Detail of The Lacemaker
oil on canvas
I once heard someone say
Case in point:
Mischief's middle name - my husband's Grandmother's maiden name
And Mayhem - her middle name, my Mother's maiden name
I not only upcycled my Mother's name but also her wedding lace
|Sorry GG, I was unable to photoshop out the bridesmaid|
sneaking a cigarette in the background
Upcycled into the bodice and bonnet of our girls' Christening ensemble
The remaining lace, along with a remnant left over from the pillow seen below, utilized for making Mischief and Mayhem's stockings this year.
With the help of a stylish friend, who has an eye for repurposing antique textiles, we laid out the design
Without personalization....but made with a loop along the side for attaching a ribbon which I planned to have monogrammed. Detachable...allowing me the freedom of changing the ribbon throughout the years. And allowing the girls to pass them down (if they survive) to their families.
I labored over many ribbon choices...silk from M&J Trim,
Dupioni Silk from Midori
Settling on the 2" french vanilla dupioni, I attempted to have them monogrammed. Unsuccessful, I have until next Christmas to find another solution. Different fabric, hand embroidered...ideas?
Hung by the chimney with care...no nails. Wrought iron mantle hook from here
Do hope the girls are good this year...coal will ruin the stockings!
Thank you GG...for sharing your name and your lace