Thursday, March 26, 2015

Flowers and Hearts

"A garden to walk in and 
immensity to dream in --
what more could he ask?
A few flowers at his feet
and above him the stars."
             ~Victor Hugo
                Les Miserables

   I have been working on Gillyflowers for the past week or so! I have just added six new flowers, two ribbon work hearts, and a few other pretties to the Etsy Shop! I love to make the flowers because I never know how they are going to turn out. I will begin with one idea and as I sew something else blossoms!
 My brain is full of ideas lately - I have taken to keeping them in notebooks, in my phone, file folders, pinterest boards... My lists have lists!! If only there were time for everything. I am slowly working my way through all of them. How wonderful it is to be constantly inspired! Sometimes I think it is the time of year. Spring is a time of inspiration...

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Roses and Fairy Dresses

"Loveliest of lovely things 
are they on earth that soonest 
pass away. The rose that lives 
its little hour is prized beyond 
the sculptured flower." 
              ~William C. Bryant

    I found the most beautiful roses the other day! Billowy pink stained petals they caught my eye from across the room and I couldn't leave without them. I only bought three but they have bloomed beautifully and brightened up my room. I have also been making miniature fairy dresses! I have been wanting to try my hand at tiny gowns for awhile - I have seen so many beautiful paper dresses on tumblr and pinterest! When I watched the Miss Dior petit theatre I suddenly felt that I had to try and make some little dresses of my own! Listed in my Etsy Shop now are two little fairy dresses which I made myself. I hope you enjoy these photos! Spring is on the way! 

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Miss Dior

"Deep in every heart slumbers
a dream, and the couturier knows
it: every woman is a princess."
              ~Christian Dior

   Have you heard of "Le Petit Theatre Dior"? I hadn't until a few days ago when I stumbled on a youtube video of the making of the "Miss Dior" dress. The Miss Dior dress was originally designed by Dior for their spring-summer haute couture collection in 1949. With a beautiful full skirt the gown is covered from bodice to hem in blossoms! What could be more beautiful? ...the miniature version of course! Le Petit Theatre Dior is an exhibition of famous Dior gowns made in miniature and displayed in beautiful animatronic scenes. I love the video showing the making of the petit Miss Dior dress. So much work into something so tiny! I decided to draw my own tribute to the Miss Dior dress with it's pretty pastels and myriad flowers. I also love the Miss Dior perfumes and the ad campaigns that go with them. I made my version of a Miss Dior floral perfume photo inspired by the incredible floral perfume ads. I hope you will watch the videos I am including of the making of two petit gowns and the Le Petit Theatre Dior exhibition. They are truly stunning! 

Making of the Miss Dior Dress

Le Petit Theatre Dior - The Exhibition

Making of the Mexique Dress