Clutches, work in progress, flowers and a freebie

On my worktable are two of my (many) UFO's which are patiently waiting to be finished. I just can't work on one project, I have too many ideas that come at the same time. I don't have time to finish them, lol.

Fabric and lace book in the making at

The first project is the fabric and lace book that I have posted photos of before HERE and HERE. I'm busy with the spine at the moment. Then I'm going to finish the front and back and then the last embellishments on the pages. I think.

Next is a fabric and lace heart that I'm making.

(Update: you can see the finished heart HERE.)

Fabric and lace heart in the making at

I will add a beautiful vintage tassel. It will hang from the bottom of the heart.

Fabric and lace heart in the making at

And then there are so many other UFO projects... Plus things I really ought to be doing :)

Fabric and lace clutch by AppleApricot

Another UFO is finally finished though!

Ages ago I started with this little clutchy like thingie below:

Fabric and lace clutch by AppleApricot

I didn't know what to do with it, so it ended up sleeping in the UFO box. After stitching it I tea dyed the little clutch which gave it a more aged look. Then I had fun making another one, which luckily didn't end up in the UFO box.

Fabric and lace clutch by AppleApricot

Some funny white fabric I bought and never used ended up being a flower.

For the base I used an old crocheted rectangle thingie. For embellishing I used old lace appliques and a piece of a doily, some vintage buttons and another of the beautiful tassels that came from the wonderful shop

Make sure to check out her shop, she buys the most wonderful vintage pieces all the way from beautiful France where she has a cottage. I have a whole string of these tassels, so they'll pop up once in a while I'm sure.

I think the clutches are cute and I declare them finished.

Me was thinking that my blog lacks flowers lately. And I don't mean the fabric ones here. So here are some bright sunny flowers.

It's also been a while since I last posted a freebie.

So here you go, a freebie image taken from one of my antique French postcards. A sweet little girl with a basket of fresh flowers.

Freebie French postcard vintage child at

Wishing you a beautiful sunny day and many joyful moments!

xx Wen


  1. Lovely. Oh wat leuk die klompjes!

  2. Oh sweetie, such a beautiful visit here on your lovely post...Everything is adorable, and gorgeous, from your book, so heavy and stunning, to the little clutches ,so sweet, and that marvelous heart with all the laces, and the tassel from dear Liz`s shop !!, I simply love it all, my friend.
    Have a wonderful rest of the week Wen !! xoxo

  3. Beautiful clutches you have completed. Your lace and denim book will be very amazing when you complete it. Lovely hearts with all the lace details and tassel. Tassels are quite the trend right now. Such a sweet image and her shoes look very heavy for those little legs. Creative Bliss...

  4. Sweet friend, your creations are simply divine! I just love the delicate lace. Love and hugs to you!

  5. Beautiful and inspiring creations Wendy!

  6. Lovely projects, I'm like you in that I always have multiple projects going at once. Beautiful Victorian inspired designs.

  7. ooooh - I spy some denim all nice and cozy with lace!! Denim is one of my favourite things and pairing it with lace just puts it over the top into gorgeousness.

  8. My goodness Wen so many beautiful projects on the go! Everything looks beautiful and love that Nellie book. Look forward to seeing more pages PLEASE! It is a huge project in itself and you will feel so pleased with yourself when it is completed!
    Some pretties from Liz's shop will surely give you heaps of inspiration and that is such a sweet image sitting on top of your heart in progress!
    Have a wonderful weekend dear friend,
    xox Suzy with hugs

  9. Beautiful soft and pretty creations ... well done to you!

  10. Beautiful work! You sure are busy creating lately! : )

  11. You took my breathe many beautiful projects. Loving the lace heart. I made a few last winter but never finished them up with the embellishing. I think you got Mr. MoJo working. Thanks for sharing your true delights. Enjoy a lovely week

  12. Crazy gorgeous!!!! Oh my how beautiful Wen! Thanks for sharing~


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