|Aptly nicknamed 'Octopus tree' grows behind my studio bungalow. The little ripe fruit are a beautiful pink, fuschia and dark fuschia in color. Beautiful tree but an evasive one, so this tree will be cut down in the near future.|
|It rained on Saturday which provided numerous waterfalls in the valleys behind the property such as this beauty|
Since I had some time on my hands I decided to create another dress. Currently in the re-love, recycle and creative mood I was in it for the challenge. As you remember, in the last post I highlighted a colorful vintage hawaiian print on a black background that I made into a halter dress. I was thinking (dangerous) that her favorite color is blue. So I went rummaging through my stash with little luck in securing enough blue fabric. Then reading an article in one of the Stampington publications I was inspired by a women who re-worked wool jackets and fashioned them into beautiful handbags and totes. Voila! Inspiration ensued. I remember that I had a stash of unfinished tote bags partially sewn and lined in a dark blue kapa design hawaiian printed bark cloth from the 70's. So, I just reversed the technique from the article. Instead of making a handbag from a piece of clothing, I took a unfinished tote bag and incorporate it into part of a dress.
|The 3 remnants|
Take a sneak peak at my "Vintage, Re-loved Blue Hawaiian Halter Dress"
|You can see where I ripped out the lining of the tote bag at the top of the stash|
|The finished piece|
|The halter bodice and pin|
|close up of fabric and bauble pin|
Additionally, here are some things that have given me inspiration lately, whether it be color, texture or scent. I see it's beauty.
|fresh red and golden beets ready for the steamer. They have a wonderful vibrant color.|
|flowers in a 2 baskets|
|pink fragrant plumerias outside my Mom's dining room window|