Friday, November 19, 2010

Sisterly Love and More Vests

Last weekend I got together with my sister from Los Angeles and her daughter. They came to Portland to see my parents and our siblings. During the visit I gave my sister her frog skin designer purse (Fendi.) She enjoyed the whole story behind the purse, and plans to use it, but her daughter felt sorry for the frogs. I asked my niece to model one of my vests. She is so beautiful, as is her mother.

My sister and I went shopping for silk at my favorite place to get the best variety I have yet found. Fabric Depot has more beautiful silk fabrics than I have found in any store or on line. The problem is that I never have enough money to buy all that I want. This time they were 35% off, what a deal! I was looking for silk for a "holiday jacket." This is one of the jackets that I made. It also has a hood in the back.

I have also continued to make several of the vests with hoods. They are a great way to combine the wool with the beautiful silks I have found.

I am now working on a large poncho, but don't have the table or counter                         space to lay it out, so I was down on the floor with this large piece of nuno felt. I am too old for that. It is no way to felt. I am going to have to figure out something else for larger projects. More on this later.


  1. Fab, fab, fab. I wish I could make garments like those. Maybe one day...

  2. You continue to make such gorgeous garments! I recently basted a queen size quilt, had to lay it out on my deck and kneel on it for a couple of hours, pinning it all together. It was very tiring! I sympathize with your floor exercises. I especially love those last couple of hooded vests, how much do you sell them for? You certainly are in an attractive family.

  3. Thanks for the wonderful comments from wonderful blogger friends. You are so appreciated. Hugs for all of you.

  4. great stuff you made, but the model is fab too!
    love the way you use your material, very inspiring! love, riet:) quaaak:-))

  5. hi cameron! next time i make a scarve, i will show pictures how to make them.
    it's easy if you can see it, but my english is not good enough to explain it to you. love, riet

  6. Cameron....what an amazing grouping of garments! I have not had time to visit so I am catching up again and have to say ... Wow! The garments in the shop look fantastic and the photo of you and your daughter and granddaughter...gorgeous.


  7. every time I'm here your work is more and more beautiful!


  8. More amazing work, such great colour combinations.
    Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving!