Thursday, June 18, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
My good friend Maryann is hosting her daughters wedding and since the dress was a long one and was cut off to make a more daytime, outdoorsy, cocktail length, fabric was left over and she said "Make me a purse." The dress is layers of pleated silk, that great look that is so popular this year. So, using the pleated sections one at a time I gathered and embellished them into this cute art to wear purse with just a little color accent (the colors are orange, tangerine and a hint of green).
The centers of each of the flowers are made using the yo-yo method, but I never like perfect circles, especially in flowers, so they're a little off kilter. Beads and glitzy fibers were added to give some dressy sparkle. The purse for covering was provided by Maryann. It was an old off white small purse.
I hope she likes it - It was fun making it.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Spring is definitely in the air, and it can't come soon enough for most of us. Right? Even though the flower from my etsy shop is artificial, it still makes me feel a little more "springy". My daffodils are blooming up a storm even though snow is forecast for tonite. It wouldn't dare.
This lovely flower is made using my fiber lace technique of layering fibers and fabric on a water soluble stabelizer and sewing (machine) over and over, then releasing thru a water bath. It's fun and like magic because it looks different every time you do it. Try it!
You can see more of the fiber lace on Etsy.(Graciewear.Etsy.com)