Fabric and lace book vintage children

fabric and lace journal by AppleApricot

Last Tuesday I shared a little sneak peek of the fabric book I made for the swap for Odetta. Here's how the complete little book looks. I kept it quite simple this time, not too much laces and layers.

I used fabrics and laces old and new.
Dyed some of them myself with tea and paint.

I used pieces of tattered pillow cases and blouses.
Buttons old and new.

Vintage doilies I received from my dear blog friends
and also some purchased online.

And here's the back.

The little butterflies I gave embroidered bodies to keep them in place.

Next week I'll share more of the swap I made for Odetta.
You can see HERE what she made me.

Wishing you a beautiful day!

xx Wen


  1. Oh Wen ...
    your little book is just so lovely!
    Karen B. ~ Todolwen

  2. Such a beautiful and lovely book, dearest Wen. The idea with the butterfly `s giving color spots to your wonderful soft toned pages, the old adorable images you used, and the sweetness with all laces and buttons, it is so beautiful, sweet friend.
    Hugs ,Dorthe, xxx

    1. Thank you dear Dorthe for your sweet comment! Hugs xx, Wen

  3. The delicate beauty of each page is so delightful.
    Embroidering the butterfly bodies makes me want to reach into the screen as do all of the precious laces and trims you've used Wen.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Patty! I love adding embroidery to my work, but should do it more often :) Hugs xx

  4. I'm so grateful for this breathtaking beautiful vintage book and this is made with great love! Thank you so much dearest Wen and I feel so honored to receive this most gorgeous book ever!
    Love, Odetta XXX

  5. I love the little book!Very beautiful!AriadnefromGreece!

  6. So pretty Wen! I'm sure your friend will treasure this.

  7. I adore your beautiful lace book. Every detail is precious and makes the entire project perfect.

  8. oooh prachtig zeg!!

  9. Beautiful, I am slowly making my fabric book for myself and I am in love with this creating technique! Yours is an inspiration to keep going. Di

  10. Your fabric books are just so beautiful! I love mine!

  11. Wendy,
    As usual your work is gorgeous.....love the entire book.

  12. Dear Wen,
    your book is just gorgeous ! Love everything about it.
    Have a great week.
    Sending hugs and love,

  13. Hi Wen. Your book is beautiful. So glad that you shared it with us. Have a great week! XO Sue

  14. Oh my that is just stunning and I am sure she was totally thrilled with it, beautiful work you have done here with great images and those sweet soft butterflies, lovely layering of lace!!

  15. Your little book is wonderful Wen, Odetta will be thrilled to receive something created with so much thought and care. Your attention to detail is inspiring...l love that you even dyed the fabrics before you started. Your butterflies are beautiful and really enhance the photographs and the printed paragraphs just add to the story.

  16. I am enchanted with your book Wen! Those sweet soft fabrics and the monochromatic With the pops of bright colors in the butterflies is gorgeous friend~ And all the LLL (lovely luscious lace : ) makes my heart go pitter patter. & the images are vintage charming; aren't they so cute! Thanks for sharing. I like your button accents too~ Karen O


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