She said her Grandmother purchased much of it from a door to door salesman, beautiful Irish lace decades old.
For this perfect stranger to share such precious things with me, buttons her Grandmother and Mom had touched and saved all these years ~ meant so much to me.
I made this pillow for her with some of the buttons and lace and rick rack.
I also made this simple lace heart for my dear friend Lisa to celebrate her birthday.
The bias tape below was pure white, I used avocado skins boiled to dye it, giving it this time worn look.
I am celebrating what I am sure will be an early spring!
The birds in my garden are singing extra loud and splashing in my little pond all the day long.
Get in your gardens if you haven't already and look for signs of spring ~ I know you'll find them!
I ran the dye through a strainer and put the trim in the water overnight.
The next day I air dried.
The original directions I found said that silk fabric will dye a much darker shade, cotton turning a more time worn look.