Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Tree?

Yes, It is a Christmas tree decorated for Thanksgiving. I do this after Halloween because Thanksgiving Eve I decorate the tree for Christmas. This way it is up and ready and in the mean time I have enjoyed the tree decorated in all the fall colors.

I hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Artful Clothing

I think it is finally beginning to click about this artful clothing. The best thing to do is really get in there and begin layering. I did not start seeing this until I began cutting apart pieces of clothing. It seems like you need lots of pieces to really make it start coming together. I even like the little quilt blocks hanging there with the bright colors. I did end up using my vintage dress form and that did seem to help to have something to pin and tuck on. This is really lots of fun! I like things that are a little wacky.


Crochet Edging

I think I have found that something that will give my reconstruction some color and pattern that it so much needs. It is a scarf. Now I just have to figure out how to drape it, so it looks good. I really wish I had a good dress form. The kind you can adjust to your measurements. I was watching the DIY network and on one of the shows they made one by wrapping the person in duck tape and then stuffing the form. I can just hear my husband now as he tries to cut me out of the tape.LOL
Yesterday I decided to do a little crocheting around the collar. There was a part of me that wanted to go with bulky yarn, but the shirt is a gauze type material and I felt it might be too heavy
It seems these days I have a need to crochet. I have a lot of scraps, so a month ago I started cutting out 2 inch squares and stitching around the raw edges and then crocheting an edging around the square. The light weight quilt will be reversible


Monday, November 24, 2008

Reconstructed Fashion

I have just been itching to try some reconstructed clothing. I had two shirts hanging in the closet and never wearing because of being to short. My thought was why not take the most comfortable shirt and let it be the main piece. I am far from finished, but I thought it might be a cool idea to show the progress. Everything at this point is just pinned in place. I want to add another fabric. I like the idea of three. I need to rummage through the closet and see if I can find something complimentary to go with what is going on so far. The leopard shirt that was used was a peasant blouse. We will see what happens!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Homespun Christmas Tree

Idea! I will make a Christmas tree out of rags. I go to the rag bag and there is no green, but I am in luck there is green fabric.The shredding frenzy begins.
I begin assembling and all the while hoping my time is not waisted. The tree begins to take shape, but I am wishing the fabric had been tea stained first. I love things that are tattered, torn, aged and worn.
Now I need to make two more in different sizes for a grouping. I am making tiny rag balls to hang on its branches. A little homespun fun!


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Soft Doll Santa

Christmas will be here before we know it! I have been itching to pull out the scrap bag. At first I was going to make jewelry, but I guess Santa was on my mind because before I knew it I was wrapping scraps around a wire armature and this is what happened.


Thursday, November 6, 2008


I took a little break this week from the doll and got back to work on the studio. I covered the top of a small dresser with broken dishes and painted cabinet doors. I am getting ready to antique both of these pieces. I found the sink in a salvage yard and had it restored. It will be a great sink for the studio.