Friday, 10 June 2011

Lavender Angel

I do love the scent of lavender, and I adore old images of angels. So I decided to combine the two and make a lavender sachet with a little image of a beautiful angel. I used an antique hand loomed French linen, blue striped vintage French ticking, a very old blue and white ribbon, vintage lace, vintage hand embroidered French broderie anglaise, MOP buttons , and some fairly new flower trims. Ah, and of course poils, I do love the subtle shimmer of faux pearls. The sachet hangs from a velvet ribbon, so that it can be used as a door hanger or perhaps hung in the wardrobe to scent the clothes -

It takes me ages to put together a fabric collage like this. I keep adding bits, taking away bits, changing placements, it makes me laugh actually, the way I fuss and fiddle. Wanna see some of the stages this sachet went through?

I had already discarded at least half a dozen versions before I thought I'd take a pic. Just in case I fiddled too much and wanted to go back to this version. Or the next......

A dozen versions later and I am quite happy with the one I finally ended up with. And oh, it smells so good, I do love lavender.

I am linking this post to VINTAGE INSPIRATION FRIDAY over at Debra's Common Ground blog. Aaah, so many gorgeous things to look at!

Toodlepip xxx


Anonymous said...

It takes me ages too...I always change it up, or add more, take away...I Love your fabric Angel is precious! The Pearls really make it look Vintage chic. I love the smell of Lavender... Job well done my friend - can't wait to see what's next! xo

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

A wonderful collaged little lavender sachet, you should be proud of your work it is rather superb - have a great weekend!

Elizabethd said...

Exquisite. You are so imaginative.

Dorthe said...

Dear Liz, it is sooo beautiful- I love the end result, in white and blue, -your beautiful fabric,lace and ribbon choices---and the pearls-a most beautiful angel lavender hanger.

marie said...

You make fabric collages like I do...very slowly! : )

This one is especially pretty...I love the pretty pearls and the French ticking. So nice!!

craftattack said...

Great work, I love your things, take me back to when I was a kid! Valerie

Kasia said...

This is stunning! WOW! I absolutely love the sachet! You are quite the pretty maker! :)


Ido said...

Gorgeous, what a great combination, angels and lavender aaahhhhh!

Lace hearts said...

Oh, that really is pretty, and I bet it was fun designing how it would go. How funny that we both posted lavender items on the same day. Lavender is so lovely. Ours is now blooming in the garden.

Nook & Cranny said...

Love the sachet. I know what you mean, got to try everything from every angle.
Thanks for stopping by my finished porch.
Have a great weekend.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Liz - yes the perfect result. I think we all suffer from the same disease but it is how we create isn't it? The angel image is lovely, the pearls, lace and buttons, not to mention the Lavender fragrance which we never tire of.

sonya said...

Liz your sachet is just beautiful! The poils are perfect! ;)
You sound just like me! Once I get my fabric collage the way I want them-it takes no time to get them sewn together. It just the fiddling with them that takes me so long! I fuss and fuss!
Thanks for sharing with us-and for making me realize-I'm not the only one!:)



Lynn Stevens said...

What a process I think your final piece is just gorgeous, proves all the fussing was worth it!

I tend to do the same thing! LOl

hugs Lynn

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Liz,
your collage is absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Liz, Your sachet is beautiful!
Have a lovely weekend!

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Beautiful lavender sachet, love all the elements that you have used, especially the angel and vintage lace :) Oh and I'm a fuss and fiddler too! LOL
Jan x

Xela said...

so geht es mir auch immer. 100 Variationen und irgendwann ist die Collage dann so dass sie einem gefällt.
Dein Lavendelbeutel ist super klasse geworden Liz. Gefällt mir total gut!
Ich wünsche dir ein ganz ganz tolles sonnigs Wochenende meine Liebe
*knuddels* Alexandra

Fabric Art said...

oh Liz I know have it is, I do it too, add something and remove it, add something new and so on, your lavender sachet became very beautiful, love the angel and the touch of blue.
Hugs Anni

harmony and rosie said...

A stunner Liz, you clever thing x

Anonymous said...

Liz, this is beautiful. All of the colors and the layout really compliment the angel.
Hugs, Diane

Gaby Bee said...

I love the smell of Lavender! This sachet is divine, Liz!

Have a lovely weekend!
Gaby xo

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love how you put it all together; trying different pieces and colors. It turned out beautifully, so glad to have you here at VIF! xo Debra

Marva said...

Oh this is sooooo pretty! I am a total lace addict! :D