Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Smashing Poncho

Another original design for the show.   I found this gorgeous loden green, black and gold metallic wool fabric last year and it finally has found life in this poncho.  The mink trim was from a vintage fur stole and I think it added just the right touch of elegance to the poncho.   I added the fringe to keep it youthful and fun.  The back features a small  stone nestled into a piece of mink...just a little back interest.   One size fits all!!   Love it!!

New Jacket for Show and Sale

This jacket started life as 4 different items: a vintage suede coat, a long heavy knit sweater, a vintage Persian lamb fur jacket, and a animal print sweater knit dress.  I couldn't believe how well the suede matched the animal print sweater knit. I love how the beads set off the exotic look of this jacket.   This is an original design which I sketched before I started but it evolved as I was into the project.  I really like how this turned out.  Too bad the colors don't show as well in the picture as they do in real life. 

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Threads of Time Sewing Retreat Experience

I just got home from a 3 day sewing retreat with my sister, Barb, at the Threads of Time Retreat Center in Danville, Il.  It was our first retreat so we didn't know quite what to expect.  Barb worked on Christmas gifts and I worked on items for the November Show and Sale.  We were up at the crack of dawn and sewed until our bodies said "ENOUGH".   Sometimes that was midnight.   I met so many wonderful inspiring much fun.   Just want to thank my sister and all my new friends for making the retreat such a great experience.   Can't wait to do it again.    

10th Annual Show and Sale Nov. 17th

It's that time again and I've been busy making items for the Indy Cloth Dollmaker's 10th Annual Show and Sale.  It's next Saturday, November 17th from 10am to 5pm at the Irvington Public Library at 5625 E Washington St. Indianapolis.  It promises to be full of beautiful unique dolls and handmade gift items created by our members.   Be sure to go to our website to get more details and to vote for you favorite "Gift Giver" challenge doll.

Here are some of the gift items I will have at the show.  This is just a sample there will me much more at the show.   I'm still working on some more items which I will post if I get time.   Hope to see you there.