gorgeous rolls of cotton lace & a tote-happy reader...

moooorning all....
look what i got given over the weekend...
oh my lord....how gorgeous is this pile of cotton lace!
i can hardly bare it!

of course it has started a whole wave of creation...
i am making a big ol'union jack flag from vintage bits for our up-&-coming royal wedding bbq garden party.....{what a mouthful i know!!}
& this is going to be the highlight of the creation!
i will be posting it on friday...err just to give myself a few more days to sew it up....
i have a poorly big girl at home this time...poor baby...so of course all plans have to be halved!

let's just have one more lustful look at this beautiful pile in the sun on my pink chair...
any thoughts?

so...amongst the lace loving...
& the weekend horse riding....football {read soccer if you're a down under bloggy friend}...& boot sale hunting...
i pulled a name outa the tin...
it wasn't the old english milking bucket i'd hoped to stumble upon at the boot sale...
but it was a little old enamel mug we usually keep window sill *bunches of flowers* in...

so...the lovely marcia from *blessed mom's simple home*
you got yourself a tote to lug home flowers & bottles of good wine for saturday lunches...
& a few other little *miss sew & so* goodies thrown in to say thanks....
to be honest- i can hardly bare to not include everyone that reads my blog!
but marcia is just such a generous soul that i am very glad to have *plucked* her from the enamel mug!

there will be more spring giveaways i promise...
i am on the etsy trail...
your comments were just so lovely & encouraging...
& god know how much i love to shop at etsy....;)

& remember any inspiration for piles of gorgeous white lace loveliness...
send it through...
i'm thinking cushions...more totes...
remember to pop back friday to see the union jack lace loving flag...
it is heaven if i may say so myself...
maybe i could throw those in the etsy pot too...
what d'ya think??

thanks all...
i'm going to make a pot of tea 
reply to you lovelies....
happy monday!

melissa xox


  1. Dearest Melissa, I am feeling so, so terrible, I have missed your last couple of posts, and even your very, very gorgeous giveaway.. Actually, I have been missing a lot of lovely posts of all my favourite girls the past few weeks unfortunately as I have been so busy and finding it hard to juggle everything.. I really cant wait to see your union jack for the royal wedding!! And you should definently do the etsy thing; I think its a truly fantastic marketplace/invention of the 21st century!!! Love your tulips and milkbottles!! In fact, one of my most favourite memories of life in the uk was being all tucked up in my bed on a dark, cold winters morning and hearing the milkboys delivering to our door, the crunch. crunch of his feet through the snow! and the clink. clink. of the bottles!..... takes me back!!!
    Hugs and love,
    Laura xx

  2. Congratulations to the tote winner! You lucky lady!

    The lace looks gorgeous.....Oh I really need to learn how to sew! ha ha!

    Happy monday to you!

    Vanessa x

  3. Well done to the winner and can't wait for Friday now... and maybe a tote bage with lace and frils? Sounds good to me x

  4. ooooh, i cannot wait to see how the flag turns, i know it will be gorgeous! and royal wedding bbq garden party? oh my, i can't wait to hear more about this as well! i know you will document it wonderfully and make us all feel like we are right there with you : ) which is why i just love reading here so much. happy monday, hope your girl is feeling better soon! XO

  5. Hi Melissa!
    The sun is out and bright shining here! Spring is here, woohoo!
    Soooo, like I thought no winning for moi, but that's ok, because here is my first order for your not yet to be etsy store: the photo (nr.6) with the naturals and lace, two pillows please and a tote for the beach like the lucky winner has, and well, a jack flag here is not totally swiss (maybe a swiss one in the make??) Anyway, you get it, I would like to buy some hand made with love Melissa originals!
    and sending some virtual big hugs for Ella, hope she is feeling better soon, hugs from my house to yours!
    (oh, and now I get it...the wedding bbq you where talking about last time is the royal one...duh Maureen....I know, England is in the wedding mood, I get it).
    Bye honey,
    Maureen x

  6. That lace is lovely! I am a sucker for lacy things too. I can't wait to see what you make from it!!

  7. Oh a cliffhanger! I can't wait to see what you create!

  8. How lucky is that getting given all that beautiful lace, you lucky lady! I am so envious! Can't wait to see your creation on Friday :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

  9. Looking forward to what you create with the lace Melissa! And congrats to Marsha on her new tote!
    xo Cathy

  10. Lovely lace. It should last you a little while. Congrats to Marsha.

  11. Congrats to Marcia,
    fellow Miss Sew and Sew
    reader and giveaway winner!!!
    Can't wait to see your
    Union Jack pillow, M : )
    I am on the trail for one,
    xx Suzanne
    PS: Hope Big Girl is up
    and about, soon!

  12. Oh wow such beautiful lace. Can't wait to see you new creations xox

  13. That flag will be scrummy... that cotton lace is totally gorgeous! congrats to your winner! X

  14. Oh, congrats, Marcia, you lucky duck! What a tote to treasure. And Miss Melissa, I can't wait until Friday now, you crafty girl! J x

  15. What a gorgeous stash of lace! Lovely lovely!
    Look froward to seeing your union jack on friday.
    Hope your big girl is feeling better now.

  16. Thank you Melissa!! I'm so excited to win this beautiful tote!! You're such a sweetie :-)
    I hope you do a little picture tutorial on your flag too. I have some lace around here and I've been trying to decide what to make with it :-)
    Thank you again!!


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