Saturday, 26 July 2014

Visual Diary Part 2: Tampering with a Masterpiece

 I won't lie to you, Readers.
Not every frippery I fashion, seamlessly comes together.
It's not always glitter and artfully arranged crystals and Vogue.
This fez shaped pillbox and its vinyl flower gave me grief.
 No matter what I did I couldn't get that thermoplastic magic to happen.
And, frankly, I just thought it looked out of sorts.

 I was fine until I saw this old Dolce and Gabbana advertorial.
I had to change tack.
Roses and lace.
What a happy marriage.
 I found these beautiful ready-made fleurs.
And knew they were the one.

 I then reshaped the base into a heart.
I know, some people will never get well.

 Two wired lace leaves stand up like ears.
You can lie them flat if you are so inclined.
 I'll stitch that net in place.
But in the meantime, here it is.

In exciting news, it's the Mercedes Benze Fashion Festival is in Brisbane, this August.
Kerrie Hess has done the artwork.

Get tickets.


Sunday, 20 July 2014

Visual Diary Part 1: Hot Pink

I've started this frippery from a piece of glittered vinyl.
Hot pink and black lace.
Not much else to write about.

I'll block a base and I'll put some corded lace over it.
For a little quiet.

Vogue Living Australia swears by pink on its cover this month.
Who are we to argue?

Stay comfortable.

Thursday, 17 July 2014


 I made these fleurs a while back.
I made a Flora-one-of-a-Kind.
But, wasn't pleased with the result.
I shouted, 'Off with its head'. And, literally pulled the piece apart.
 Here's the flowers with the old silver stamens.
And, now with red.
The flowers remind me of chocolate with their swirly petals.
 No fear. I am off the nose-bag in this neck of the woods.
Off holidays, back at work.
Hunkered down during the week.
Not en vacance.
 I've no more time for dyeing stamens.
No time for cake-making.
No time for sitting around eating cakes.
Death by Chocolate.
Oh, just a sliver, thank you.


I'll show you when I transition the fleurs back to a Flora.
Any transitions your way?
How do you manage?