Sunday, December 30, 2012

Listening to Records


The other night I couldn't sleep and Karl was in the living room playing video games, so I came out and wrapped up in a quilt and listened to some records and it occurred to me that none of my favorite singers would make it past the auditions on American Idol.  I miss quirky voices.





Saturday, December 22, 2012

Be still my heart...

New favorite bowties!

 Above, made from vintage silk scarves.
Below, made from vintage embroidered cotton.
If you recognize the wreath, yes, it's recycled from last year!  Last year it was green, this year it's red.  Nature provides!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Kate Moss by Mario Testino for Vogue Spain

Kate Moss just keeps on looking great, doesn't she?  She's not like one of those supermodels who disappears for a while, coming back after five years for a celebrated comeback.  She's consistently working, despite her personal ups and downs, and still makes it look easy.  This editorial is nothing ground-breaking, but it's really well done and beautiful.  I like the styling - it reminds me of Vogue couture shoots back in the days when I used to buy magazines; these would have been tear-outs for sure.

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Bacon and eggs, baby Jesus: the crazies come out at Christmas!  I guess if you're going to get a custom-made bowtie, you might as well get something that people are going to notice.  I do have some more of these fabrics, so get 'em while they're hot!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Good News

As in, NEW BOW TIES!  Let's just move on to Spring, okay?  We went shopping for fabrics a couple of weeks ago, and it felt much more cheerful to head into a new season, so we stocked up on summer shades, and these new samples will be hitting the road in the new year.  

I did a fun Christmas custom order today though: baby Jesus in the manger fabric, being watched over by Mary and Joseph and an angel.  Truly one of a kind.  Oooh, and I'll have to take a photo of the new one I made for Karl to wear to his work Christmas party.