Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mom and Dad

These are some pictures of my parents that were taken by a wonderful photographer named Ben. They are not my property, so I don't sell them or commercialize them, I just play with them. I have used them to apply some of Kim's wonderful textures. I also applied the poster adjustment to the  middle one. This is so much fun. If you get a chance, to take Kim's classes I would recommend it. Many hugs.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Some New Fabric and Some Leftover Pieces

Light weight for summer evening.

 While at the Clay Ball I met many wonderful people, and I met a very nice woman who asked me to make her a garment for a wedding. She gave me her card and I agreed to call her after the Ball. Since that time we have met and talked about the style of garment she would like and the colors. She has expanded her wishes to include an evening jacket of some kind also. This is wonderful because she has presented me with an opportunity to be creative and challenged at the same time. The fabric above is the first one that I made, the one right below is the second. They are, of course, very different, one heavy more for autumn, winter, the other for a summer evening. I have beautiful silks to add to both of them. The third one is much lighter again, for evenings during the summer.

I also made 2 fabrics using pieces that I had. We are meeting next week and she has invited a friend who likes  different colors than she does. I thought that it would be fun to have a variety of different things to look at. I included a couple of pictures of layout and how I put the rovings around the silk and prefelt. The picture reminds me of a tide pool at the coast. Again I am having too much fun.
Hugs for all my "blogger buddies."
Heavy nuno for autumn or winter.

Lighter weight for summer evening.
Using up pieces.
Adding the roving

Monday, March 14, 2011

Time Goes By and More Shawls

The Clay Ball has come and gone and it was so much fun. I finally found a group of people who really appreciate my wearable art. The city I live in is very conservative and people do not like to step out of the norm very much. That is fine, but it is a bit hard on folks like me who like to dress in bright colors and show off, and who like to make brightly colored clothing for others. People came to the event in all kinds of wonderful dress, some formal, some just dressy, some cocktail, a lot of great vintage. There was a silent auction and a live auction and I had a piece of wearable art in both. I modeled my "jackety-shawl" while it was bid on. Wow, was that intimidating! I wore the shawl in these pictures over my lace dress, very vintage. The pictures just don't do it justice-oh well...

I have had a lot of fun making scarves and shawls using my lace. I decided that using it was the best thing, that letting it sit in a drawer was not what it was meant for. I am careful to let the great designs and the delicacy of it show through. 

This white one would be great for a winter wedding, or for a cool evening. It is so soft and the lace is so beautiful. 

Now I just need to find someone who is getting married. Hugs

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Felted Shawl On Old Lace Skirt

My granddaughter came over to model my garments for my Etsy Shop. She makes everything look great. I asked her to show off the shawl that I made using the vintage black lace that had been an old skirt. I used the whole skirt as I couldn't stand to cut any of the lace. It felted beautifully since it was cotton, and I think that I left plenty of it untouched so that the beauty of the lace catches the eye. Now, where to wear it?