Sunday, May 29, 2011

600 Haute

We were able to drive down to Barrington yesterday to visit my sister Rachael Jaeggin at her new store, 600 Haute.  If you are ever in the area, please go check it out.  Lots of cool stuff at really good prices.  AND if you, like me, love stories about people having dreams and just going for it, you'll want to support this store. Here's a peek...

Yes, those are Amy Butler bags.  With leather handles.  Pretty.

These rings are marvelous.  Seriously.  Next time I go I got to take some close ups.

 This whole series (again, I wish I had closeups) is amazing.  It's vintage jewelery refashioned.  Gorgeous!

 Here's Rachael.  She'll greet you with a smile.  She might even have a granola bar for you if you're hungry.

Of course I couldn't leave without buying something. It was hard to make up my mind.  It was between this wallet and a gorgeous ring.  The wallet won.

 Aunt Rachael gifted GL with a charm bracelot before we left.  Eiffel tower on one side and...

 a vintage chandelier on the other.  Thank you Aunt Rachael!

and Congratulations!

Friday, May 27, 2011

something special for the girl

i took a week off from working on "projects"  to make some clothes for gl.  i got this idea for a skirt combo in my head and it took longer to bring to fruition than i originally planned.  i wanted to make a dress and another skirt as well but it looks like i'm out of time.  they'll have to wait.  here's what i did complete.  thanks to Nina for the fabric which i found in the box of scraps she gave me.

 it all started out with a petticoat.  doesn't it always?  i saw a picture on etsy of a little girls petticoat that i absolutely fell in love with.  it was around $50.  why buy it when you can make it?  or, to be more exact, one similar to it.  it's the ruffly cream thing that you see peeking out at the bottom.

then i made the overskirt.  a striped black and cream piece that i finished with a ruffle at the hem, some gathering at the side seams, a corset tie in back, and ...

a hand sewn ruffle flower to embellish the front.

 i love the completed skirt but the best part is that she loves it too.

the petticoat can be worn with many different dresses and skirts.  LOVE!  LOVE!  LOVE!  (the skirt and the girl).