Lace love

fabric and lace pouch by AppleApricot

Hello dear blogfriends,

It's Tuesday again, so today is City Crafter day!

Ros is hosting this week. She has a colour challenge for us.
I so much wanted to do some needlework, so I made a little giftbag.

With some of the yummie laces Ros gave me.
And some other laces, ribbon and seambinding I had in my stash.

lace flower by AppleApricot

fabric and lace pouch and flower by AppleApricot

I got three huge bags full with fabrics - both leftovers and new - from a sweet grandma of very good friends of mine. There was also a dress which she once started but never finished. The grey fabric comes from this dress. There's also a little pocket on the back of the bag, but I haven't made a photo of it.

Elma is our guest designer this week. We love to have you with us Elma!


More bookmarks

A while ago I did a swap with Sanne and made her bookmarks.

One of my bookmarks I already showed in a previous post (a lace and fabric shabby French one). I thought I share the other ones with you today as well, because they kind of fit in the colour challenge. Well, two of them.

shabby vintage bookmark by AppleApricot

Painted and stamped background on thin cardboard.
Sanne is a music lover, so I gave it some musical extras.

And a digitally made bookmark.
If you'd like you can print it to use for yourself too.

digital bookmark freebie by AppleApricot

Oh how much I love the look and colour of this dress...

Hope you're having a sweet day filled with love.
And time for your arts and crafts.

xx Wen


  1. Such a pretty gift bag, no wonder you love lace, you are brilliant with it, sweet and lovely tag too!

  2. Very pretty indeed!

  3. Wow! What a stunning bag this is ... I adore that flower and the little beads ... Beautiful beautiful work and I'm sure the bags you got from your friend's grandma will keep you very busy!

  4. what a gorgeous bag (I just love that fabric flower) and gorgeous collage piece. beautiful!

  5. All beautiful!

  6. Dat jou "Gift Bags" mooi zijn weet ik uit ervaring!
    Jij weet er gewoon iets heel bijzonders van te maken, altijd weer.
    Groetjes, Daphne

  7. Wat een bofkont is die vriendin van jou, prachtig zakje heb je gemaakt en wat een mooie kleuren combi!!

  8. What an absolutely gorgeous, little bag Wendy! A true treasure! LOVE the look of the beautiful, soft peach!

  9. Hi dear Wendy-
    that is such a beautiful gift bag made from the grey fabric gift ,and with those lovely laces in white and abricot!!The pearls are giving it a wonderful finish in those great colours! Your friend will be so happily surprised!!
    Also I love your bookmarks, in the lovely tones of turquise/green -so sweet !!! and the last one very funny :-)
    Hope your day have been good, my friend.

  10. Lovely gift bag and sew sweet to share it with a friend. I love fabrics and laces and beads and well you get the idea...
    Isn't it wonderful when someone shares their stash with you and you can use it?!!
    Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

  11. Het is één en al genot om hier bij jou langs te komen Wen! Je zou toch zó met zo'n prachtige kanten pouch de straat op gaan? Moet je als echt meisje natuurlijk nog wel de juiste dress bij zoeken dan, maar dan loop je er wel even toppie bij zeg! Heel mooi gedaan met die kleurencombi en prachtige kanten bloem, ziet er waanzinnig mooi uit! En wat een supergave bookmarks heb je gemaakt, zowel de 'echte' als je digitale, jij bent toch ook van alle markten thuis hè? Geniet van je avond, ws met de verwarming aan? Lieve groetjes, Ira

  12. Your bag is gorgeous my friend. I always love popping in seeing your creations. I just love your vintage/shabby style.


  13. That is one ADORABLE and sweet bag!!! What a fantastic idea and such a great use of the lace. Love how the flower turned out and the glorious pearls you stitched are so perfect for the color palette.
    Fab projects here!

  14. Oh, Wendy. These are heavenly!!!. Gorgeous laces, I know you love so much :). The colors are soooo sweet, and yes, they too symbolizes patina & rust. LOVE that. Beautiful gift and beautiful bookmark. Such treasure :). HUGS.

  15. Hoi Wendy,wat een mooie giftbag heb je gemaakt,schitterend,ik ben meteen verkocht,je hebt er een fan bij hoor! Groetjes Miranda

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  17. WOW Wendy I LOVE your lace flower ! Such a beautiful gift bag!! Hugs


Thank you so much for leaving me a sweet message, I love reading your comments. Hugs and happy day to you! xx Wen