|click on photo for larger image|
Sewing stuff seems to be popular right now, which I love, since I collect thimbles, but that's a whole other blog! Funny, I don't sew or anything, but I collect thimbles! Go figure!
I just bought the Tim Holtz Sewing Room die cut, so I thought I'd give it a go. I cut out the dress form using some of Tim's paper, then cut it out again using his Grungepaper; then glued together. Inked the bottom of dress form with DI Frayed Burlap and Old Paper. Added some pearls ; threaded a white button and smooshed with Distress Stickles Rock Candy to give some gritty feel to it. The sentiment is a Hampton Art rubber stamp, that I purchased at Michaels.
The dress pattern is from Google Images. Crocheted lace is Graphic45 Staples - Trim ; ruler sicker is from Tim's Salvage Stickers, Crowded Attic ; tag is inked with DI Aged Mahogany and Frayed Burlap ; layered some brown tulle with a flocked vine pattern (found at Dollar Store!), over tag after inking. The white tulle behind pattern is from Michaels. Button covering hole is from Donna, a co-worker. Thanks Donna! I put a little rhinestone bling in it.
My mom was a sewer; big time! Pretty much all my clothes were handmade, even my bathing suit! She also crocheted, knitted and quilted. And what did I get from her genes, you ask? None of the above. She often finished my projects I had to do in Home Economics class; finished the skirt or shorts I had to make.
I guess I did pick up some sort of a creative gene. I painted those plaster Christmas ornaments, villages, and Santas for years. I did do a lot of Crewel Stitchery too. Now, I finally found something I really am obsessed about; stamping, inking and creating with paper!
Click on photos for larger images:
1. Dragons Dream TIO#9 - Dedicated Follower of Fashion
2. Fashionable Stamping CH#4: Tags
3. Shopping Your Stash: CH#17 Vintage, Distressed, Shabby Chic
My last post of the Clown tag got some interesting comments! Mike warned me that most people are creeped out by clowns! I'm a big Stephen King fan, and one of my favourite books of his is "It". I do love the artwork from "back in the day" of clowns and carnivals, I just can't look at them for very long, because they do creep me out!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a lookie look around! Leave a word or two before you go! Make sure go to the challenges to see the awesome and brilliant artwork! Have a very fashionable week! Strut your stuff! :)
Fabulous news! I am the September prize winner over at the Shopping Our Stash Challenge Blog! The goodies are in the mail! Thank you Carla and Alica!