Friday, March 16, 2012

Vintage Embellished Necktie Chokers are here!

I have been collecting vintage neckties for about five years now and have literally hundreds of them just waiting to burst out of the cocoon! Here is one of the butterflies birthed so far! My latest and very favorite to create are the necktie chokers. I must give credit to Paulette Adams, Professional Interior Designer for her wonderful inspiration I came across in the Altered Couture Nov/Dec/Jan 2012 issue where she uses upholstery fabric instead of the neckties. When I laid my eyes on that photo of hers, it all became perfectly clear to me why I was so driven and obsessed to hoard these beauties! There are absolutely not enough hours in the day for me to create with them, not even in Heaven!!! I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I am excited to make them! I'll be very interested in your feedback! Can't wait!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

And Now Featuring....A Breather!

Happy New Year to you ALL!
Whew. Been quite a few months lately. I have been working so hard on several items: bootie slippers for all my girls, crocheted wraps, scarves, batman blanket, flower blanket, sonic the hedgehog blanket, french press cozy, baby hats, blankets and sweaters....WHEW!
I will post a few of my finished projects in the very near future. Sadly, I got so busy being busy that I forgot to take pictures of the things I made and gave for Christmas presents.

My New's Resolutions this year are:
read a book a month
learn the Bavarian crochet stitch
have this year's Christmas projects completed by Dec 1st
organize my yarn stash...again.

Oh, and one more thing...buying all the dang yarn I want to this year. Narrowing down my stash just didn't work out so hot in 2011.

Looking forward to this new year of 2012 and wishing many many blessings on each of you and all that your hands shall touch!

Deuteronomy 15:10
You shall surley give to Him, and your heart should not be grieved when you give to Him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works and in all to which you put your hand.