Well, March has arrived with the threat of more cold weather and snow. I see a bit of blue sky out my studio window right now, however so I will “Meangadh”, which is Irish Gaelic for “smile”.
To usher in the month, I created a Gaelic-inspired wrap bracelet tutorial for A Gilded Life’s Gilded Girl […]
As I previously mentioned, I was lucky enough to attend this year’s Spellbound Art Event in Pasadena, CA. This event is put on by the uber-talented Mother and Daughter Team of Debbie Murray and Shea Fragoso, otherwise known as A Gilded Life. I didn’t think last year’s event could possibly be topped – but […]
A vintage hatbox filled to the brim with antique lace….Waiting …..
to be turned into……
When I need a bit of inspiration, I normally turn to my collection of vintage clothing.
Some wearable, some shattered, having seen better days.
But all of it treasured, loved and a touchstone to days past.
This piece incorporates an antique portrait tin type, framed by a lovely Victorian pin. The grape motif on the pin works perfectly with the grape leaf metal finding that I used as a base.
It’s been a stressful couple of weeks at work. Luckily I am blessed to have wonderful family, as […]
I don’t know how to crochet, but that doesn’t stop me from appreciating the artistry and technique of this craft. Many of the vintage garments I collect come embellished with a touch of crochet or tatted lace, adding to their allure and loveliness. And so, when I happened upon these vintage how-to booklets […]
Work of Art
“In the Reference List is given a list of addresses of dressmakers who we know are satisfactory both as to fit and finish. All the addresses given are places that we know personally or through friends. All are reliable and make things that are […]