Thursday, July 30, 2009

Newly Acquired Stash Fabrics (2)

I purchased this armload of quilting fabrics at the Stitcher's Garden quilt shop in Pueblo, Colorado, while on vacation recently.

One of our favorite rituals after visiting a quilt shop is to have lunch and compare yams, er, fat quarters. We had a delicious Italian meal and enjoyed our latest acquisitions.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Spa Girls

During my recent vacation in Colorado, my nieces spent a spa evening with some friends, and were captured by Alicia in full mask face. Oh, the joys of girlhood!

Left to right: Eden, Sarah, and Laken. Photo copyright and courtesy of Alicia S. Used with permission.
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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Detail of Handwoven Placemat, Twill Weave

This is a detail shot of my first finished cloth from a weaving class taken a few years back, cotton weft and warp, woven on a Schacht 4-shaft table loom rented from my weaving guild. I now own quite a few looms--both table and rigid heddle looms and one beautiful cherry wood floor loom.
Handwoven Placemat, Twill Weave (2)
Collage of Handwoven Placemat, Twill Weave

Monday, July 13, 2009

Josef Birthday Angel 9

Josef Birthday Angel 9, originally uploaded by confections.

A gift for my niece, who, although she won't be 9 until next year, was born on August 9th.

My sister and I found this angel and the #10 birthday angel at one of our favorite antique malls. Both vintage pieces have some damage, but not enough to detract from their essence. We gave this one to my niece yesterday as one of her early birthday presents, and she loves her.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Pink Handknit Blythe Dress in Progress

Just a quick post with a glimpse of a work in progress. I have to complete the closure in the back and have a photo session with one of my Blythe dolls tomorrow. Ciao!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Issey Miyake Pattern


As a result of my spring cleaning, I have found a few patterns in my archives that I am releasing to good homes (and seamstresses/collectors). Among them is this stylish Issey Miyake coat pattern. Also currently available are dress patterns by Givenchy, a classic Perry Ellis summer ensemble, an elegant Chloe cocktail dress, and an Oscar de la Renta suit. More to come!
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