From My Sketchbook: Lace Patterns

In order to fill up more sketchbooks, which is on my bucket list for 2015, I have been coming up with lots of new drawing prompts, so I’ve been sketching A LOT lately!

These days I’ve been experimenting in my sketchbooks with drawing lace doilies, lace edging and lace patterns with fishnet backgrounds.

sketchbook page of lace sketchbook page lace pattern

sketchbook page of lace

Time with my sketchbook continues to be one of my favorite things to do! I’m on a roll so I’m just going to keep going.


New Laces

I love my Converse shoes, especially in gray because they work with everything I wear.

But the boring white shoelaces they came with have been bugging me. So I decided to make my own, using the project in Melissa’s book. Easy peasy! I got to use our heat tool to shrink the plastic tubing around the ends so they thread through the grommets easier.

I used this fabulous fabric… sigh… more love!

Here’s what my shoes look like now:

Much better!

Since I use my USB drive all the time to save projects for my Photoshop class, I also made a lanyard for that so I wouldn’t forget it. I used the same pattern for the shoelaces, but sewed the ends together to make a continuous strips.

I used an older print from Amy Butler’s Lotus collection that I’m not that crazy about anymore, just in case this idea didn’t work the way I planned.

These laces were so easy that I’m thinking about what else I can use them for so I have an excuse to make a couple more.