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Aurora, Ontario, Canada
I am a lover of all things created, history, travel, art and literature. I spend my time with family and friends, working hard and creating things, pretty much in that order. My passion is to make beautiful things to wear, mostly accessories, jewelry, belts, clutches, hair adornments, brooches etc. I create mostly using fabric , fibres, metals, jewels, pins, chain, clips, buttons and more. I have a shop on Etsy.com which I sometimes have a little trouble maintaining depending on the time of year and how busy I am. Check out my Etsy Shop www.etsy.com/shop/dressedtothe9s or click on the box on the left to go directly there.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Handmade Blessing

So a few weeks ago I went to a baby blessing for a very dear friend (since most people don't have a shower for a second or subsequent babies we called it a baby blessing) Everyone was asked to contribute to a stroller and or make a gift.I decided to make an asymetrical repurposed baby cardigan.

I took 3 old sweaters of mine, one blue , one blue stripes and one red. I cut up the 3 sweaters using some parts of the edge of the sweaters as edges. The back and pocket are red, the sleeves and pocket trim are the striped sweater and the front panels are blue. I added trim from some old fabric I had, sewed on 3 buttons and made 3 button loops. I also cross stitched around the cuff with red embroidery floss and added a label. Then I cut out two pieces for the hat and a few long thin strips and sewed together a hat.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Today I am trying to get motivated to post some ideas to my blog. After working all day it can be quite tiresome to get creative. I am still at work now and in need of an afternoon nap...lol.
How do people get there? I have set up my shop in my basement I have everything I require at my fingertips except time. When I get home at night I just want to eat, workout and then relax because tomorrow I have to go to work again. I need to work out because at 51 I'm not getting any thinner and it helps keep me healthy and sane. Some of you must have methods for getting everything you want done actually DONE! So help me out here, tell me your tips, how do you work all day and still have time for a social life, cleaning and most of all the interests of your own.