I`m back

After a year from hell, I`m back. When you have an autoimmune disorder sometimes your life looks like a joke. And you are the joke, just to be clear. During this period of time there was lots of time to think about everything, what are you supposed to do if you can’t do anything, right? But let’s leave this misery behind and move into some joyful themes and times.

By now it should be clear, that I really like bobbin lace and I like it when it is used in everyday life. Being aware of the time, skill and knowledge that are invested in this ancient trade it is actually priceless, and there is not a lot of people that can afford these things. Since this is one of the origins of the lace we know today, some refer it as the real lace, although any lace is real as it can be.

We, that is most of the women population, like good lace on and around us, it’s such a girly thing, especially when they make us look good. The decision was made, to make myself a bracelet with a new approach of adding beads, just to make me feel better and some steps towards normality would be made. At the end, I didn’t like the approach but I liked the bracelet.  This was for the first time I tried to sketch before even starting anything.

Sketch

Sketch

The only problem is the working process, that started in the last days of May and finished only recently in October. Instead of being finished in a couple of days. But let’s not complain, and rather appreciate the progress. The result is so stunning, that it would be a shame, to hide it. Of course, the first thought, when you see a bracelet is a Bridal Jewellery. But lately, I’m starting to understand Iris Apfel when she says “More is more and less is a bore.”, especially when it comes to accessories. Ladies, we only have one life to figure it out what suits us, be brave and experiment. Sure, sometimes it will come out as a failure but in the long run, the new Irises will be born.

Bobbin Lace Bead Bracelet

Bobbin Lace Bead Bracelet

When taking a photo of the bracelet my mother commented something that made me think. She said something in the line of, how great would she felt if she would get some kind of cup with this kind of sleeve on it, and at the end, she said that this kind of gift does not need to be wrapped.

We all like gifts. And if gifts would have had a certain allure to them even before opening them, they would be so much worthier. This conversation launched an avalanche of thoughts.

You know how sometimes you get something and you would like to walk around with your gift and showing it to all of the worlds if that would be possible. I’m not talking just about the bare gift, but the packaging too. Now comes the sickening thought, wouldn’t it be nice if there would appear a new line of gift bags that would be different, like a fresh breeze. To help you out when you don’t have the time, or talent to make the thing look good. I don’t want to offend anyone, but sometimes I swear I’m so much worse than all that, it almost looks like I’m making a joke out of myself in the first place and then of everyone else around me.

In the present day’s thanks, to all the progress, it is a perfect timing for thinking about that. Today we live in time and era of technology, we all should be grateful for that. Almost everything is within a reach of our fingertips. And things can be done that was recently not even possible. Enough said I went to work. Please accept my sincere apology for this extremely rough sketch of what was in my mind, I’ll do much better in the next post.

Sketch of upcoming project

Sketch of upcoming project

Today it is possible to print practically everything you want on to anything. Now I do not know about you but I prefer cotton gift bags over the paper ones. They could be reused, washed, ironed, worn over and over again and you really have to overdo it to destroy it versus the paper ones. Now comes the funny part, why wouldn’t they be printed with some occasion appropriate lace? And all the remaining bobbin lace makers out there could easily gift their friends with something that represents them, their passion. Of course, this would not be meant only for those ladies but for anyone that likes unique and beautiful things. Not too tacky, appropriate to any time of the day and every occasion and attire.

Let’s end this post for today and continue in the following days. I wish to everyone a wonderful and successful day, preferably a week (now, would that not be great when we all would have only successful weeks from now on?). Well, that’s something that needs some serious work.

Best wishes to all, Sabina.