Tuesday, August 30, 2011

things to put things in to make things......

It's true, they don't sell proper containers to hold tubes of vintage printing ink or an over abundance of wired chenille. So I make my own! Start with empty cardboard or tin snack containers, spray black with a coat of acrylic medium add paper of your choice and seal with another coat of medium. Voila!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

second chance dress

The bodice is cut from a piece of rayon I bought in a vintage shop some twenty years ago and the skirt is from a much loved and well worn silk skirt that has seen better days

My favorite part, a little dressmaker detail of narrow ribbon at the neckline. Can't wait to wear it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

sewing bliss in the new studio

I never met a grommet I didn't like.....

It's all in the details, the fun that is........

OK, I don't really need a pattern in order to make a peasant blouse, but who can resist Butterick patterns for a dollar....

Finito and ready to wear!

My favorite piece in the sewing section of my new creative wonderland, the boys old model car case filled with thread and presser feet!

I am glad my husband suggested painting the back wall red!

night sky

A super cool full moon shining out from behind the clouds over the roof line of the barn. The moon was so bright it illuminated the entire cloud bank. I shot this and a series of other photos at 11:45 PM on August 13th. It was eerily beautiful that night!

And now, back to the studio..........

Monday, August 1, 2011

up North ADK

A trip up north with my daughter and grandson to visit family.... our lovely accommodations at Dad's guest cottage,
the little red cottage across the foot bridge........ 

and our bunk mates , my sister Meri and niece Julija.

The babbling brook is beautiful to watch and soothing to listen to.
Dad with great grandson Reed!

Jackie and Reed take in the view on the Heron Marsh trail  

 Later Reed and I climb the big rock.

Ice cream for the tired hikers!

Good bye brook, I'll be back!