Hello friends...first I would like to take just a moment to say "thank you" for all of your kind and understanding comments about my planned breaks from the internet world. From the comments I received, it looks like I am not the only one feeling overwhelmed by it all.
I have already spent hours more in my studio than before, so I'm happy to say that my break has been very productive so far. I thought I would give you a peak at some things I have been playing with this past week.
It seems I have completely conquered my Ziphobia . I have been using up some of my many beautiful designer remnant fabric pieces and quilting cottons. Some of these designer fabrics I could never afford by the yard...very pricey. I'm lucky because although Warrenton is a teeny tiny town, it is home to a fabulous quilt shop and a high end fabric shop.
I have been putting together some sweet cosmetic and lingerie bags. I really love how they are turning out. I am trying to embellish them to make them a little out of the ordinary and pretty to use.
I found these dainty crocheted cotton doilies at a new local thrift shop. I bought 3 beautiful doilies and a very cool soft red linen tea towel (can anyone say 'couture apron?) for only $1.00!!
I have been holding on to this elegant gold crinkle silk for ages. It was the perfect choice for a feminine ruffle.
So happy I bought a large remnant piece of this gold...I will be using it to dress things up...so soft and pretty.
Now here is a creation I had nothing to do with. While in New York last weekend, my niece Amber and I were driving on a country road and I spotted this scene. Poor Amber...she had no idea how her Aunt Janet is likely to come to a screeching halt in the middle of the road to capture a something like this. This little filly was obviously a newborn. Her super long legs and lovely knobby knees were so darn cute. She was very busy nursing from her proud Mom. I had to capture this so I could share with all of you....see, I'm still thinking about you guys ;-).
Until next time....be kind and stay creative.