Sunday, January 22, 2012

My latest French style wall pocket. This is so pretty but my camera couldn't really capture the colors and detail to show it off. Above is the up close detail of the pocket, I used an image of a young Marie Antoinette, and surrounded it with silk ribbon embroidery, silk flowers that I hand crafted and some pretty crystals that don't show up in the photo.
 You can see it full length in the above picture, it measures 29" in length and 9" across. I used half of a vintage lace dresser scarf for the very long ruffle at the bottom. And topped it with an extra wide gathered lace, added the handcrafted silk ribbon flowers at the sides of the ruffle.
 The above photo is featuring the upper part of the pocket, showing all of the lace and silk ribbon embroidery I did. I love doing the embroidery and it looks so wonderful and adds such a vintage look to almost anything.
In this last picture you can get a close up of the lace scarf and the handcrafted rosettes,the top layer of vintage lace and the wonderful      style lace that tops the 2 ruffles.  I so enjoyed making this French style wall pocket and it is featured in the Marie Antoinette Mail Art Group as a swap. TTFN

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