Friday, June 25, 2010

vintage fabric finds!



here are some great vintage fabrics i got today thanks to a tip from my favorite shopkeeper Nicole. there were so many fabrics it was really hard to choose. i can't wait to begin making skirts!

i took a much needed break to slow down and learn to breathe again at an amazingly beautiful ashram here in portland. a long day of classroom work, yoga and meditation reminded me that i'm not in control and that things will happen whether i like it or not. how i choose to deal with it is in my control, and so i begin again with my list making and dealing with things in a postitive way as they come. no more procrastinating!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

old dress gets new life


this was a wedding dress from the 50's that i picked up in the thrift store. i held onto it for several years before i could work up the courage to cut it up
the stains and tears of a live well lived
a few embellishments, a snip here and a snip there, some dye, and it became a new dress that was just as beautiful in a new way
take it out, shake it up, live!

nature loves love too

on a walk I discovered so many heart shaped leaves, i had to comment on this love theme, being summer and all