Sunday, July 10, 2011
A special birthday present
Sometimes you want to make something really special and after combining things, and playing around with it for awhile, you finally make exactly what you wanted. Several months ago I took an online class from Nancy Maxwell James and one of my most favorite projects involved making a fabric collage with a base of cotton batting. I knew that I would make another version from this idea of Nancy's and it has turned out to be just what I had hoped. The center image is a TAP transfer of the Edwardian actress Miss Lily Elsie. I got out my scraps of lace and added rolled muslin roses and mother of pearl buttons and kept rearranging until it was right. I really like all the lacy textures to go along with her beautiful lace dress in the photo. So, my special birthday present? This should've ended up in my Mom's mailbox yesterday as today is her birthday - Happy Birthday, Mom!!