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Silver Rose is disabled and nearly home bound, without family or institutional affiliation to help with her needs. Donate to help fund internet fees and raw supplies for her art works or buy an item featured on this blog.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

COLOR BLOCK SUMMER SHAWL

COTTON SUMMER SHAWL


This shawl is 100% cotton, one-of-a-kind, hand made, and completely original of design.  It took 24 hours to produce and is for sale at $140.00 plus actual shipping costs.  It is shipped by United States Postal Service, First Class and includes shipping confirmation.

This is a bright and happy shawl, perfect for a summer bar-b-que or beach party.

Even my cat was fascinated with this unusual shawl.  No worries, though, I snatched it away from him and he won't be walking on it again, the little stinker!




Corner detail:



Silver Rose Parnell
(c) 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

HAND MADE LACE BABY HAT

A friend of mine is waiting for her new granddaughter to be born, and I have crocheted a lace baby bonnet in preparation for the baptism.







This baby hat is made from 100% cotton thread and is entirely original of design and workmanship.  It is adjustable in two locations whereby a chain of thread acts as a drawstring through a lacy channel in the garment.  

A similar item would be shipped, complete with cleaning instructions printed on a lovely card, so that whoever receives the garment is assured that it is entirely hand made by an artisan devoted to keeping alive a craft that has mostly died out.

Artisan made home goods and clothing are becoming rare in this age of cheap, mass-produced Chinese materials that neither stand up to the test of time nor rise to the level of quality that a hand-made item typically does.

In exchange for a token donation, I will make a baby hat especially for you.  This hat took 8 hours to crochet and, if you want one that is similar, I ask for a $50 donation (plus shipping costs), which works out to about $6 an hour, far below what an artist's time is worth.  Donation must be made through my Paypal account before I begin work on your garment, and you should receive it within 3 weeks.  Because these garments are made to order and the donation represents only a token price, there are no refunds.

Available colors are: white, light pink, light blue, red, and maroon.  Other colors may be available on special order.  I will have to check my supplier at the time the garment is ordered.

If you would rather wait to see an actual garment I produce before you purchase, please send me your email address and I will advise you each time I add an item for sale. Announcements will be few, as each garment takes a long time to make, and my ability to produce these items is limited.

Please keep in mind that your donation goes toward supporting a disabled, older lady whose life is entirely devoted to God and who prays over and through each item she produces.  I like to say that there's a prayer in every stitch!  

If you have any further questions about my lacework, please send me a message, and I will get back to you.

In the meantime, God bless us all.

Silver "Rose" Parnell


FANCY LACE SHAWL

As a present to to a family member, I made her a lace shawl that is both durable, feminine and darn pretty, if I do say so myself.  Here are some pictures of it.





This shawl is made from 100% cotton thread and is entirely original of design and workmanship.  A similar item would be shipped, complete with cleaning instructions printed on a lovely card, and bearing a small pink woven tag with my name sewed onto it so that whoever receives the garment is assured that it is entirely hand made by an artisan devoted to keeping alive a craft that has mostly died out.

Artisan made home goods and clothing are becoming rare in this age of cheap, mass-produced Chinese materials that neither stand up to the test of time nor rise to the level of quality that a hand-made item usually does.

In exchange for a token donation, I will make a shawl especially for you.  This shawl took 50 hours to crochet and, if you want one that is similar, I ask for a $300 donation, which works out to only $6 an hour, far below what an artist's time is worth.  Donation must be made through my Paypal account before I begin work on your garment, and you should receive it within 3 weeks.  Because these garments are made to order and the donation represents only a token price, there are no refunds.

Available colors are: white, light pink, light blue, red, and maroon.  Other colors may be available on special order.  I will have to check my supplier at the time the garment is ordered.

If you would rather wait to see an actual garment I produce before you purchase, please send me your email address and I will advise you each time I add an item for sale.  Announcements will be few, as each garment takes a long time to make, and my ability to produce these items is limited.

Please keep in mind that your donation goes toward supporting a disabled, older lady whose life is entirely devoted to God and who prays over and through each item she produces.  I like to say that there's a prayer in every stitch!

If you have any further questions about my lacework, please send me a message, and I will get back to you.

In the meantime, God bless us all.

Silver "Rose" Parnell

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LACE CREATIONS

Lace Baptismal blanket






This baptismal blanket was made for a friend's grandchild from cotton thread, entirely worked by hand.  It has a double lace border, one longer than the other, of differing motifs.  This blanket took about 40 hours to make and would cost approximately $250 if I were to make one to order for you in this same size.  This is an original item of my own design.

The next few pictures depict a hat that I created to match the baby blanket.  Keep in mind that these items are sized for a newborn.  The hat was very labor intensive.  Again, it is of my own design, and is elaborately hand-worked.  It is also made from 100% cotton thread.  A similar hat would be priced at $75.

All items on this page must be hand-washed in mild soap, very carefully, and laid out to dry in a manner that will keep their shape.







If you would like me to make you a similar blanket and/or hat, please contact me by email with the message line LACE BLANKET to silvercottage@hotmail.com and I will give you a quote.

In the meantime, God bless everyone!  Pray for me, as I pray for you.

Silver Rose Parnell