My Union Patch design is up for voting in Spoonflower's Victorian design challenge!
Friday, August 31, 2018
Posted by Grace at 2:50 pm No comments:
Labels: 1800s, Anglophile, Art, Artist, Britain, Decor, Designer, England, Fabric, Flag, Geometric, Hand-drawn, Illustration, Queen Victoria, Spoonflower, Surface Pattern Design, Textile, Union Jack, Victorian, Vintage
Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Fat Quarters at MVTM
A delightful variety of Kona cotton fat quarters from my shop are now available for $15 each at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum gift shop! They are a perfect souvenir to pick up during the museum's upcoming textile festival, Fibrefest, September 8th and 9th, 2018. Come to Almonte and frolic in the fibre goodness!
Posted by Grace at 6:32 pm No comments:
Labels: Art, Artist, Decor, Designer, Fabric, Fat quarter, Gift wrap, Hand-drawn, Illustration, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Sewing, Shop, Spoonflower, Surface Pattern Design, Textile
Thursday, August 23, 2018
Posted by Grace at 7:45 pm No comments:
Labels: 1960s, Art, Artist, Daisy, Decor, Designer, Fabric, Floral, Gift wrap, Hand-drawn, Illustration, Mid-century, Mod, Retro, Spoonflower, Surface Pattern Design, Textile, Vintage
Friday, August 17, 2018
Posted by Grace at 5:18 am No comments:
Labels: 1950s, Art, Artist, Cat eye, Decor, Designer, Fabric, Frame, Geometric, Gift wrap, Glamour, Glasses, Hand-drawn, Illustration, Mint, Retro, Spoonflower, Surface Pattern Design, Textile, Vintage
Tuesday, August 14, 2018
What I Wore: Pink and Black
Here's the wedding outfit of the summer, featuring this bright pink moire dress and various black and gold accents. The best part is that the retro glam number was only $0.30 from a recent thrift haul plus a half hour of easy peasy tucking and sewing on the bodice! Amusing note on moire: that fabric thoroughly repulsed me until this dress came into my life. It is strangely, satisfyingly crisp and water-repellent, and rather makes me feel like I am wearing an umbrella. The main new positive association is that now moire has been mentally transformed from dated drapery to sashaying like Barbie. Much classier! Oh how I love whipping an outfit together!
Posted by Grace at 7:51 pm No comments:
Labels: 1950s, 1960s, Accessory, Black and Gold, Dress, Fabric, Fashion, Glamour, Jewellery, Moire, Outfit, Retro, Sewing, Shoes, Textile, Thrift, Vintage, Wedding
Friday, August 10, 2018
My August 1927 design is up for voting in Spoonflower's 1920s design challenge!
Inspired by this Vogue cover
Tuesday, August 07, 2018
Frankenstein Cat Eye
I have been looking for gold cat eye frames for a looong time. While trying on my other new pair of glasses at the local glasses shop I was lamenting that fact, and the ingenius optician proceeded to dig out three boxes of vintage glasses parts. Creative people unite! We rummaged through the boxes and found two arms, the body, and the tips to create my dream pair of pearly and golden tones. I affectionately call them my Frankensteins.
While putting the tips on the frame there was an accidental hole punched, so we filled it with a rhinestone. Nothing like covering up a mistake with a little sparkle!
Pssst! You may have noticed that the arms cross in a funny way. That's because they are actually two of the same side of arm! A little bending fixed that problem, and now the glasses have some (inconspicuous) quirk.
I'm so thankful for this fellow outside-the-box thinker! Ta-da!
Posted by Grace at 2:46 pm No comments:
Labels: 1950s, Accessory, Cat eye, Creativity, DIY, Fashion, Frame, Glasses, Gold, Metallic, Repurpose, Retro, Thrift, Vintage
Thursday, August 02, 2018
August Bulletin 2018
Posted by Grace at 6:33 pm No comments:
Labels: Architecture, Art, Artist, Bulletin, Collage, Colour, Decor, Fashion, Floral, Impressionist, Inspiration, Series, Sofa, Summer, Vintage
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