Friday, December 31, 2004

Possibly The World's Cutest Necktie Skirt

Yes, this is one cute skirt - Orange neckties with yellow stitching! And Kaitlin looks so good in it : )

Kaitlin Models the Cutest Orange Necktie Skirt!


Orange Necktie Skirt Posted by Hello

Thursday, December 30, 2004


Danielle's Granny Bag Posted by Hello

Danielle Makes A Granny Bag

This is actually Danielle's second granny bag. The first one was really cute, but you just can't beat this vintage orange fabric. Great job, Danielle!


How To Make a Necktie Corset Belt

Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Manolo's Shoe Blog

Manolo's Shoe Blog

The Manolo - He is superfantastico!

A Resolution

I am looking around my sewing room and realizing that I have way too much stuff. I'm not quite ready to purge yet, but I am ready to place a 1-month moratorium on fabric purchases. No more fabric purchases until February. There, I've declared it.

I remember reading a "Dear Abby" column several years ago about a woman who had died and her children discovered boxes, bins and bags of fabric everywhere in her house. There was fabric under the bed, in the closets and cabinets, in the basement and attic - just everywhere. "Oh, please...." I thought "....don't let me be like that!"

I'm actually pretty good about getting rid of stuff. Just today I cleaned out the cubbies in my closet and sorted my shoes. I have a garbage bag full of clothes and a shopping bag full of shoes set aside for charity. I threw a bunch of stuff out too. It was a small, but significant start. I'm sure I'll get to work on the sewing room as well....eventually.

The problem is that I get distracted.

I open a drawer to sort it out and then I discover the wonderful things inside and I want to begin a new project! Does this happen to anyone else?


Sunday, December 26, 2004


Kristina Posted by Hello

Merry Christmas

My friend Kristina bought this bag as a Christmas gift for her sister. Check out my links for Kristina's website. She is a beautiful and talented Christian singer.

Cora's bag Posted by Hello

Another Necktie Handbag

It's been a while since I did these necktie handbags. This one was lingering unfinished until I found the perfect vintage enamel daisy pin. Doesn't the pin look great? I gave this bag to my friend Cora, who always raves about my bags and insists that I don't charge enough!

Monday, December 20, 2004

Andrew Makes A Necktie Skirt


Andrew's completed skirt...Shhhhh... don't tell Sydney... Posted by Hello

Friday, December 17, 2004


More Corset Belts! Posted by Hello

Tuesday, December 14, 2004


New Friends! Posted by Hello

New Friends!

These are the new friends that I found online at Craftster. We met for the first time "in person" at a coffee bar on Saturday. I'm in the lower left, then going clockwise there's Tina, Chris, Bonnie, Kaitlin and Denise. What a cute bunch of girls - and crafty too!

Sunday, December 12, 2004


Ruffled Christmas Skirt Posted by Hello

Another Christmas Project

I'm not over the necktie obsession, but I took a short break to make some ruffled Christmas skirts. This one is for Isabelle, my 5-year-old niece. What do you think?

Tuesday, December 07, 2004


1970's Necktie Gypsy Rose Bag Posted by Hello

1970's Necktie Gypsy Rose Bag

Lately it seems I have to use up all of these 1970's neckties. No, I still haven't made a skirt from them, but I had to try a gypsy bag. Ummmm... well, what do you think? UPDATE: This bag sold at Passage in ONE DAY!

Thursday, December 02, 2004