February 27, 2010

We're moving

My family and I are getting ready to move from our adopted home in Kentucky back home to Tennessee.  After trying to sell my Mother's home for many months after my husband did a complete remodel, we've decided that we would be best served by going back home.

We're going to really miss our home and friends in KY.

The move is exciting as we'll be close to family, friends, and our old favorite haunts.  Plus, Mom's house now looks and feels like a completely new house.  But, leaving is hard.  We're going through feelings of excitement and sadness all at the same time.

The major difference in the cost of living and taxes in Tennessee compared to Kentucky were the deciding factors.

So, for the next few weeks, I'm going to be pretty busy.  I have several new purses in the works that will have to take a back seat to the move.  Hopefully, I'm labeling all of my boxes well enough that I'll be able to find the works in progress and my completed inventory when we unpack!!

 I'll talk again soon.

February 20, 2010

New Asymmetric Handwoven Fringed Top

I've made this pattern several times. She's a popular top. She was woven on my 15" table loom all in one length and pieced together. 

Here are her measurements:
* 19.75" from the boat neck to the hem
* 46" around the dropped waist
* 24" across the back from the hem of 1 sleeve to the place 
where the 5.5" fringe starts on the other shoulder

Using most women's size charts, she is a Misses 14/16.

In weaving this top, I used a mixture of threads, all in purple, lavender, cream, and kelly green. The threads have different textures, too. It's a very pretty finished fabric. 

This top is more of an over-blouse or vest. The arm openings are rather deep. They could, tho, be stitched up some if the buyer prefers. I would be happy to add that little alteration if the buyer wishes at no extra charge. As you can see in one of the pictures, she looks really good on top of denim.

February 4, 2010

One of my coin purses is on an Etsy Treasury this week!

Sleythedent has included my brown and cream rag woven coin purse in her Treasury this week.  This is my first time to be included in a Treasury.  Cool!  Plus, Brown and Cream is in good company.  Sleythedent also included the pretty bag that I posted here as one I really like earlier.

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