|~ painting by Vilhelm Hammershoi ~|
But right before this hand-sewing marathon...I received the blessings of the Traveling Yellow Skirt in the mail. You can read/ see all about this amazing week-long adventure starting with this post: The Day the Yellow Skirt Came To Call. I cannot express what a difference the TYS made in my life and my mom's at that time.
- Anyway, what I made was mostly from fabric scraps. Lots and lots of NECKLACES. Some as gifts, one for Mom, and some just for me. I was fascinated with using the tiniest scrap of fabric, making stitches to give it form, choosing colors, textures and shapes to go together. You can see pictures of the gifted necklaces here. And the other ones here.
- I also made several FINGERLESS GLOVES out of larger bits of fabric scraps. My first experiment that didn't come out to my liking, was well liked by Hollie of Modern Colors, so off they went to their true home. You can see all the gloves here.
- HATS. I don't usually wear them. But you know, Judith of the Style Crone has raised our hat consciousness. So I think about them now, when normally I wouldn't. I made two. Ahh, yes, that purple one that I made by Mom's bedside over the 3 days she lay dying. sigh. sigh. sigh. You can see the purple hat here. And then I made another, a little more elaborate, black and dark gray with tiny black seed beads. I like them both.
- My grand finale of the quarter was my grand flop: the couture manure. My designer COAT/ jacket completely hand-sewn and a mess. If you really must, you can see it here.
Actually, I have put all these items in one place on my Clothes from Winter page for one-stop looking. Clicking on the "here" above takes you to the actual post & pictures about that item. (Something for everyone!)
My total production, then for this 3rd quarter of this 3rd year is: 9 necklaces, 3 gloves, 2 hats and 1 jacket.
I also bought 1 pair of shoes/ boots from e-bay, some on-sale patterns from BMV club, and very on-sale fabric from Vogue Fabrics.