Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I have been collecting handkerchiefs since I was a girl.
Sure, I make the famous "handkerchief angel" Christmas ornaments and even "handkerchief bunnies" for Spring, but still…..I have a LOT of handkerchiefs…
I had always wanted to try a skirt, but thought it was kind of extravagant.
Finally I had to ask, "What am I saving them for?"
It did take quite a few handkerchiefs and was rather time-consuming, but really kind of fun. I made three, but this is my favorite. Hope you like it!
Friday, December 06, 2013
|Ella and Emily|
Although I didn't know how many dancers would sign up - or their ages or sizes - I began working on the costumes early this year!
It turns out that we have TEN dancing angels in the "Lessons and Carols" program at St. Patrick's and they are aged 6 - 11. PERFECT!
Each dancer has two costumes - the first is a lace coat (for the "Advent" song....) and then for the brilliant "Angelic" entrance, they have a flouncy bouncy skirt, wings, haloes, feathers and ribbon wands.
Kaitlin is the choreographer and it is going to be just beautiful!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
My BFF Gretchen is in white. Her mom made her costume from ruffled organdy curtains. You might think she is a bride, but she is actually "Ozma of Oz." She had to correct MANY people on that night....
My brother Brad is a cowboy and Jeff is a "Native American." Our neighbors, Lisa and Debbie, are front and center. We lived in Plantation, Florida.
Saturday, October 05, 2013
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
I have been working hard on the "Dancing Angel" costumes for this year's Christmas program.
After trying out lots of ideas, I think this is the best. I am calling it the "Flouncy Bouncy" skirt because it is a full skirt with lots of light layers of lace and chiffon that lift and bounce with the dance...at least in my imagination...
Here is a close-up of the ornament. Yes, there is a vintage glove, vintage lace, and a rhinestone button. I cut the wings from felted wool. It's everything I love in one design.