Sunday, August 21, 2016

tale of two cuffs


I pick up antique metal and gemstones when I travel
as my bag of pieces has grown I decided to use the  lovely artwork,
 mostly from nomads, in various ways
I like to created wearable art, so made the two cuffs shown here
I used sari silk, tattered and dyed lace and yarns, along with vintage pieces
both for sale in my Etsy shop


mosswood

ornaments from the silk road

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

on the " other" side, a haunting ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0O-AEL165RA
 please copy and paste ,you can visit the video here.
 have some light fun

an old town re-discovered

Monday, August 15, 2016

altered baby dress


I have found several vintage and antique baby dresses to alter.
I love to use them in another way, hanging on a closet door or even framed in an old frame
they are so nostalgic and sweet.
this is one just completed, the 'lawn' fabric is wonderful and there is a lot of tiny embroidery on the collar and cuffs


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Postcards from Paris, framed


I do like to embroider and CQ when I can
My fabric postcards are so portable I  take them on the bus or onto my Lanai and stitch away
When my kids were in school I would take them as I car-pooled,  long ago now.
They are a little fiddly because of the size,  6 x 4 inches.


They are a continual feature in my hands
 I always have some 'in the works' in my great sewing bag
sometime will have to show you that!

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

old dolls

I found these vintage look dolls in a' sort of thrift store'





in NZ years ago.
The are among my favorites.
Simple and elegant
I move them around, in front of a mirror or
in front of an old cabinet card,
The box behind is one I made in shape of a sea shell.
The ladies are enjoying the breeze at the lace curtained window

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Vintage doll

I made this doll with an image of Marie, for the torso
It is stuffed and hand stitched
Marie wears her garden look, all mossy and brown, layers of lace and ticking for her visits to Petit Trianon
It seems this was her special retreat where she could wear Country clothes and do her needlework

this is my version

 it is for sale   SOLD

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

a journal for Marie


I love to create books and journals
Have a dozen in the studio, but, too hot in the Islands to work on much.
This one is complete and is for sale in Ebay
SOLD
Cover with ribbons

First pages of 24

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Shabby Cottage tote


It is for sale, contact me here if you would like it
made with chintz inside and out.
I added old lace bits and buttons too
Pretty image on the front and my special technique for the handle
Video on YouTube of me constructing it.