Saturday, 18 August 2012

pale and interesting

I'm still on my quest for inspiration, sometimes I can feel the pressure just to make a finished item, but I think it's important to keep in touch with what inspires you.

I was given this lace pleated collar a while ago with the matching cuffs, it's obviously been cut of a dress at some point. It's a lovely mink colour with handmade lace and pretty stitched pleats.

I've been watching one of my favourite films 'Bright Star' about the poet John Keats, it's a film full of beautiful images, dreamy textures and colours, that's so inspiring.

Looking through all my art books is always a great source of inspiration too. I love the details of the 'Primavera' by Botticelli, my favourite is Flora the goddess of flowers and spring clad with garlands of flowers.

Enjoy your sunday!


  1. Beautiful collar and that is my Mum's favourite painting - she has it in the living room!

  2. What a gorgeous collar, I can't wait to see what you do with it, your in xspirations are lovely, hope they gave you some great ideas.

  3. What a beautiful post this is. Such pretty images and the lace you received looks gorgeous.

    The film is new to me, but it sounds interesting. I will see if I can find the trailer on google.

    Madelief x

  4. Beautiful ♦ Beautiful!
    I love pleats. Wouldn't it be wonderful to see the rest of the dress?
    Happy inspiring!
    I am always inspired after watching Out of Africa and Howards End ... I would love to have the wardrobes!!!!