Remember a few months back when I was making ribbon flowers at my mom's house? This is one that I had leftover. The rose is made from grosgrain (the ribbon, not the "fabulous" blog!) and the leaves from a satin ribbon.
The embroidered lace was left over from Ivory's blessing cap (Have I blogged that yet??). I took an extra wide ribbon for the back of the cuff and folded it lengthwise over the raw edges of the lace.
At first I had metal hooks and loops, but the cuff looked too metally (like my mouth when I had braces a few years back). So I took off the loops and stitched some from thread. The exposed loops give it an old-fashioned corset look, I think. Very romantic.
As you can see, one of the satin leaves is snagged. That's what I get for not taking pictures before I wore it so many times! I guess now I can call it "shabby chic."
I have sensitive wrists, so I don't wear bracelets and watches very often. This is one that won't give me a rash because it's made of fabric with no metal parts touching my skin! Another romantic element!
Hi, I'm Brittany. I've been crafting since I was a little girl, thanks to my mother's encouragement and constant supply of materials. My current occupation is the mothering and homeschooling of three: two boys and a girl. When I have time for creating I like to sew, draw, paint, and paper craft. I love ballet, swing dancing, education, reading, documenting every breathing moment of my kids' lives, living my religion, and hanging out with family and friends (especially my awesome marito).
Sometimes it seems I take out more stitches than I sew. Hence, my trusty seam ripper is always handy. My talented brother Will Kindrick created the "Jack the Seam Ripper" image for my blog. I love him! Thank you!
Phesine (Fess-EEN) is a nickname I made up and constantly used on everything and everyone when I was 13. It comes from the name Josephine. I originally used it for my cousin Joseph, but it soon spread like poison oak until it was the nickname of anyone I was friends with, including my siblings, myself, and my kneeboard.