Shabby hanging

Almost there…just one more day until it’s time to put a major focus on the weekend and, all being well, a delivery from Sizzix. I’ve got very tired feet after trotting across Yorkshire and sashaying along endless railway platforms. I’m also recovering from the shock of thinking I had lost my make-up back and dealing with a major lip-gloss explosion. In the grand scheme of life these are all minor details, I know! Still, I thought I would share a little piece of calm that I crafted as on of my Gecko Galz Design Team samples:


One of my favourite colour combinations – coffee and cream! This is another project that used up lots of scraps and bits left lying around after previous projects. I shall be linking up with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog where the theme for challenge #7 is ribbon, lace and twine. The base for this panel is a piece of corrugated card. I ripped off most of the top layer to reveal the corrugations and rubbed on some white paint using my fingers. Neither of these stages was probably necessary, but at that point I didn’t really know how this was going to end up!


Next, I layered up some white muslin and then added a strip of pretty lace.


I used this fabulous vintage image which comes from the Gecko Galz  Le Jardin collage sheet as the focal point. I’ve layered it onto some kraft paper.




I’ve added creamy buttons, lace scraps and one of those fabulous antique brads to embellish. I had two of those little lacy scraps but the second one mysteriously disappeared, not even resurfacing once I tidied up.


Finally, I used some coffee coloured seam binding to create a hanging loop.

This was sort of created as a little hanging to celebrate Mother’s Day (although here in the UK we have already celebrated Mothering Sunday as here it is inextricably linked to the Easter calendar). However, I think I’d quite like to have this hanging somewhere where I can see it, so might change the words to something a bit inspirational/meditative. Any ideas?

Thanks for buzzing by.



Shabby hanging — 19 Comments

  1. This is so charming! I just love that shabby lace around the edges, and the sweet bit of trim peeking up from behind the button. Your work is always a delight! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #7: Ribbon, Lace and Twine, Oh MY!

  2. Oooh, oooh, how I love the romanticity of this, so lovely, soft. The image of the flowers is so pretty and how you added that gorgeous little piece of lace behind the brad. I don’t think I’ll ever have occasion to say I don’t love anything you create.

    • Thank you so much. funny how sometimes the things you just throw together on a whim turn out to be better than things you plan for ages!!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE. The color palette, the shabby chic, the mixed media and the way you used all your fibers and trims. This is lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon 🙂

  4. This is stunning, I love all the fabric on this one! I read this on someones blog, hope I am remembering it right for your inspiration quote. “Just be beautiful and relax” ~Diane

    • Thank you, I’m especially pleased with this as it was really a bit of an after thought and made with bits of my mess 🙂 xx

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