Monday, October 29, 2007

That's what friends are for...or advetures in the tutu factory!

last week some of my girlfriends came to my rescue as I madly got ready for a trunkshow at my mom's...tutus are always a big hit but I had run out of time to get them stocked had a tutu tutorial here and a few of my gal pals joined me in the fun!

A huge thanks to Seamstress Susie, Mary Ellen - the cutting queen & Luscious Lara who even enlisted the help of her 9 year old DD!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Oh Sew Busy...Take 2!

Yes...2 more listings up on ebay....

my final one for StudioR's Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree is a felted wool jacket that coordinates with Michael Miller's Holiday fabric...but also goes great with a pair of jeans!

The design has been needle felted on and I incorporated angelina fibers into the wool roving to give some added sparkle. The green trim is from my stash of vintage trims and is the lovliest shade of limey green!

My second set that just listed this morning is a semi-custom felted wool skirt with hand appliqued wool polka dots..I just love how this came out!


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Oh Sew Busy...
I have 3 new sets listed on ebay this week ..
the first is Let it Snow with StudioR, this is a 3 piece custom featuring a wool skirt with hand emboidered details, needlefelting and applique using wool felt and recycled felted wool sweaters!
The next 2 sets were done for my guest appearance with the Cherry amazingly talented group of women!

Their theme is "Tattered Beauty" and I listed 2 tonight for that and will have another 1 or 2 more later in the week.

The first I have named Autumn Splendor and this features a REVERSIBLE dupioni silk skirt - double your fun for the holidays!

the other one listed with theBlossoms is called Chocolat and is a Euro inspired Zuma pant setEnjoy!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Fabric Therapy....

well, Stanley was not the only one to have some fun in NYC...I also had the chance to take a quick trip through the garment district...WOW!! It is a good thing I was on foot and limited by how much I could carry otherwise I could have done some major damage!

The selection, colors, textures, trims were overwhelming and inspiring at the same time...I limited myself to a few goodies that I will share as I use them...for now, enjoy the photos...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Stanley Takes the Big Apple
columbus day weekend found me in The Big Apple..sans les enfants! whooo wheee ;) We are going to India next month for awedding so I flew down to visit my brother and get our visas...I did have a stowaway with me however...Flat Stanley!

My daughters 2nd grade class is studying geography and they each mailed 2 Stanleys to friends around the world with instructions to take photos of Stanley at some of the sights where they live. Si Stanley jined me on my journey to NYC..enjoy the pics....

Monday, October 15, 2007

The Kindness of others...

Wow...I was overwhelmingly surprised by the positive vibes I received on my EURO Hooodie Dress that ended today on ebay...

It had more than 700 views which was record setting for me and at one point 30 watchers! I listed it over at my ETSY store and when I got home from running errands I had the sweetest convo in my mailbox...
I am touched that the effort was made to let me know how much they liked it...I know I try to do this when I see something I lov ebut may not be able to purchase and it was neat to have it done to me...thanks Irishmonk!
It also caused me to reflect on the whole design process...sometimes I agonize over a design for weeks, trying to get each element as I want it but then , as with this dress...i catch sight of the fabric from the corner of my eye and the urge to create takes hold and within hours the design is complete. I loved the dress but as I had not spent long laboring over the design I did not have great expectations for it - I have been so pleasantly surprised and want to thank everyone for their kind words of admiration!
Have a beauty filled day!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Another Awesome ETSY find....

I just love the creativity over at ETSY and had to share the latest neat idea I saw...

perfect for all of your knitting from recycled knitting needles!
from Sassafras Creations...and she has a promo for freeshipping through 10/15!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Some more customer cuties....
two cute!!

Good Morning! I have a lot of goodies to share with you!

I have 3 current listings for the Elite Euro launch on ebay

to Market...

From Russia with Love

from Russia with Love ...part 2

I also spotted a great RESELL on ebay...

Uptown Twirl

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Customer cuties....

I LOVE to get photos from my customers..I thought I would share a few recent photos I have received....
Florence Nightingale....

had nothing on me the past 2 weeks! UGH...I was running an infirmary ~ little LEo down with pnemonia for a week and a half and Klem had strep & croup resulting in a trip to urgent care so he could get some help breathing. Needless to say it kept me from my blogging pleasure but I am back and will ahve a bunch of goodies to share with you !
Leo kept me company while I got some work done!