Friday, September 6, 2013

Playing dress ups and sewing dolls

I have always been fascinated by fabric patterns and textures.  Memories of being a  7-10 year old and playing dress ups with all my dolls using tissue paper, pipe cleaners, wool, aluminum foil - anything that looked fun and useable - to create their outfits. They were always out there creations. Big ballgown type dresses, sequins glued on, bits of feathers. This always excited me. The colours especially. My dolls were my models and designing looks for the various games my sister and I would play was fun to me. Happy memories.  :)

Today I continue indulging in my fabric fascination as I sew my little creations. However I also get to experiment with various prints and colours for my own personal style.
For a long time I wore what I would call my, blend into the background type colours.  You know -  black, beige, navy blue, and browns.  All nice. All safe. All guaranteed I would not be noticed.  However,  lately there has been a complete shift in my personal style. I am making bolder choices,  wearing colours and patterns that I have longed to wear, yet I was too scared to.  Its sort of scary but also exciting as I get to mix and match and create fun looks for myself. I am my own big doll.  Finally  :)

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Crafty adventures (and blogging) resumes....

After a whole year off from regular blogging, I am now back!.  I am very happy to be back actually as time away from the blog made me miss a little part of my life that I really enjoy.

At first I struggled with the idea of what I wanted to do with my blog.  What direction I should take it.  Then after some discussion and pondering I decided to just continue as is ::  sharing the things that interest and inspire me -  the things I (and others) are making.   Fun things like these little guys......

So I look forward to sharing lots of crafty creations, photographs, videos, interiors, fashion and travel stories.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Its time........

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” – Miriam Beard 

We are off on adventures and will be back to regular blogging on our return.