Monday, January 18, 2016

Cow Girls Line Up

~ wearing faux fur couture made by moi! ~
Yes, a good time was had by all at our annual holiday hand-made/second-hand gift exchange.  Including eating, drinking and being merry along with cats next to a real burning wood fireplace.  This is Chicago after all and it has been ccccoooolllldaah.

(This is also the cover of our upcoming album CD although we don't play any instruments.  Maybe it'll be all voice-related...oh, phew, I'm not in the picture.)

In case you can't tell, or just have to have more info, (from left to right) Elaine is modeling the cow cowl with elaborate frog closure and lined with deep purple satin.  Same stuff as the original cow coat, by the way.  In the middle, Sara is showcasing the cow spats or legwarmers that are adjustable by elastic loops and 1 1/4" purple buttons (5 on each spat).  They are lined with b&w zebra print flannel.  Last and certainly not least, Viv X is shouldering a cow purse lined in purple satin with a heavy duty reversible snap closing that is white on one side and black on the other.

While we're at it, Viv X is also wearing velvet pants she designed.   Made from a velvet painting she discovered at a thrift store.  Cool huh?

Well look at that.

~ 3 bag ladies ~
with accoutrements.

Let's pause here and reflect upon what we've seen...   ...   ...

Okay, I have to tell you we were all shocked to find all these pressies from Sara:  the starry cowls, the individualized ponchos and the gorgeously unique tote bags.  Sara doesn't sew.  And she did!!!  We were proud to line up and wear them all at once.  Here's to you SewSister!

And that's not all.  There were Sara made jewelry creations and other surprises for each of us.  Mine was the best of course.  A huge package of antique big ole buttons!!!

Well, we got so caught up in the actual event that our documentation fell to the wayside.  I'll catch you up with stills of the items next time.  Apologies Elaine, everyone.  I did read Sewing Machine Secrets from cover to cover the next day.

Oh, wait.   I do have one blurry photo of me wearing Viv X's hand-made bag...

~ oh yeah ~
and with this I'm eligible to join the Visibles at Patti's Not Dead Yet Style and even Catherine's I Will Wear What I Like party.  No shoe and tell link up for me this time...


  1. Ah you "bag ladies" are glorious, all so cheery and expressive and fab. xox


    1. Just how I always dreamed I would look with my friends when I grew up.

  2. Looks like you guys had so much fun! And in front of a real fire in a real fireplace. All of your things are so beautiful and will keep you doubly warm made from the heart, hahaha. Way to go, Sara!!

    1. Yeah man, I mean this wasn't at a bar or a restaurant. We were at Viv X's arty house!

  3. Sooo much coolness!
    Can't get over those velvet pants. What a cool idea!
    Your cowness is amazing. Love the spats/legwarmers.
    How wonderful to welcome a sister into sewing. A convert?
    Looking forward to further disclosures...
    Xo Jazzy Jack

    1. I know. Viv X had given me that velvet painting fabric and I returned it to her saying I couldn't think of anything to do with it. Pfft, opportunity knocked and I didn't answer. Luckily she was home and knocked it out of the park!

  4. I can feel the warmth from here. I'm downright envious, what with sewing friends and a REAL woodburning fireplace, not to mention the weather that justifies said same. Happy for all of you!!! Cow print rules in my book. It goes with everything and I love the different iterations here. Hmmm. I don't have any. Must investigate. XXOO

  5. Fashion is about dreaming and making other people dream.

    Virtual Voyage Fashion Designing College

  6. All those colours and patterns and cozy things are wonderful!

  7. Happy new year ladies especially PAO


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