Wednesday, July 14, 2010

May Dressups...

I am finally getting caught up with my dress ups. I've loved making them but sometimes it takes a while for inspiration to strike :)
In May, we took Luce to an equine college that she wants to attend next year.
Oh My, what a beautiful campus! They have weddings there so i will leave it to your imagination as to how lovely it was. I didn't take a camera unfortunately. It was autumn and all the trees were brilliant golds, oranges and reds.
This has been ticking away in my head for a while sooooooo.......


Chocolate wrappers painted with alcohol inks. It looked bit plain so it got a little necklace too...

I love the way the foil actually looks veiny like leaves...
Its a dull old day today so my pictures are a bit dark.
I have finished July's dress but am printerless for Junes at the moment. I'm just about caught up YEY!! Ive rescued the wardrobe too and am working on that as well....

At Craft, Merry's lovely sister Heather was visiting. Heather has been away with us on numerous retreats so it was nice to see her again. When we went to Bacchus Marsh in March, she brought these beeea-utiful fabrics and has made this huge quilt top [her own pattern]. She's used every skerrick of fabric that she purchased too! I like the addition of the ric rac in to break it up too.
This my kind of quilt, i just love these fabrics....

12 comments:

Electra said...

Your dress is brilliant! What a creative use of materials and it looks so ruch!
Lovely!

Margaret said...

oi oi what's that I see on my sidebar?? a catch up dress! and what a beauty it is! totally inspired use of the foil wrappers. Stunning colours and superb textured effect! I really love this one Jen! Mx

Fabric Art said...

What a wonderful dress love your creativity and what a wonderful excuse to eat chocolate, well done.
Anni

jenny said...

Oh Jen your dress is stunning...
love the texture with the chocolate wrappers and the necklace is just wonderful...
And Heather's quilt is so lovely, beautiful fabrics...
Jenny :)

Sherry said...

Fabulous dress - love the colours and the texture - and all those wrappers too - would never have guessed that's what they were! Great job x

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Not only did you make me hungry for chocolate Jen ... WOW your wrapper dress is so inspired! Really splendid ... the little turns on the edges add so much interest ... you must be SO pleased with how it turned out ... wee necklace and all!
Love it!
oxo

Halle said...

Chocolate wrappers! My kind of girl! How we suffer for our art right!?! *grin*
Thanks for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment.

Jayne said...

That's really pretty :)

Melinda Cornish said...

I love that you used chocolate wrappers...that is so fun! and what an excuse to eat chocolate...the colors are very autumn...the campus must've inspired you...
I love the fabric of that quilt too....in fact the whole quilt is beautiful...She did a wonderful job.......

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Fabulous dress, Jenxo! So inventive - and the colors are fantastic.

Teena in Toronto said...

Love it!

Happy blogoversary :)

Gini said...

Oooh shiny shiny, love this one, what an amazing dress from sweety wrappers love the imagination that went into this one.
Bet you feel really clever?
I certainly hope you do 'cos you are :-)

Gini
xx