I was going to call this the Mother's Door but then I realized that some of the beautiful lace that I had used had been given to me by women that hadn't had children. I wanted it to speak of all the women, that had shared something of their lives with these bits and pieces of lace.
I make art dolls and crazy quilts and women have shared their lace with me.
Under the flower arch in the center I will attach a picture of my new grandchild when she is born and I will stitch in her name and date of birth, at that time.
I still have a lot of hand work to do. I want to attach little seed beads and some antique mother of pearl buttons. And, attach the closure for the doors.
It's very shabby chic in nature and it was a lot of fun to do. I'm pleased with how it has turned out so far. It will need a sturdy backing put on for hanging it on the wall.
I'll do some hand embroidery to the bottom of the opening where you can see it gaping against the green fringe.
There is part of my wedding gown lace on it and some lace from a little baby dress of my mother's. Both my great aunt and grandmother have donated pieces of lace from pillow cases and hankies.
I think I will add some touches of ink to give it a little more of an aged look.
It's fun to play with.