Simply Neutrals Tuesday #8

Hello dear friends,

It's Tuesday again, so it's time to give the start sign for this week's party!

First, some of you asked the name of the flowers that I shared with you last week.
Well... honestly, I'm very bad in remembering names.
So I will see if I can find out :)

This week I'd like to share with you the first page
that I created for the fabric book for Suzy's workshop.

fabric and lace journal page by AppleApricot

I chose Mother and Child as the theme of my fabric book,
referring to the Christmas Child,
as I was inspired by the beautiful creations of last week's party.

fabric and lace journal page by AppleApricot

The image comes from a beautiful painting called L'Innocence, by William Bouguereau

I learned a lot from both Suzy and Nellie about layering of a fabric collage,
for which I'm so grateful!

fabric and lace journal page by AppleApricot

This will be a page on the right hand side, probably the first page of the book.
So there will be the inside of the front cover on the left of this page.


Features of last week's party


(Just click on the name of the blogs mentioned.)

Everyone has made a great effort in creating, photographing and writing blog posts
and I want all credit to go to the owners of these photos.
So please pin these photos from their blogs and not mine.


This week all features happen to be handmade creations,
because there were several Christmas themed link ups last week,
and I really love to choose Christmas as the linking thread in this week's post.

(Of course you can choose whatever theme you like for your own link up,
please don't feel obliged to go with the Christmas theme as well!)

First feature is a beautiful pocket canvas hanger by Nancy of Sugar Lump Studios.

With a sweet image of a little girl.
Little Christmas trees and a snow flake as the perfect finishing touch
for Nancy's gorgeous Christmas hanger.

Next feature is a gorgeous Christmas card by Dorthe of Den Lille Lade.

I love the finishing touch with the autumnal leaves and cones,
to which she added some sparkly bits.


Last but not least I chose yet another handmade creation,
a most beautiful fabric Christmas gift book

She had not linked these exact photos to last week's party,
but she did link up another photo of the book,
when it was not finished yet.
And I so much loved the finished book
that I decided to feature the photos of it instead.
I hope you don't mind.

Even the back of the book is so gorgeous!


If you've been featured then you're most welcome
to grab this button below to show on your blog.
But nothing is obliged of course!


Simply Neutrals Tuesday #8 party time!

What neutral coloured beauty did you find or make or buy or receive?

Post anything in neutral colours,
be it cream, white, grey, beige, silver and/or brown.

A creation you made or received, home decoration, a statue or architecture, or anything out there that you were allowed to take a photo of.

You have till Monday 2nd noon CET to link up.


  1. Oh Wendy,

    everything is beyond beautiful! I love every single piece you have shared in this post.

    Many hugs,
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  2. HI Wen! What a beautiful image you have chosen for your gorgeous collage. Your selection of laces is stunning...I am breathless! Thanks for hosting this party again. Have a great week! Hugs, Sue

  3. Wen dear your lace collage page is absolutely breathtaking. I am swooning at the beauty of your "Mother and Child" image which is cradled in such gorgeous laces. Creative Neutral Bliss...

  4. So sweet and lovely!
    Have a nice week, thanks for hosting

  5. Oh my goodness Wen I LOVE the cascading layers of lace on your first page behind the beautiful William Bouguereau image of the Madonna and Child.
    I think I will before long do a blog post on some completed pages of the Fabric Lace Book / Journal on-line class for everyone to see.
    Nancy, Dorthe and Marie's artwork is incredibly beautiful - each piece.
    Thank you for sharing your beautiful finished page and everyone else's artwork here for us.
    Take care and get better real soon!
    Healing hugs,xox

  6. Wen
    Your journal work is just so beautiful! I am in awe. Also a wee bit jealous of all of you who got to take Suzi's class ;-) ...maybe one day I will be there again. I love looking at the layers and laces and just all the goodness. I hope you feel better soon! Thank you for hosting this each week...AGAIN it is helping me to blog again and visit my friends here in blog land.


  7. Your first book page is absolutely gorgeous, dear Wen.Can't wait to see
    the completed book. Of course I love Dorthe's and Nancy's work.
    Thanks for including mine as well and for hosting.
    Have a lovely day.

  8. My dear Wen ,
    oh your front page for sweet Suzy ´s class, is stunning with all your lovely laces , layers and the flower, so beautiful. Ofcourse I also love the colour tones and the amazing image. It will be a book from the heart ,with the lovely theme Wendy .
    And dear friend thank you for showing my christmas card , together with Nancy`s and Maries, gorgeous and lovely creations ,--and for your sweet words !
    THANK YOU, Wen for another party, as Nancy wrote,I too am happy to have a go ,to post more often, than I normLlly does !
    Hugs and kisses ,sweetie.

  9. Beautiful softness to the image on your page, what a lovely way to start off the book, of course I love the flowers and lace framing it!

  10. Oh my goodness Wen this first page for your (Suzy) book is beyond gorgeous. So exquisite! I love every inch : ) I'm amazed at the beautiful lace layers and mix of neutrals you've used here. (I hope to someday have a 'class' experience like this. : J
    So happy you shared~ Have a great week, Karen O

  11. So many lovely soulful creations.. I love looking at all of the themes, colors and textures. Just beautiful.. Thank you all for sharing your wonderful talent and thank you, Wendy for hosting.

    Tamara <3

  12. Gosh Wendy your page is beyond stunning!! I love the way you layered all the beautiful laces/crochets with the lovely picture! Cant wait to see the rest :) Have a great week!

  13. This gets more and more beautiful from week to week! Hugs, Valerie

  14. Wow, what beautiful inspiration from these talented ladies! Gorgeous, gorgeous projects. Nicola x

  15. Beautiful work and inspiration from all!

  16. Hi Wen,
    What a lovely start to your book from Suzy's class, I love how everyone's book is still their own even though Suzy's class is the inspiration for the books. Your Christmas theme is so gorgeous. I have no printer at the moment, for quite some time, as I haven't time to research the best one, and we have few shops here to buy from. Seeing your book makes me want to make another, too! I've had a busy patch and missed posting, but hopefully will catch up with my life now:)


  17. Hi Wen,
    Thank you for hosting such a lovely party...always so inspiring. The artists here always amaze me with their talents. Have a lovely week.

  18. Hello Wen,

    Your first book page from suzy's class is divine! A beautiful image, and your colours suit it so well.

    Again, gorgeous inspiration and yumminess from everyone. I enjoyed looking at everyone's blogs, but alas I've been away from Blogland with busy-ness taking over my life. I'm catching up again in the house and garden so I can get some spare creative time again. I have taken some photos of my garden, so will aim to post on my next time.


  19. A great job with Simply Neutrals and as always, love your work!


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