Sunday, March 31, 2013

Purple for Cody

My son had a great friend who past on just a month ago, we do miss him dearly.

While working on new color combinations, I came across several great purples. 

Then I remembered that His favourite colour was purple. 

This special flower brooch is for His Mom, I can't do anything to comfort her, but I can let her know that we miss him too...

For Cody.  You are still here in our hearts and memories. 

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Snow... snow everywhere!

And it's Palm Sunday!  Here we all are, hoping for early Spring, while still shoveling those driveways (at least where I am).  My remedy for the prolonged winter blahs are the Pussy Willows on my table and the colourful fabric petals ready to bloom into a new creation.
Photo Credit Lisa Walsh
How about this colour combination? 
I actually like the way the black adds to the beauty of this design.  Somehow it becomes subdued, soft, fresh and... elegant. 

This one is just a touch smaller than others.  Love the overall feel of the combination of fabrics. May keep this one for a special friend.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Now we're talking!

This beauty was created to specifically fit a beautiful crystal and pearl brooch I found in my stash. 

I wanted to choose fabrics that would speak to the warm sparkly hues of the brooch I was working with.  Soft Sea foam, sparkly browns and creams.  I think it works fine.  I really like it. 
You be the judge:

What do you think?  I would wear this with a stylish black dress.  It's elegant enough to kick it up a notch. 

Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Chalange

A Friend of mine has asked me to design a sash that will be worn with one of the wedding dresses her daughter will wear on her special day. 

The challenge was to make the main flower large enough to accommodate a special crystal and pearl pin from my selection, that she liked so much.  The pin itself is 2" in diameter so the flower itself had to be substantially bigger. 

She also liked the feel of soft, shimmering chocolate brown that would go nicely with the slightly off-white dress. 

Here is what I came up with. 

The sash itself will be a slightly lighter satin ribbon, I will be posting more pictures once it's ready.

All the flower brooches and sashes are available at my Etsy store.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Turquoise Fun

Here is one that's a bit different.  Sparkly Turquoise and Soft Browns.