Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Chocolate and Lace

After an intense few days making samples with lace I found myself distracted. I was in need of a diversionary tactic and so cake making came to the rescue. A chocolate sponge with a vanilla cream cheese filling...


But the lace was never far from my mind...

And I just couldn't help myself...

Back to my samples and I've started to introduce some colour. Floral designs reminiscent of those beautiful Mexican costumes that started me on this research.

Thank you once again to everyone who has offered snippets of lace to help with my project. Your generosity is wonderful and some of the stories amazing... more details here if you want to help.

19 comments:

  1. Wow. Your lace cake and your rose and lace sample are so so beautiful. I want to eat one and run off with the other!

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  2. How delicatelicious!

    Waiter Ill have a slice of that cake!

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  3. I'm not sure how baking comes to the rescue but hey the cake looks gorgeous.

    Your lace and flower sample is lovely.

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  4. The lace design on top of the cake makes it look even more delicious! Yumm! :) x

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  5. The perfect combination of work and play. Mmm! K x

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  6. Cake does it every time, hey? Yours looks very tempting.

    And the rose is just gorgeous, fab colours.

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  7. What a beautiful little flower!!
    The cake looks yummy too. :)
    Vivienne x

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  8. Are old crocheted pieces any use?I like to cut them up and use them in textile work. (After first machining the bit I am going to cut to stop it from unravelling.) Coloured pieces Ok?

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  9. Oh - chocolate cake is my undoing! The 'Mexican' motif sits very well on the lace scraps. I'm shall look forward to seeing where this idea takes you.

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  10. How I wish I had some scraps of lace that I found when emptying my mother's house. I'll have to search to see if I tucked them away somewhere. Do they have to be white?
    Btw, I also use baking as a distraction. Yumm.

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  11. Gina I love your lace project unfortunately I haven't any stories attached to any lace I have as far as I can remember...x

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  12. The chocolate cake looked yummy and the lace project is so interesting - look forward to further posts.

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  13. "Bagsie" the rose....... it is just wonderful against the lace... and it is low in calories.:O))))

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  14. really, really love your lace work. Beautiful.

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  15. wow that cake looks amazing and the lace is gorgeous!
    x

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  16. I bet you and your family made some even bigger holes in that lovely cake.

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  17. Chocolate and pretty too - what can beat that?

    I've linked to your sketchbook project on my blog, I didn't dare show my sketchbook, but have shown something I created as a result of it - thanks for the inspiration.

    Su

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  18. The cake looks delicious, i will have a riffle through my box because i did have some handmade lace somewhere...... Jane

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