Just some random pics. Designing a new homepage on my website. I want to really promote my motto " There is beauty in individuality Just Be... and you fill in the dots! i think it all stems from having a twin sister and having to dress alike a lot. As we got older we got smarter, more clothes if we each got different stuff. My mom hated to sew so she had us take sewing lessons when we were really young. I got good at altering,hemming and repairing clothes when I was about 12 and was making prom dresses, swim suits and tailoring my dads clothes by the time I was 15. I remember thriftstore shopping in High school and coming home with these big bags of clothes. We would shorten, alter or add , to make totally one of a kind pieces. I wish I had kept some of them now, very grunge street cool 80's stuff. I started selling altered and my own designed clothes at swap meets in San Diego when I was 16. It was cool to see people wearing pieces that I had made around.
This new year i want to get back into designing really unique pieces that just have have elements to them. Looking forward to 2010!!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Posted by Just be...... at 9:10 PM
This picture is for my sis who lives in Singapore and can't believe that our lakes get so frozen over that we can walk on them. Took the dog running around the lake today.Can't wait to wax up my crosscountry ski's!
Favorite shot of the day!
Monday, December 14, 2009
Dec 17th we're having an open house here!There will be sale items, make up bags, scripture bags, skirts and some fun cardigans and shirts with ruffles ,applique and flowers. Also 2charming jewelry will be here along with Jenna's fun letter photography. And will have really good treats that I'll end up eating if you don't come. Hope to see you then!!!
Friday, December 11, 2009
One of my last shows.... It's been crazy.It's been great to see so many of you!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
My girls want to keep all of the Pettiskirts that we get done.They are so fun! They would be fun to wear for Christmas. The gray one is actually a fun leopard print.
And yes that is our new overnighter bag, so many people have put in orders to use it for their temple bag.
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Some fun shows this week. These are just different enough that you would want to check out both of them if you can! I had a lot of new stuff made up over the weekend so there will be some fun new vintage gypsy purses and fancy holiday skirts there.
Had a wonderful time at Beehive Bazaar and Art Market this weekend, I don't know how these gals pull it off. They just have to deal with vendors, buyers, marketing and check out.... It's all a little bit crazy!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
I've been sewing like crazy this week!! Such pretty velvets and Chenilles are being made into lovely bags. The skirts are on a little more Fancy note. But I still wear some of my lace skirts with my Motorcycle boots. The little girls skirts are really full and have tulle!!
Anyone living in the Boise area, there is a fun boutique that my stuff is at. Email me if you want directions.
Hope to see you at some of these shows. There are some really amazing Artist out there!
Posted by Just be...... at 6:30 PM
Saturday, November 28, 2009
I'll just say I'm thankful for all my home sewers that help me out so that I can have enough inventory to do all these shows. If I had to sew everything myself there would be only 10 purses. I do sew all the first ones myself so I can see how they turn out though.
I'm also thankful for my kids that are All so different and make me laugh! And for my wonderful sexy husband!!!!
Asia is home for Thanksgiving so it was her turn to model new purses.
I'll post the times for both these shows on Monday. They start Thursday and go until Sat. Two of my favorite shows!!!!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Here's some of the new skirts...So fun to wear tights and boots. The fancy Holiday Party skirts are almost done. They are out of black, cream, lavender and mint green lace.Dress them up or make them casual.They'll be at least to the knee.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Just some inspiring applique from other designers..Such beautiful work.If you haven't looked on Etsy.com yet it's an amazing gathering of independent artist/designers. You can find one of a kind fabrics,soddered pieces of vintage jewelry, original art that is fabulous. I can go on and on it is a visual feast!!
So many shows, so many fun people I've met. Thank you for supporting me!!!
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
There is a show tomorrow (17th)in Logan from 6:00 - 8:30 pm at Stephanies house 1395 E 290 N
And then the show on Sat 1-4pm in Bountiful.
I'm finally getting the fancier Christmas skirts done! Will post pics tomorrow.
Posted by Just be...... at 1:02 AM
Friday, November 13, 2009
I'm loving all these vintage, cut velvet and chenille's that I get to play with. I just received a package from Belgium yesterday full of vintage Belgium table cloths... so fabulous! They should get sewn up soon because I want to make something with them so bad.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I'm in a gift show this weekend in Hyrum Friday Nov.13th 5:00-8;00pm and Nov 14th 11:00-8:pm.35 North 400 West . There are some very talented artist there! It's at Leona's house who makes these amazing glass bowls and serving dishes in her kiln, the colors are amazing! so so beautiful and unique. I always end up buying one of her pieces.Her home is a restored seminary building, it's worth it just to see her home.There's going to be really unique jewelry, aprons, fiber arts, stainglass food and more!
O.k. as far as the shirts go...so easy! Get one of your plain shirts and and cut fabric whatever width you like, knit works best because it doesn't fray. and just gather it around the collar of your shirt! Great way to embellish for layering. The cardigan I made, but you can just go get a plain one and rip some fabric and gather it around the lapels. Fun simple and a great way to revamp ( I love that word!) you're clothes.