Sunday, November 28, 2010

Winter Wonder Hats...

I'm working a new etsy site for my textiles...more on that very soon!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

4 years or so ago

I took a pair of vintage cowgirl boots and decided to cut them up and I made myself a new leather handbag!

Last year I took a class, taught by the lovely Charlotte Lyons, on how to make hats out of wool sweaters and now, I can't stop!  I've made scarves, wraps, loops, and all sorts...

I love cutting up and making new!  These scarves are headed for Indiana, some will stay and some will be on my new etsy store and a new blog I'm working on, with help from a friend....stay tuned!

Here's my next project:

It's a 1x size, I'm a sm/med...but I love the idea of making another sweater with flowers so I'm off to the sewing machine.

And another project brewing in my brain:

I know, it's crazy...but I think I can do it!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Have you ever...

experience something that went beyond your expectations?  That was Silver Bella this year.  It was simply fabulous!

I didn't take very many photos, Lynn has them on her camera and I'm sure she will be posting them soon!

Here's a peak at three of the swaps I participated in-

Souvenir Journal...

3 x3 inch embroidery and embellishment...

5 x 7 fabric swap...

Aren't they wonderful?

I've been busy with scarves...exciting things ahead!  More on that later!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Forgot this one...

This one was inspired by an Anthro scarf sweater vest combination.

I added the flower and then remembered this adorable orange GAP jacket I had in my closet that I bought second hand.  Can't wait to wear this!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Packing for Silver Bella

I'm ready!  As I was cleaning out my closet, looking for things to wear in Omaha, I picked up the new Anthro Nov. edition in the mail.  Man oh man I love their stuff.  After drooling, I was inspired to make a few things to wear to Silver Bella!

Click here to see the sweater that caught my eye.

And, here's what I made while digging through my closet...

This used to be a cardigan.  I cut off the bottom and added it around the neck to make the sweater come higher.  Then, I sewed it shut so I have to put the sweater on over my head.  I kept the belt, added a ruffle like hem, a mother of pearl button, and went to Goodwill to find a $2 white sweater to use for the petals.  I had the green fabric to make the leaves thanks to a hat making time with my wonderful friend Melissa.  I know this sounds prideful, but I can't wait to wear it!

Then, I decided I would see what was on Anthro's website and came across some scarves, loops, and so many delicious things!

Here's what I made after looking at their accessories...

This little green scarf took less than 30 minutes!

(I'm in love with this burnt orange color.)

I used a silver skirt I bought at Old Navy for $1 and found this beautiful crochet sweater at Goodwill for $3.25.  I had the seam binding from my much inexpensive!

So, today, I'm loving the sunshine and the almost 80 degree weather, but realizing that it's way to hot to wear any today and am secretly hoping it gets cold just to wear my new things! 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm a proud sissy!

So here's a little Amy Powers...

I was blessed to be her little sister at Silver Bella last year.  We exchanged boxes with supplies in them.  She is so amazingly talented and giving and has created a free on-line magazine, with fabulously talented artists, like Charlotte Lyons and Mary Engelbreit!  And, guess who is in the holiday edition?

Sissy Lynn!  Can you believe it?  So fun!  Lynn's part in the magazine is showing you how to make necklaces like this one that I made to wear to Silver Bella....

I've worn it already and can't wait to wear it again!

Be sure and take a look at the magazine and enjoy creating!