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.

10 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  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.

    Congrats!

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

    kiskis

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

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