Ok I have been "chickening around" for months now. My first steps of the very first project still lay there and look at me, saying "you don't dare do you?" and in fact it's true, since I found out I should begin with something easier than I first had planned.
But I haven't begun on anything easier yet, I've just postponed this new adventure and in the meantime I've just done small things in other crafty areas (mostly tatting).
Now I was so lucky to find a friend who lives nearby who (we discovered only now) is as passionate as I am for lace in general, I've showed her the resourced shared here, the links, the tutorials, and she's very enthusiastic. It helps to focus !!!
Other things have happened too. I have received a porcelain doll which I absolutely treasure, made by doll artist Marina Bychkova. I have won her in Marina's annual birthday contest. (Here is she if you are curious to see her!
So, my desire would be to make something for her to wear, made of needlelace.
Now I might start on too ambitious things again, even before I have begun. But I guess one needs motivation, a project. Even though it may come out ugly the first time, it's not important, I can always begin on a new and improved one later! At this stage I think what I need most is just to have the courage to begin.
So, I'm looking around for some simple idea, a simple pattern, for making something that she (I gave her the name of Isadora) could wear.
I confess I thought of a corset at first (I have the pattern for the 8 tiny pieces and I'm making one out of other easier material) also because the pieces are small and almost like deformed rectagles, but I feel this too is too advanced to try in needlelace, so I'm trying to think of something easier.
Perhaps a pair of romantic, long sleeves?
Or perhaps, as I was thinking months ago, I could try a pair of tiny, drop-shaped wings? or socks? what do you think? :) any advice is welcome to get me started and motivated (I am motivated but scared !).