Thursday, October 21, 2010

Welcome to the Real World

This is my latest wrap dress. I'm taking sewing classes and although I thought I already knew how to sew, can you imagine there is a lot I don't know.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Flowered Dress

Voila! The latest design. I found this fantastic piece of fabric only one yard, so I was forced to make this cute little summer dress. Currently I am working on my sewing skills so that I can sell my dresses on Etsy or somewhere. Soon.
Looking for a vintage wiggle dress pattern as that is all the rage, have yet to see someone in public wearing one. But I'll bet she looks great!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Monet Garden Dress

O.K. less crabby today and decided to call my new dress The Monet Garden Dress... much better. Isn't that top pic surreal? It looks photoshopped but it isn't. Had to hike my lazy b... into the woods so that noone would watch me taking pictures of a dress in the woods.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Skirt Inspiration

This skirt was in the latest Marie-Claire magazine. My local yarn shop has some curly mohair that might work!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Back to Earth Handwarmers pattern

The Back to EarthHandwarmers pattern is listed for sale on Etsy now!

Dark Chocolate Lace Cape details

Here are a couple of pictures detailing the X on the Dark Chocolate Lace Cape and also one other stitch. Sorry, I loaded them onto the block backwards, so it goes from the end of the x to the beginning of it.
The last picture should the hdc in the ch6 space below.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Monday, August 2, 2010

Prarie Market Tote

The Prarie Market Tote is my latest crochet design. I was actually making something else that was turning itself into this tote so I just went for it. Currently the pattern is for sale on Etsy.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Montana Tote details

Montana Tote before reinforcing rounds.
The tops of the two handles before sewing them together.
Finished strap with reinforcing single crochet and slip stitch edging.
Where to start the reinforcing round.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Montana Tote Pattern

I have finally finished the Montana Tote pattern and have it listed for sale on Etsy. This colorful one is made of wool. A skirt with a similar essence is in the works.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

What Else to Wear

Burberry Prorsum is one of my favorites. Seems to me 40licious had this exact outfit by Ralph Lauren way back in the 80's. I really find it interesting and love clothes that you can look fabulous in while tending to your goat.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What to Wear

I like to thrift score, but sometimes there is so much out there that one doesn't know where to start. The first outfit looks like good starting place. An outfit by Michael Kors, maybe buy the belt and boots new so that you have a polished look, make the hat and skirt and thrift the sweater. The dress also by Michael Kors looks like something you could sew. In fact his latest pattern for Vogue may even BE this dress, it is difficult to tell as the picture is so dark. Though not a huge fan of his, these two outfits are sublime.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Double Posting

I had to double post today because I found this doiley dress on Missoni fall 2010. The knitted dress is also very interesting. Still not enough time in the day. I want to make one of everything for myself!

Missoni Quilt Skirt

While thumbing throught the latest Bazaar magazine, I noticed the Missoni had a long crochet skirt that resembles the stitching I have been using and really inspires me to design one of my own. On further research I find some quilted skirts that look just like these pieces of vintage wool blankets that my mother just gave to me. Really is there enough time to do it all?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Big Wowy Scarves

These three big scarves come from different designers. The top picture is from Michael Kors 2010 fall collection, the second is Yokoo on etsy which I saw last winter and the last is...I forgot but I found it on Etsy in 2008 and thought it was outrageous.
Interesting how ideas spread like wildfire. Looks like it is time I design my own oversized scarf.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

French Market Bag crochet

This design just evolved. I started crocheting with something else in mind and when it took this shape, rather than unravel I kept going. Love the little shadow.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Dark Chocolate Hobo Bag

Just when I am ready to give up on Etsy, I sell something which makes it fun again. Like gambling I imagine.
This Dark Chocolate Hobo bag is a really cute design, I'll have to try whipping up another although I don't have any more of this color.
The Octopus bag sold at Five Fingers. It is not likely I will make any more, it took FOREVER!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

If I had a shop - ballet slippers

The boutique would carry Luna Shoes UK ballet slippers in every color.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

If I had a shop

Racks and racks would be filled with these beautiful vintage style dresses from Kara-Line.
As the summer tries to get to the Northwest my knitting slowly falls to the wayside and I begin to sew up dresses of my own. Maybe I would have time enough to make some for my imaginary shop.