Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Art Bra Events

Here is the cover of the ArtBra Calendar, stunning photography by Rosemary Carroll. The beautiful Bra was created by Barbara Blankenship with silk ribbon Roses and grape bunches. She even crocheted the fabric to cover the bra from sik ribbon!
To see this beautiful bra in person as well as all the ones and the crazy quilts in the calendar at Byer's Choice. Grand inveiling is Friday, night, October 2 at a gala and then they will be on display for the month of October. Most of the designers will be there Friday night to sign calendars too. We will also be at Byer's Saturday, October 3 from 10 am -12 noon, at the Mitchener Museum in Doylestown Saturday October 3 afternoon from 1pm - 3 pm and then back to Byers on Sunday, October 4 1-3 in the afternoon. Please stop by and purchase a calendar. The foundation, Way to Women's Wellness, will be donating a portion of the net proceeds from sales of the 2010 WTWW ArtBra calendar to the Fox Chase Women's Cancer Center in Philadelphia, PA to support the mammography mobile van program and to Lehigh Valley Breast Health Center in Allentown, Pa to support Survivor Services. Can't meet us in Pa, visit the Art Bra site to purchase a calendar or two or three!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

We Are Going to Print!!!!

Just found out today the 2010 Art Bra calendar will be going to print. We should have hard copies by the beginning of October in time for the Byer's Choice and Fox Chase Cancer Center events. I am soooo excited!!! Interested in seeing more and maybe ordering a calendar? Visit the Art Bra site! If you are in the eastern Pennsylvania area, see the display live at Byer's Choice. - they sell dolls you know! I have included a pic I took while the Hearts and Flowers bra was under construction. Each cup is covered with about 75 different size hearts made from gold fabric and edged with gold dimensional paint or glitter glue. There is about 200 yds of ribbon and over 150 small ribbon hearts. the ribbon and flowers were lightly gilded with gold spray paint. The bra started out Hot Pink! Of course the pics in the calendar are much better! I also did one that is all beaded and named "Heavenly Bodies". You can see more pics of the bras and quilts at our flickr site too.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

New Baby Gifts

Two good friends recently became grandmothers (WOW are we that old!!) to little girls. Of course I am compelled to make them dolls-a little late since one of the babies is almost 2! So here are the little friends I made using my Ragalia pattern. I also made chairs for them to sit in - just to make sure they have a good home. The first one is Cora and she is 1/4 chinese. She inherited more of the Irish (her mother is fair and red haired). I made two outfits for her. One stores in her chair which started out life as a wooden box. The Kimono was in my gift package from Kate Erbach and I made the pants to match. I also took the heels off her shoes so she can wear little black slippers. Second is Madeline. She is very victorian. Her parents are very into history and actually live in a house built in the 1700s! Her chair is an upolstered "slipper chair". Both chairs have a crackle finish.