Saturday, April 30, 2011

a recent train trip that brought me to denver colorado also brought inspiration, filling me so completely and so unexpectedly. a fenced off construction site...?

...decorious with giant crocheted flowers, leaves and stems?
who does that?
a glorious curiosity i am still pleasingly, pondering : )


*granny graffiti and yarn bombing? i am so out of the loop :)

Saturday, April 23, 2011

baby sized, silken fluffy study #2 in silk organdy is finally finished. she has such the lovely swing and fullness that i couldn't get with her delicate sister in silk gauze. my photos cannot capture it's remarkable silken ways properly but it will soon be on to it's rightful owner, kerri hamilton photography, who surely can.loving that i can find a home for imaginings of such ruffly, silken happiness :)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

a very spare spring collection this year but just enough.... for all their layers of seen and unseen love and attention. 25 pieces are finding their way to new venues this season.

4 went to etsy with more to be added soon!

9 went to a lovely, local yarn store called cast away. the local place that inspires me:)

the layers of hand crafted details seemed so relevant i took a deep breath and asked the owner if she would be interested in carrying my work. i was overjoyed when she said yes: ) it is a wonder after 10 years and 1000's of pieces i still feel so insecure about my work in the audiance of others outside of my world. creativity is such a vulnerable place in me, a direct link to the world in my heart.

and 3 spring pieces+ some other requests of past collections are going to a a delightful mommy in sacramento who's emailed compliments have been more than a bit of pep rally and encouragement to my imagination and handwork. i am so very grateful!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

not as fluffy as anticipated but still a successful study of silk's graceful properties. this infant sized study in silk gauze. my ruffler and she did not get on well. ruffler is such a clunky tool for something so delicate and gossamer. i love it and hope it will still prove useful for fuloflyfe's photographic eyes. if not this one perhaps the next in silk chiffon?

Friday, April 1, 2011

today begins my continuation of the study of the fluffy or pettiskirt as it is commonly known. my order of silk gauze and silk chiffon arrived this week and i promptly stained it with a very dilute coffee wash to soften it's bright white. silk has just the bounce and float and natural fiber i was aching after.

i always feel more than a little sad for the silk worms who gave their lives for this beautiful textile but it also makes me savor their legacy of finery even more completely.

one (or 2?:) tiny sized fluffy for the beautiful photographic capturings of fuloflyfe's baby sized clients is now happening in my world.