Sunday, September 19, 2010
Note to self… when mass producing gift items don’t leave the task you least like doing until last, because in doing so you will find so many other weird and wonderful sewing projects to do instead.
Enter weird and maybe not so wonderful, but imaginative sewing diversion. Again I need to preface entries with the inheritance stash. I’m basically a Williamsburg Blue, Cherry Red kind of gal, but I’ve inherited a stash from an Art Quilting friend. I also hate the word stash. When you’re Williamsburg Blue and Cherry Red it goes without saying that your quilting tilts towards the traditional. What’s more traditional than using every bit of fabric from your 30 year accumulation of conservative buying? So, this inherited piece of copper frost has been a challenge that I had to meet. The cape was intended to be an elegant wrap for maybe a special night out at the opera, but it’s taken on a more Oriental / Harry Potter/ Merlin connotation…Wow, but isn’t that the essence of imagination….I like it!!! Okay back to work.
I may have to move into a childhood dream of mine...puppet making.....to be continued. (5/100)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I use to be such a Samantha purist, and would only create outfits that were of the era. Notice the book entitled Children’s Fashions 1900-1950. Oh how I painstakingly researched each dress. Well I’m older, and have inherited a stash that is stretching my imagination. When I spied this wild print visions of gypsies danced in my head, and why shouldn’t Sam have the ability to play dress up. Things couldn’t have been all that different at the turn of the century….. au boulot as the French would say so the fun’s over back to work I go on the gifts…..In-between I hope to create 100 different doll dress…. Why? Just because I can….
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
BECAUSE I CAN'T
Sewing up a storm, but they are all gifts so I can’t post…
BECAUSE I CAN
In another life I made American Girl Doll Clothes. I've saved a few just in case another VIP little girl crosses my path someday and
I Inherited a stash that is inspiring me on to my bucket list check off of making 100 dresses.
PS Dear Jane has been tucked away, doll dresses have become my palette cleaner du jour….. .