Friday, June 25, 2010

Daddy's Dress

June 25, 2010

My niece, Sophie, loves this dress made from one of her dad's favorite shirts. It's made just like a pillowcase dress - with some adjustments. I cut off the sleeves and then cut straight across for the top of the dress. I was lucky because the pocket was located in a perfect position. I didn't have to remove the pocket and put it somewhere else. And, of course, just like any pillowcase dress - she can wear it for years. Don't you think it's perfect for summer wear! The shirt was purchased somewhere in the Caribbean - beachy, beachy!!! (Not the greatest photo I have ever taken!)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Button Fairies

June 14, 2010

"Hand in hand, with Fairy grace,
Will we sing and bless this place." (shakespeare)

This is a button fairy of my mom - Christine! I made this for one of my sisters. Now the other two want one. Some of the old buttons belonged to my grandmother, Catherine. All button fairies need names - doncha think??

What childhood would be complete without the enchanting and ephemeral world of fairyland - the snow-queen, Glinda, the Fairy Godmother, and those pixies, elves, dwarfs, magicians, wizards, monsters, (one could go on and on. . . So here are a few button fairies - my tribute to an ageless artform!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

The Ever Fabulous Retro!

This is the ever fabulous Retro! He's always willing to test what I'm making by checking out its "napability factor." As you can tell, this project must have rated high!

But isn't he a handsome fella!! He is also the best cat in the world. (Of course!)


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Erin Go Bragh - Ireland Forever

June 2, 2010

What a beautiful country Ireland is! Loved the people, loved the architecture, loved the landscape, loved the food - but most of all loved the Guinness. I drank the nectar of the gods on hallowed ground. How fabulous was that!