I've been reading an interesting book titled, "Younger Next Year for Women." The author begins with a quote, "Women, when they are old enough to have done with the business of being women, and can let loose their strength, may be the most powerful creatures in the world "
I feel that way. Liberated from major caregiving, and job commitments, I feel that I can take time to look at myself. Not out of selfishness, or narcissism, but out of interest in continuing to grow as an individual. In my own way, that's what this blog is about... Growing.
Friday, February 14, 2014
"Have a heart and take a closer look at this Wizard of Oz jacket sewn by Deborah. She sewed it with love for her granddaughter," said the Tin Woodman.
"She wasn't afraid to draw her own applique pictures or to line her jacket with fabric that was repurposed from her husband's shirt," cried the Cowardly Lion.
"She thought about how she could show the journey of Dorothy and her friends, and came up with a plan. I think she's quite clever at sewing and hand applique.... all those little hand stitches and they don't show," stated the Scarecrow.
And here's the finished jacket and hat...
"Deborah has been dreaming of competing in the Project Run and Play Challenge. Please vote for her," pleaded Dorothy.
Thanks to all my Wizard of Oz Friends for endorsing me.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Edna Woolman Chase was the editor in chief of Vogue from 1914 to 1952
My signature style has been influenced from my past experiences, love of color and fabrics, and my willingness to challenge myself to keep on learning new things.
I created this jacket as my submission to the Project Run and Play "Signature Style Challenge".
As a youngster, I loved to read. I read all the fourteen different Wizard of Oz books.
Did you know there is even a map of the Land of Oz that was first issued in 1932?
I use to refer to it as I read the books and add new landmarks on my copy of the map.
The original illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of OZ was W. W. Denslow, and his illustrations are quite charming.
These are the images that I used on my jacket, and not the Hollywood version of "The Wizard of OZ."
|The Cowardly Lion|
|The Tin Woodman|
The Matching Hat
There are many more wonderful characters in the story that are not shown in the movie.
The first character lives in the Country of the Quadlings. He tried to prevent Dorothy and her friends from getting to the Good Witch of the South. He is a HammerHead.
The second character is a Kalidah, which is a great beast with a body like a bear and a head like a tiger.
Notice the 9 hole buttons that I used to create the word "OZ."
These COOL monogram buttons are available in 2 sizes and many colors.
Since these buttons are hard to find, I am providing this link to the fabric shop that I purchased the 9 hole buttons and large snaps. You can purchased the buttons by giving them a telephone call .
And now for the most important part of this outfit... the model.
. . . Always glad to be home,
Deborah and Miss E