Sunday, July 29, 2012

In just a few days I'll be headed to the west coast for Costume College!  This is the second time I'll be attending this conference; this time, I'm teaching, and I'm beyond excited!  There are lots of fascinating classes being offered, including mine -- which I need to finish setting up!  It'll be quiet around here for the next couple of weeks, but just sit tight -- there are AMAZING pictures to come!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Not my project, but I've contributed!

The site will tell you all you need to know, but the takeaway is that the Peacock Dress is a work in progress; Catharine Hay of England is reproducing it stitch by stitch as a fundraiser for rebuilding after that huge earthquake in Haiti.  

I actually saw this dress when it was on loan to the Met Museum several years ago.  I don't remember it, but I must have seen it -- I snapped an illicit picture of it with my phone, so I must have been impressed to risk the wrath of the Costume Institute security guards!

She is teaching a class at Costume College about how to make the metalwork embroidery peacock feathers; I don't embroider, but am terribly excited to take the class and learn how -- and also to meet Catharine!  She is the reason why I know about Costume College, and has joined the ranks of My Personal Heroes.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My intern/model Lydia shows off my latest creation -- project is part of a favor for a grad school comrade.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012


Posted some more goodies in my Etsy shop....and enjoy some sneak previews of items not yet listed!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Come shopping!

I've listed more items in my Etsy shop!  Do stop by and see what's there...and come back soon, I'll be listing more hopefully by the end of the week!  (I have a vast stock of things I need to list, so there's a LOT to come!)

Friday, July 13, 2012

Back, with projects!

Summer theatre, while not at a close, is winding down for me - the last show opened this week, so it's light duty while it runs then a break!  I've already completed a couple of my own projects, with more to come!

My new vest

And two little wrist cushions for using my mouse.