My Cat is Blogging

Admittedly the thumb thing is problematic but considering my typing that probably isn’t that much of a deterrent.There is some method behind this madness,I think, but I will leave that until later.For now it is just antics that all of us that share our home with furry critters can relate too from the devious little brain of the dastardly Boris.

it's may be only 4 a.m.

It may be 4 a.m. but it’s time to get up

Justice Delayed

delightworthyn ART/wares   I made this dress a while ago.I have even shown it walking down a runway  twice and it looked great but I have never gotten photos to do it justice.

Until now.

Every artist or maker has pieces that are their personal favorites.Interestingly they often don’t speak to others in quite the same way.This,for me is one of those dresses.  delightworthyn ART/waresIt always brought to mind bathing costumes of a bygone era which was what I envisioned the second I saw the striped top at the thrift store.I spent hours hand stitching little pieces of lace that I cut out and dyed to achieve a defined waist.The skirt is layers of silk chiffon pulled up here and there to expose the layer underneath.

It isn’t flashy.

 

Now, thanks to Bowker House Photography I have the photos I have been waiting for!

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It’s Art,I can Do What I Want

c1920 flappers at the beach   It is hard to believe but it is July 15 and I haven’t had to use the A/C yet.I do realize I just jinxed it but I am not sure the last time this happened.I am sure the electric company is none too happy and will probably put in for a rate increase ;)

Here are some lovely flapper types enjoying a day at the beach with military helicopters in the back ground.It’s art,I can do what I want. You can see more of my digital art,mostly done on my phone here.

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How About A Nice Cotton Hat?

Now that I have ended my flirtation with Tumblr I have taken the plunge and purchased the ‘refashion confidential’ domain name! Tumblr fed right onto the website though I doubt anyone ever read it, who knows,but it would be nice to go seamlessly back and forth.Please refrain from writing to me,all you virtual assistant types!This is just an observation and not a cry for help.

Summer is here and I think everyone should have a hat.How about a nice cotton- scrunch- it- up- when- not- on- your head- and- throw- it- in- the- washer- hat,huh? eggplant_green stripe recycled cotton bucket hat 1  cotton ribbed cloche hat _purple ruffle edge

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And we are back…

Well,really.I only had a flirtation with Tumblr but that is all over now.Plan on doing a little sprucing up here,just a little spit and polish.While I was out some things did happen the you may have missed.Notably,I closed my Etsy shop once and for always with not so much as a pang.

I had the website and it is hard ,being one person to do everything and the changes at Etsy made it easy.I have been taking new photos,working on the site itself with more plans to come.

Along the way I met a couple of wonderful photographers,a husband and wife team and they have take some shot that I can’t even come up with enough superlative adjectives for.I will just show you some,ok.

Enjoy.

Bowkerhouse PhotographyKayt-Silvers-Irrigate

Coco…who else?

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the original LBD

We all know that she is credited with introducing the concept of the LBD (little black dress) a staple of every woman’s wardrobe. I am sure it will remain so.

The original dress was crepe de chine with long sleeves,a sheath style so revolutionary it set the stage for the boyish look of the 1920s flapper.No hips,no bust…straight,straight,straight.

Forget the Nancy Reagan suits which is what I often think of when I hear the word Chanel.Forget even the quilted bag…a style I will never understand.Forget Karl Laugerfeld…please…and get back to the basic Coco Chanel.

Believe me when I tell you

Wow…I haven’t been here in a long time.I do have a legit excuse though.My beloved cat of 18 years died.Basically I have been barely functional.I did take in another cat as he needed a home and I had one to give.It is a good match and I am happy he is here.Meet Boris Fluffypantscats,animal adoption

The 3rd annual Trashion Show went really well.It was very well attended and a lot of fun.A little drama as with any show….models not showing up…upcycled,tee shirts,refashion,ecofashion,dress,fashion show white tee shirt dress,wedding dress,alternative fashion,upcycled,recycled,ecofashion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This dress was made from white tee shirts!Believe me when I tell you finding white tee shirts that were not,well,less than white,was something of a challenge.I persevered and I think this dress looks so cute on her and I am pleased with the result.

My goal has always been to make beautiful and functional items that just happen to be upcycled.

Trashion Fashion Show

Step right up and get your tickets to the 3rd annual

Trashion Fashion show

I will be showing 6 looks,on models, all made from recycled tee shirts.recycle,tee shirt dress,upcycle,trashion fashion show,Hartford CT,style,ecofashionYou can do anything with tee shirts (you can quote me)

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Hartford CT April 20 2013

I won’t dance,don’t ask me…

Top hats always make me think of Fred Astaire.Yes I know they are mostly associated with steampunk and I like those too.But Fred is THE MAN!

I finally finished the top hat that I have been working on.It has now been sent to it’s destination.It was a completely custom hat made from recycled fabrics.top hat,tophat,custom,men,women,steampunk,vintageI love the green silk lining which was formally a blouse.The pale pink is linen from a vintage tablecloth.There is vintage rayon hem tape,velvet and silk from ties.

Hat salad.