Thursday, December 27, 2007

... exploring

I love the basic O*Wristlet shape because of its simple, "clean" lines. When I was thinking of a base for an appliqué - it seemed like a good choice. I've cut free-hand shapes and mounted it to get an effect of a 3D floral and leaves appliqué. It has some "freedom" and a slight "movement" which is what I like about it. That's actually my second time trying this technique... the first time was on the orange vinyl bag .
This O-Wristlet color is chocolate- brown ... I associate it with warmth and the winter color of the earth. It is very practical as it will settle nicely with any colors of wardrobe.

Below is another recent work that involves the "movement" element - a skirt I made for myself without a pattern... it took me forever to finish!:) here I also used a "wintry" color of gray - moss linen blend. The medium-weight of the fabric gives the skirt some "heaviness", especially at the inner ruffles. By it's color and weight it can only be a skirt for sunny winter days, and it works great with knee - high boots! :) YAY! love boots...

Mike Brant

Thirty two years ago you jumped to your death in April 1975. We're still missing you and aching your loss.

Here's a few great moments of you, superstar, that I like so much! as a joker, and a great singer...

You'll be in our hearts and minds forever!

Mike Brant - his amazing life story.

My favorite song...


Saturday, December 01, 2007

Ta Da!!!

My vinyl bags are finally sewn :))

After staring at those rolls of delicious vinyls for weeks, I've actually had - just HAD to get it out of my system!

Here's a wonderful "Burnt Orange" vinyl with stitched appliqué I did on my beloved Bernina.
I put this This bag also in my new Etsy banner I love this orang so much!!!
I'll take more pictures of the other bags very soon.

My hubby took these pictures of me while my boys were waiting in the car to go on a bicycle ride.... I was so glad that the sunshine was peaking this morning (for a change) for a few hours :) ... you can also see Cherry, our new puppy - we're in love with her!