Sunday, May 31, 2009

Smaller laces

These are the laces no dollmaker can be without. Tiny valenciennes lace, very fine and trully antique!

(2 euros per meter)

Lace, lace and more lace!!!!

This weekend, I have been to France to visit some dear friends and to buy some lace, to take to the Paris dollshouse show S.I.M.P.
I have spent hours and hours admiring every little piece, admiring the work(wo)manship and wondering at the several hours necessary to complete things so tiny.

I love to iron each piece carefully. Usually, I prefere not to wash the pieces and leave it as the french say "dans sons jus", but sometimes even I have to admit it is a bit too much jus...

But no task is too daunting when you have such moral support, pipping from a huge (and much delayed...) pile of laundry...

Irish crochet lace

These two collars, hand made with the finest irish crochet lace might be too big for your dolls... But just perfect for that old white cardigan of yours, with some antique glass buttons ans a tiny silk ribbon at the neck... (3 euro each)

For a baby gown

Here I am, back from the Tom Bishop dollhouse fair, at Madrid!

I am quite excited about the success my lace is making at dollhouse fairs. I love seeing people going trough my treasures, see the glint in their eyes when they found that special piece they were looking for, and the way they talk about their tiny houses and dolls.

At the fair, someone asked me for a piece of lace for a baby's christening gown. Here are two ideas:

Tule Lace, 0,75 x 9 cms (7 Euro)

SOLD - Valenciennes lace, 120 x 14 cms (10 Euro)