Thursday, October 02, 2008

This Is What I've Been Doing Lately


Just put in an application for exhibition space at Craft Victoria. Wouldn't be until late next year even if I do get a possie. Give me time to complete the list. Here's the first dress though. I've been holding out on you... you know... 'Do I show the work for the show or do I keep it under wraps?' But it's just my gals looking here. It's not the general public, just specific friendly, nice types.
I was making this while I looked after Mum and after.
I'm making a life sized wedding dress, so if anyone's divorced and wants to donate their wedding cards (not for irony's sake, but you'll want to keep them otherwise)... let me know and I'll gladly pay for postage and your effort. A woman at work gave me these birth cards from her daughters and son. This is all from one of them, one of the daughters, with children's book illustrations featured on each panel and bits of the story to make stripes. Inside is the poems from the cards and bits from the books. Size 5 for dicephalys twins.
One down, three more to go!
P.S. Don't tell huh? I should be keeping a little mystery...
Update HERE.

24 comments:

twolimeleaves said...

Holy cow. That is just about the coolest thing I have ever seen.
*worship worship*

shula said...

Oh.

My.

God.

Bobby La, you've bloody done it to me again.

Early Bird Special said...

This is absolutely amazing and totally brilliant. I love your brain!

Early Bird Special said...

P.S. I hope you don't mind, but I just suggested this project to Craft magazine's blog to be featured.

Quilt Pixie said...

what an absolutely wonderful idea! YOu're so very creative...

amandajean said...

I just saw this on flickr and I had to know more about this materpiece. it's spectacular.

Caity said...

WOW. Love the idea, love the execution - just - WOW!!

Denise Felton said...

You are killing me! I really really really want to feature this amazing work on my CraftGossip blog. When you're ready to share with the world, would you drop me a line?

Denise
http://needlework.craftgossip.com

Vicki W said...

Just found your blog - and just in time it seems. This is awesome!

syko kajsa said...

I'm so impressed! It is gorgeous!

Linda said...

So - can I go to the newsagent, buy a wedding card and post it to you????

This is awesome!!!!

Jess said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!!!

I have just found your site! Love it already!

Betty Jo said...

Divine.I was just looking at my little vintage box made of cards, then I came across your dress.
I vote YES to a Craft Vic.exhibition (although I don't have any say in the matter really)
This and the others you create should be displayed for everyone to enjoy.

meggie said...

Kirsty sent me.
I am so glad she did!!

Sharon said...

Oh Wow! It's beautiful. Really Truly Beautiful!

LollyChops said...

This is stunning and way too cool all at the same time!!! wow. amazing work.

jenny holiday said...

this is OUUUUT OF CONTROOOL FABBBULOUS!!

You are AMAAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!

Geeeez!!!!!!!

Love from the jersey shore!
xoox Jenny

Jhoanna said...

So delightful, brilliant, whimsical and wonderful! Hope you get that exhibition space!

Stephanie said...

wow,I have never visited your blog before. I was looking thru my flickr feed of the Nifty Thrifty pool and had to find out more. So cool. I will keep checking back.

fancythisword said...

Absolutely devine~

Judy said...

Just found your blog and this is so creative!!

kathreen said...

its beautiful - do you mind if I re-post it at my website?

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful piece of art.

Anonymous said...

How gorgeous! You know I still have & use my hanky box that my Nanna made - some 60 years ago. I woud love to learn how to do this beautiful craft.

hugs, Maz