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My friend Kendra asked me to make a custom cape for her beautiful daughter Ainsley’s First Communion. The cape is raw (dupioni) silk with silk hand embroidery. I modified a vintage pattern and also modified some floral embroidery patterns I found on-line. I embroidered a combination of swirls, daisies, and leaves along the edges of the collar and body of the cape.

So honored to have made this cape for Ainsley. She is such a wonderful girl as is her mom!

My Nuno felted scarf won third prize at the Weston Arts and Crafts Association (WACA) 2014 Spring Awards Show. The “crafts” category included scarves, clothing, accessories both knitted and sewn, pottery, fused glass, turned wood, and jewelry. I am very pleased to have won; bonus, scarf sold!

Playing around with Instacollage.

Collage A Full Cup Design

Collage A Full Cup Design

I had a fun opportunity to make my friend a tutu for the Cupid Undie’s Run at Fenway Park. I based it loosely on the tutu worn by Carrie in the opening credits of “Sex and the City.” This one is in red, pink, and white and is a shorter than the one in the show. I might make one for myself in neutral colors like Carrie’s. Then, I will have to find somewhere fun to wear it! Several a few of my running friends also want tutus for their upcoming races!

Cupid Tutu

Cupid Tutu

Valentine’s Day is just a few weeks away. Here is a gallery of gift ideas from my Etsy store.

I have so many items planned for the holiday show in which I will be participating this year. This week, I am making six wristlet/clutches. Wallets, messenger bags, and lunch bags are also on the list. The show is at the Josiah Smith Barn and Tavern and is sponsored by the Weston (MA) Arts and Crafts Association. It is the only holiday show I do, and it was excellent last year. Hoping for another great season!New-WACA-Postcard-2013-1

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Earth tones and red scarves

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Black and grey scarves

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Made after seeing leafy seadragons at the aquarium

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Lots of purple and pink shades

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Two white scarves, two bright pink

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Blues and greens

This is a sneak peek at what I have been working on this summer. These nuno felted scarves will be for sale in the fall.

Vintage Vogue pattern and fabric

Vintage Vogue pattern and fabric

Pattern pieces on fabric

Pattern pieces on fabric

All the pieces cut out

All the pieces cut out

Finished crown

Finished crown

Pinned and finished brim

Pinned and finished brim

 

Hat is finished

Hat is finished

Fits perfectly!

Fits perfectly!

 

 

 

 

 

I am headed to Paris this summer for an anniversary trip with my husband. Having very fair skin and sunscreen sensitivity, I need to wear hats. I didn’t think a baseball hat would look stylish enough for Paris, and my big straw hat isn’t easily packable. Now, I have a larger than average head and most hats I find in the stores don’t fit me. Those cute hats I saw at Athleta in the mall? Not for my big head!

The solution I hit on is to make my own hat. I just bought a vintage Vogue pattern, and some fabric. Full-speed ahead & wish me luck.IMG_20130502_131700-1