gift. I'm sure they feel lucky to have you in the family. Someone who will find delight in their special gifts. Joyous Wishes, Linda

June said...

So much lace goodness Dawn. I'm sure they know you will create magic with everything!!!!
much love...

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, that lace is beautiful! You will have fun working with it! Thanks for the tip on painting baby shoes.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That lace is just gorgeous, Dawn! Lucky you! : ) I don't know if I would be able to use it, although it would be a shame not to incorporate it into some of your beautiful creations.

Love the baby shoes. They looks brand new painted. So fresh looking and a great base for your pincushions.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

All of that beautiful lace makes my head spin! Love it! Jo

Bonnie Schulte said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. Lace is one of my loves, and I tend to save it instead of using it in a project. I think your pin cushion idea is a wonderful idea, and has given me inspiration...

pat in NY said...

Dawn, how incredibly beautiful. Pat.

marda said...

What an amazing gift... such beautiful laces. My mind would
be in a whirl of what to do!
Sweet baby shoes with their new coat of color. An interesting idea.

Bevie Sams said...

Hi Dawn, I am thrilled those little shoes came out so me a grand idea for a pair of shoes I need to work on...humm. Love your blog!

Roosterhead Designs said...

I couldn't resist a 'peek back' into your blog Dawn : ) and found this wonderful post!
What a generous gesture by your family! And the baby shoes are delightful (as I now own one <3 )
I would be in awe to have such a collection of lace~ Your work is beautiful. Karen


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