Thanks for checking in...I'm back! It was a very beautiful holiday weekend. This is what the sky looked like every day!Lots of gardening and sweet celebrating of my wedding anniversary to my dear husband. We can't quite believe it, but it's been twelve years since we exchanged our vows in Sky Meadow in the Santa Cruz mountains(Big Basin). We've been looking over the pictures with the children and talking about the many kinds of weddings people have to celebrate their love. Ours was quite alternative: I designed and sewed all of our clothing...we made our favors. The ceremony was followed by an incredible potluck and then we camped out under the stars with our guests right there in the meadow!
There were so many wonderful responses to my post "my little corners" that I thought I 'd bring you into my home again. So I'm inviting you upstairs to my bedroom...sounds a bit intimate, but I've been working on a little project I couldn't wait to share...and it fits in with our anniversary weekend...something for our room... I was inspired by The Purl Bee's Swatch Portrait Pool on flikr and finally did a cluster of my own. Isn't it a beautiful way to display your favorite fabrics, or at the very least, a cheap decorating trick! I want to encourage everyone to try it...no sewing skills needed! Click here for instructions.
The reason you're really here is to see this...
My wedding dress was packed away in the attic (like most, I'm sure). A few years ago, I was looking for something soft to hang above our bed...the dress seemed like the perfect thing, and here she has hung ever since. I made the pattern from one of my favorite dresses
(my litle sister's) and used undyed hemp with crocheted trim. Here are some very dated shots (May 1996) of the process...(my hair is quite short now).
So there you have it... some more insight on who I am/was and how I've always enjoyed... making and photographing my world.
One last thing...I found the perfect anniversary present for us yesterday (all right, mostly me) at a barn sale around the corner...this beautiful vintage coverlet in the perfect shade of butter for our bed! Look back at the bottom corner of the bed photo! I had been planning this post and it felt like serendipity!