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The last linky party I participated in was way back in June 2010 on my EP Designs blog - I no longer blog there but all those posts have been imported into this blog. It's now five years down the track, I have a new blog and I'll be showing off whatever I can about beautiful and creative things.

I'll begin by sharing one of my picture quotes which is pretty much what my blogging will be all about. Most of these will part of my Picture Quote category. This category is fairly new and I will have more picture quotes being added regularly. The background in this picture quote is a montage of some of my past recreations.


The post before this one shows the lace doylies that have been on my creative table being recreated. I've joined in rather late into The Handmade Challenge hosted by Karen on My Handmade Adventure. Recreating the doylies was the first listed on my Challenge list. This was the boost to get me back on the creative path again. It's been a long time between creations so I thoroughly enjoyed the process.... it felt fabulous bringing out the dyes to re-colour the doylies. The pics below show the hand-dyed doylies in preparation for the next step and the finished project.... although I have some ideas on developing these further at a later date.

HandmadeChallenge.Hand dyed

HandmadeChallenge.Doylies Recreated into

Finally I have to show the first signs of Spring around home. It's been slow in coming but today has been a gorgeous day. The blooms are starting to show and the Magpies are marking out their territory. Magpies were not a usual sight around here until the last big drought we had which brought into the suburbs a few Aussie bird species....and they stayed.

Apricot Blossoms, Magpies and Jasmine

Apricot Blossoms, Magpies and Jasmine

I'm linking up this week with -

Shabby Art Boutique's Shabbilicious Friday

How Sweet The Sound's Pink Saturday


  8 Responses to “In The Pink With Lace and Spring”

  1. You did wonders on the dollies recreated. I have so many that could be fixed that way. I am not into that so will keep them as is.

    • I wanted to get myself into being creative again so this was a nice way to start. I have some really gorgeous doylies that will also remain as is. 🙂

  2. I’ve never seen doiles transformed into such neat pieces before! Very nice. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! (Thinking Pink post) I was given your name in Italian class in high school because my middle name was ALANE! So yes, I was Elena, back in the 80’s! I guess Jill was too hard to translate. LOL!
    Enjoy your new signs of spring…. we are heading into Fall!


    • Welcome to my blog Jill – thank you for your kind words. I used to wish I had a different name when I was young because people found it difficult to pronounce my name correctly and would call me Eleanor instead. Funny how names will be adjusted to suit, lol.
      Enjoy your fall 🙂
      Ciao for now, Elena.

  3. Isn’t it amazing what we can do with doilies Elena. I bet you enjoyed that project too. Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday. It’s always nice to see a fellow Aussie.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

    • Thank you for popping in Kerryanne. It’s lovely to find an Aussie blog like yours. So many beautiful things and I love recreating too. Hope to share more with you in future.
      Ciao for now,
      Elena xx

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