Sentence Examples with the word fancywork

She endeavoured unsuccessfully to eke out her irregularly paid allowance by those expedients to which reduced gentlewomen are driven - fancywork and painting fans and snuff-boxes; she lived in a garret and was often unable to allow herself the luxury of a fire.

He could talk about rural economy with the count, fashions with the countess and Natasha, and about albums and fancywork with Sonya.