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This Moment

{this moment} – A Friday ritual inspired by SouleMama. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment.  A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

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Quote of the Season

Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. 
-George Eliot


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Brace Yourself, I’ve Got Crafting Content to Share…kinda

I FINALLY added my hand painted hemp napkins to my etsy shop, and it only took me about 11 months to accomplish this amazing feat!! Truth be told I am offering them as a custom, so technically all I really did was take pictures of the set I made for myself last year. Why it took me almost a year to figure out to do it this way is beyond me!

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A Picture Perfect Day

A few months back I wrote a blog entry titled Creating Customs. There I shared with you pictures of a few pieces I had been working on. My favorite was and still is the wedding set I created for Colleen and Ben, who tied the knot this past Autumnal Equinox.

A few weeks ago I opened my PixyPatch mailbox to find several pictures of the lovely couple on their special day. I LOVE getting pictures of my customers sporting their PixyPatch threads! Since most of my sales are over the internet I never get to see their smiling faces, which I treasure so much! It brought me so much joy to see them in my creations that my eyes instantly welled with tears! Nothing touches me more then to see someone wearing something that I’ve made! But to be asked to create someones wedding attire, that was an absolute honor! Colleen was an absolute JOY to work with! No bridezilla here folks, which is always a fear of mine when working with a bride to be. You never know who you are dealing with at the other end of the computer!!! I was happy to hear that everything fit PERFECTLY and they could not have been happier! Every time I send out a custom order I am always so nervous that something is going to be slightly off or that it is not going to be the right fabrics etc. Lets face it I am going by someone elses measurements and how often do you ever measure yourself or know how to take proper garment measurements. I usually drive myself crazy with worry! But in the end I not only gained two very happy customers but a new friend as well!

So without further adieu here are some images for your viewing pleasure…

I find her expression here (pictured above) to be absolutely adorable! I just want to squeeze her in a big ol’ hug!!

Ben looks so handsome and Colleen is absolutely stunning! Her bouquet is just beautiful and I love the addition of the peacock feather! Seriously, are they not one of the cutest couples ever!!

I loved the idea of using a leaf arch

And what great use of ceiling space!


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Creating Customs

I’ve slacked in updating my blog but I have been busy creating custom orders! Yea for getting back into the creative groove. Try as I might sometimes I am just not feeling it. I can’t force myself to sew. No, I take that back, I can’t force the muse. She only visits on her terms!

First let me start by saying I think this is by far my favorite creation to date!!! I have a deep rooted…no pun intended 🙂 LOVE for trees! I was always climbing and hanging out in them as a child. Hey, I didn’t get the nick name dd bird for nothin! Anyway this dress will be worn during a wedding ceremony due to take place on the Autumn Equinox in Canada. How very exciting and quite and honor to be asked to create someones wedding dress. I also made her husband-to-be’s wedding pants. They both feature fall inspired Seminole patchwork. I decided to incorporate some of the same fabrics into both pieces as a way to represent their new shared union. The bride really liked this idea as did I.

I decided to use a cotton twill for the base of the pants for several reasons. 1. Men are a bit harder on their clothes and 2. Canada is cold so I figured the extra weight would come in handy. All seams were not only straight stitched and serged but top stitched as well. Man did that take a while! But it is so worth the extra invested time!

This is another custom I recently finished. For those readers that check my website this top may be somewhat familiar. It was based off the Woodland Patchwork apron top that I sold at the Rothbury Festival. I will not recreate an item exactly. I don’t like doing things twice…what’s the fun in that? Also I usually do not have the same fabrics left over so I couldn’t even if I wanted to. I told her I would create something similar. Same style different fabrics. Looking back the only thing I wish I had done differently is fabric placement on the bodice. I placed two similarly…is that even a word??? shaded fabrics next to each other. So when photographed it translated into what looks like a large cream strip. The fabrics are really different you just can’t tell in the picture.

Here are a few pictures of summer customs past…

This skirt was made from hand dyed hemp and corduroy. She features strawberry and tangerine appliques. The mama who ordered this has been called Tangerine her whole life so this skirt was very special for her!

This was a Summer Solstice wedding dress based off the Mini Dot dress I created last summer.

And finally a random patchwork summer length dress.

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