Monday, October 22, 2012

An Afterthought

Just posted this fabric collage on Facebook, so thought I would post it here as well.  I did several of these about a year ago.  This one is done all in vintage laces in various shades of yellowing (old lace yellowing - my favorite color).  I used one new shabby fabric flower that I coffee dyed and tattered a bit and one image from an old postcard.  It's all kind of used and old looking.  At least I hope so ...  Don't think the whole thing shows in the photo, but you can get the idea.  Hope to do more and put them in a gallery on my website for sale - that is as soon as I find a way to put at least 10 more hours in each day. 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Collage Pages from KC Willis' Book Class

I am just putting the finishing touches on the fabric collage book I did in a class with KC Willis - when was it - April?  Time flies, but it wasn't too long ago.  Anyway, we had this fabulous class where we made this book and KC's wonderful flag.  It's huge and beautiful and it's hanging on the wall in the room I put together for my grandsons' visits.   But I digress,  As I was doing the last bit of arranging and gluing, I thought I'd post a couple of the pages here.  So here you are. 
This is one I call Girl in Oval Frame. 

This one I call Deco Lady.

This is a little one I have not found a place for yet.  I couldn't find a place to stop, so this book is 18 pages long!  Too much??  I think not... 

New Additions to the Website

Have not been posting lately.  Will try to change that, but my oh my do we stay busy here at Flights of Fancy.  New stuff arriving every day - which is great and exciting, except that every new thing that comes through the door has to be scanned or photographed and put on the website.  So blogging time is cut short by ordering time and scanning time and packing time.  But we must love it all, as we have been doing it for over twenty years and really show no signs of stopping.  So here goes. 

We are just adding some pretty new little venise lace motifs to the website this weekend.  Here is a picture of a couple of them.  These are 3" x 3" and are teadyed.  Then we filled the baskets with 3 ombre rosettes, 3 tiny french knot mums and 7 little velvet leaves.  We call the lighter one Sunshine and the darker one Shade.  Carole makes them all, and will continue to make them until she either runs out of enthusiasm or the goodies to make them with.  So don't wait too long, either of those things could happen at any time. 

We think they are a little reminiscent of the handmade ribbon motifs that we find once in awhile from around the turn of the century.  These are certainly not as precious and fragile, but they remind us a little of those little treasures.  We think they are perfect for a crazy quilt patch - or lots of other things - let us know what you think...