Monday, August 27, 2012

the view from my world.
this vintage floral print is so special.  
now in hoop skirt form it is like circus tent.
needing such a wide open space to photograph it's fullness.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

bigger skirts call for bigger places to photograph them.
these skirts are going to be trouble:)
there will be 6 in various variations.
here is number uno in an interesting smocked looking cotton textile with cotton print trims and casings.
84 inches in circumference.
so so happy with her.  
i have been wanting to do hoop skirts with metal hooping for years after my plastic hooping troubles.
 and now that i am retail on etsy i can afford the hooping and all the layers of work they entail. 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

finally finishing another vintage textile masterpiece:) anyway.
vintage euro lace on a 1970's textile waist
and little 1940's british made buttons anchoring the elastic at the back.
12 more skirt studies planned this summer.  
all will make their way to my etsy shop.
i love the look and feel of vintage fabrics for dress up pieces and all my hand sewn details make it feel so timeless in character.  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

taking a brain twisting class this summer at my local junior college with my darling daughter. full of plotting points and tiny dimensions on x and y coordinates.  i really thought i would never use that sort of math idea in my life.  it is coming in handy understanding all that.

pictured is my first a bodice up and down. lots of homework and concentration required.  i don't do anything else in my life where i have to pay microscopic attention for so long...super tricky to keep my brain on task.

excited to have a deeper look into where patterns and people grow in sizing.  will be very useful in my vintage pattern re-sizing for miss teapot dress up.  coming soon:)

Friday, May 25, 2012

the pattern i bought today on etsy at little  ticket whom i just love.  i think capes are next:)after i learn how to resize this children's size 1 into something larger.
i just love the shape of that little hood!  

Friday, April 27, 2012

pairing crushed tulle with recycled silk sweater....yum!

Monday, April 9, 2012

after much ado we have finally put up our 
etsy shop. hooray!
pictured is one of my favorite products.  tiny books made of recycled library discards.  we have used them for disneyland autographs and small stories and tiny art.  they are wearable with a hand finished rayon ribbon and lobster claw clasp which can be clipped to other places for "on the go" tiny art collections and experiences:) 
i am so excited to be able to share more of my creative world of mini things apart from seasonal adornments and create alongside my daughter who is my creative partner in crime:) 

Friday, April 6, 2012

we missed the bloom of the cherry blossoms at the tidal basin in washington d.c. by about a week and all that was left was their tiny pink calyxs and their slightly greenish to brown stems. very sweet up close but alas... not the show i was hoping to catch.
we did however catch the full bloom of another variety called the kwanzan with full, pom pom like clusters of sweet pink blooms stuck to the ends of bare brown branches.
very tutu ish and happy and wand like.
i love the bloom of flowers on trees the best.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

happy spring to one and all who come here to visit.
i have been busy in my workshop, head down, nose to the grindstone for many months working with my daughter on a collection of works to be put up on etsy. we will blog of it and link to it when it is up and running.
i have a small collection of bracelets/mini crowns for spring this year which i hope to place at the ark. they are sweet and small and i love their scale so much. i will work more on small things this year with my daughter as this is the size and quality that speaks most lovingly to us.

loving spring and all its magical petal storms and delicate details.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Saturday, January 21, 2012

my order from moo arrived today:)
the possibilitea of making ones own happy images into postcards is really so uplifting.
pictured is my cupie baby from childhood and a well loved resident of my disheveled dolly sanctuary.

kat of secrets of a butterfly led me there to moo when she gifted me a set of beautiful cards and stickers of her floral imagery for christmas.
thank you, for your lovely guidance and inspirations.
i can't wait to put those cute doll faces in the post for
some old fashioned correspondence.