Monday, April 22, 2013

Aqua Faux Fur and Beads

Well, I wish I was aqua until another color catches my eye.

Drumroll, please...I finished my aqua fur project.   Take a gander:

Remember my recent post about the faux aqua fur and sequins?   
Isn't she pretty?  I decided to show off her fur lenth by using this pattern, see how the length of the fur shows up at the bottom?  Also, although this aqua is pretty, I decided I needed to break it up with a color that would tone the aqua down: brown or brass.  See the spotted brown handles?  I think they are a good match. Plus, I absolutely love the little coin beads.  They click a little when the purse moves. 

I put the beads in very securely, and I decided to make this a wristlet purse, so it can be worn on the wrist, like a bracelet. 

This fur was very thick so I ended up having to do a lot of hand sewing.  I find that if the fabric is too thick, the seam doesn't set straight by sewing over pins with the sewing machine.  Hand sewing is slow but I can check each stitch as I sew and then I can machine sew the handstiched seam. 

I decided that while the sequin fabric was pretty, it was too much for this fur project.  I think I will make a little heart with it though, and put it around one of the handles for a little bling.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Lovely Aqua

I love this combination of shiny and flat, smooth and fluffy.  And the color?  Forgetaboutit!  I love this, I can't wait to finish my project and I'm not even exactly sure what it will be yet!

Sunday, April 7, 2013

I stayed up way past my bedtime last night

I stayed up way past my bedtime last night, it was after 1:00 AM.

I was so excited with how they were turning out, it wasn't hard to stay awake.  Isn't the grey one adorable?  This is what I call the flower pot style, the opening is larger at the top than at the bottom.  This is the first time I've made this style with fur, generally I use cottons or upholstery fabrics like in this flower pot purse (check out the bottom of this blog post). The brown one is really BIG.  Will be posting on my Faux Fur Frenzy shop in the next week or so. 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Vintage Dress I'll be Modeling At the Junior League Fashion Show!

This is the vintage dress I'll be modeling at the MHPP Fashion Show during Spring Open House on Sunday April 20, isn't it pretty?  I'm going to wear this ruffly flower pot purse that I made with it, I think it's just frou-frou enough, don't you? 

All the beads are hand sewn in this Flower Pot Style Purse
Isn't the ruffle pretty?