Saturday, February 28, 2015

Bluebird Blues

It's been a while since I've written a blog post...I guess sometimes life gets in the way. Regardless. I've had a busy year making things. It's been my goal to make hand made gifts this year... And needless to say, I'm behind on my gift giving. But of the gifts I've completed. I'm super pleased with all of them! Hopefully the recipients feel the same way!

The first of my endeavors was based off of some earrings that I picked up from the Alzheimer's Association's Memories in the Making show in 2014. The bird nests were paintings that were in the show... And I loved them and knew that they would be the perfect present.

Then... As luck would have it I found this beautiful broach... And then a concept came together (because that's how I operate!)

So I had my basis and theme and I found fabric to coordinate and used a Collette pattern to come up with the following dress.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pure Imagination

I have to geek out about this one because I love it so much! It makes me as happy as the song from Willy Wonka about pure imagination. Go ahead... Sing it... Remember how happy that made you! Well this skirt makes me feel the same way. This is another gift for a friend... And I absolutely adore Melody Miller fabrics and I splurged and came up with this lovely little combination!

I based this idea of happy go lucky childhood off of the necklace. The necklace is a copy of a painting that was in the Alzheimer's Association's Memories in the Making at show for 2014... It needed a fun and happy outfit to go along with it!

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Flowers in the window

Such a lovely day... This was another project for a friend of mine. She had bought this dress... But it was so incredibly full that it wasn't very flattering. I told her that I could do something with it that she would love. The finished piece looks nothing like the original... In fact I probably have enough fabric left to make another dress like this if I wanted to!