Saturday, June 13, 2009

The Complete Package

I decided that the jumpsuit would not be complete without the matching headband and socks. I sewed buttons on the socks and headband to match the color scheme of the butterfly design. In addition, I made a burp cloth that matched the outfit. I think this outfit is ready to go. Now that the complete outfit is ready to wear, maybe she will come.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A little birdie told me...

Yes, this design is completely contemporary with button embellishment. Supaa Kawaii !

Fly Butterfly

So, apparently nesting has sparked my creative and organizational abilities. I love nesting for this reason. I've made this super cute baby outfit out of new and vintage fabric finds. It's very artistically interesting because the gold fabric is probably the oldest. I've taken this fabric from curtains that I found at a yard sale in the museum district in Houston. The next layer is a find that was probably manufactured in the late 60s early 70s. I found this bright and colorful fabric at a Catholic Church thrift sale in Aiken , SC. The outer most gray and white layer encompass a contemporary design. This fabric was purchased from a local store. I love to preserve "old" while embracing the "new.
Old + New = Brilliant!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

At it again

Yes, I'm at it again. I can't seem to stay away from making super cute handbags.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Outward push ... Inward Expression

What is Mandorla Designs?
It's a way for me to create and to speak with actions. I'm a talker, and sometimes it's difficult to shut my mouth. Artistic expression is a way for me to get things out without opening my mouth to say a word. I love it.

Someone recently reminded me that an individual's world view is often reflected in artistic expression. I agree with this and began to think about the purpose of Mandorla Designs. Maybe the purpose is actually bigger than previously thought. I don't push an agenda, I just let my hands do the talking. Since I've started Mandorla Designs, I have learned so much about the world around me, PEOPLE, and PURPOSE. That is to say, I look forward to what tomorrow holds because I'm growing in knowledge and understanding of my outward environment by the simple action of creating. Creation bears understanding and wisdom. I never thought that the purpose of Mandorla Designs would encompass such things. Very interesting. Very Very Interesting.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Houston Craft Mafia

I am officially a member of the Houston Craft Mafia.
If you or any of your friends need a reason to craft give me an e-mail. We do craft socials and parties.

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If you have a sassy craft and want to join us you are welcome to do that too!

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