A silk bolero is in the works, created out of two embroidered pillow shams, and piped in some dark coral colored silk (purchased at Goodwill in New Orleans). It's lined in some coordinating fabric from Thailand, a gift from my friend Phil. Also on the sewing table a matching dress, fashioned out of an oyster color dust ruffle that matches the pillow shams. Piecing it together has been a mind twister. A good mental puzzle.
An oyster colored velvet drawstring bag ~
With a galloping horse medallion. There are tassels also embellishing the bag, repeating the idea of a horses tail.
Also a Coral drawstring bag ~
Both have been boxed up and sent to Dallas, as they will be part of a silent auction raisning money for the Humane Society.
All net proceeds from the first annual Spotlight Humane: Dallas
gala will benefit the campaign to Stop Puppy Mills. Spotlight Humane:
Dallas will feature cocktails, a gourmet dinner, as well as
entertainment and a silent and live auction. Date: March 26, 2010 Location: Dallas, Texas. For more info please email: RSVP@humanesociety.org
Each handbag is created one at a time, with love. There are many things to inspire, but for me none more important than vintage clothing, textiles and passimenterie!
These are the things that whisper, calling to be reinvented into something original. It thrills me to give new life to old objects like fur collars.
As in all forms of creativity, one must start somewhere with an idea or inspiration, then let the magic happen. The work I'm most satisfied with usually results by correcting what seems to be mistakes.
Sometimes the creative battle can be arduous, but always deeply rewarding. To create something beautiful with your own two hands is a miracle. Even if only you are able to recognize it's beauty!