Couple of photos to show you today.  The first is a little 10 x 10cm card I made for my SIL’s birthday.  We’ve bought him some special coffee and coffee pump as a gift and I wanted to carry the theme through to the card.


I used the Altenew stamp set “Coffee Love” with the addition of the coffee stain from a set by BoBunny “Stained Textures” which I have had in my stash for a very long time.

The next photo is of a tiny but adorable piece of Venetian Lace which I bought in Burano, Italy.


Sorry about the reflections but I’m afraid it was the best I could do with my little automatic camera.

Burano lace is very expensive.  I loved so many pieces but this little butterfly was in my price range.  Once we arrived home I had it framed and I am so pleased with it, it’s cute.

Here is one of the women who create the beautiful lace.  Unfortunately the number of women who can do this intricate work is declining as the young women are generally not inclined to this type of work.  We were told that each woman perfects one particular stitch and sometimes many women work on one doily or runner etc. and it can take weeks to complete.  Amazing!!


Bye for now,