Friday, January 11, 2013

O H,   D E E R

I might have a bag buying problem... I own way too many purses, totebags, and reusable shopping bags. My favorite brand is baggu - they have so many different colors and patterns!

I used one of their canvas duck bags for a cross-stitch project - and used these water soluble canvases to stitch on top of the bag. Basically you attach the canvas to any type of fabric, start cross-stitching right on top of it, and once you're done you soak the project in hot water and the canvas grid melts away - like magic! I also used this DMC tapestry wool, which is very similar to the yarn I usually work with, and comes in a variety of gorgeous colors.

For this deer cross-stitch I quadrupled stitch size, so they're bigger than your average cross-stitch, but not as large as my normal cross-stitch pieces:

Monday, January 7, 2013

G I A N T   E M B R O I D E R Y

Here's a new piece I just finished - it's a giant Detroit Embroidery, and they're available in my shop. I can also make custom pieces, with different cities or states and colors:

Friday, January 4, 2013

N E W   W O R K

My fashion idea for this issue of Bride was to use graphic gowns and dresses, along with bold black + white paper backdrops. I originally saw this Oscar de la Renta striped dress and wanted to use it for cover, but we were unable to borrow the dress for the shoot. It ended working out for the best in the end, because I worked with Patty Weir (through Haberman fabrics in Royal Oak) to have this custom striped bridal gown made for the shoot. Patty's dress came out better than I could have imagined, and ended up looking more bridal than the inspiration dress:

My favorite part of the shoot was hanging out with Darla, the Great Dane:

You can see the rest of the layout here

Photographs by Roy Ritchie // Styling by Stephanie Potts // Paper backdrops by Belles Reveries

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

P A P E R   C R A F T   C A K E S

I did a story on cakes inspired by different types of paper crafts for the Winter issue of Bride. You can see the entire story here.
Photographs by Joe Vaughn // Styling by me

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

P A P E R   A R T   +   J E W E L R Y

I’ve been doing a lot of crafting lately, between working on props/backdrops for photo shoots and making gifts for Christmas. Here are a few of things that I’ve made in the last couple of weeks.

Large scale quilling I made for a Bride shoot:

Leather necklaces: