Thursday, June 26, 2008

Crocheted Doilies

When I was younger my mother crocheted doilies, she said that crocheting keeps her hands busy. Lately I have gotten the crochet bug again. I love making doilies. I think that they are nice gifts to give. My mother and grandmother could crochet a couple of doilies in one day. I am not that good. I have been trying to find easy patterns to try.

Another thing about doilies is that crocheting them helps me to think. When I have a designer block, or artist block, I start crocheting and then creativity comes. It really helps me think. Now when I just need to think I start crocheting and it helps me stay focused. Here are a couple of doilies that I have made.

So if you are a writer and you have writer's block, pick up a crochet hook, you don't have to make doilies, you can make a afgan or a sweater. I like making doilies.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Silk Scarf Dress

Ok here is that dress that I talked about in the last post. I want to list it in my Etsy shop but I feel like I should get a model to put it on to really do it justice. It is a beautiful dress made of the softest silk and it is lined with a just as soft China silk. The jacket is made of purple chiffon that adds to the softness. I just love the colors and how they blend so beautifully

Friday, June 20, 2008

The dress

Well I finally did something with all those silks that I had. I made this wonderful dress. I haven't taken a picture of it yet but I can tell you a little bit about it, just to get you curious to come back. Once I decided to make a dress, actually I sent the photos of the fabric to my sister, Rita, and she said that she saw a beautiful soft, silky dress. That helped me a lot. Anyway as soon as the weather gets nice I will go outside and take a picture of the dress.
Last night I started an outfit for my granddaughter, Jurnee Simone, she had a birthday that I missed, on the 15th of June. As they get older it is hard to know what they will like. I have been really trying to keep up with my grandkids' birthdays. They come so quick that I don't get the things made in time. But I remember when I was a youngster, my grandmother made us pj, slippers, hats, robes and pillows, and I remember how we always looked forward to our new pjs that we knew she would give us at Christmas time and for our birthdays. And it was about 30 of us (grandkids). I have about 20. So as soon as I get one done, then it is time to do another. But I am determined to get caught up. But I love making things for them. When I think about my grandmother, I think about the wonderful gifts she used to make, and I think I want my grandkids to think of me the same way. It is funny that whenever my grandkids call me, they ask me what I am doing then they say "sewing?" I want them to remember me like that, always sewing and praying. Well I started out talking about that "dress" and ended up talking about my grandkids. I guess it is because I miss them so much.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A beautiful piece of fabric

I made this fabric and now I can't decide what to do with it. Sometimes I get stumped like this. The fabric is made out of silk scarves that I bought from a fellow artist. It is probably hard to see the beauty of this piece. When a piece comes out this nice I have a hard time cutting it. But I thought I would show it and see if anyone can give me some suggestions.

I hung the piece on the door so that you could get a better view of it.

BobbyjoeS40 Designs

Hello everyone I will be adding a new line of men's wear to my collection. It will be called of course "bobbyjoeS40 Designs" keep checking back with this blog so that you will be the first to see the new line. It will be 1-of-a-kind casual wear for men. I will be featuring casual shirts,trousers,vests, and 2 piece leisure suits. So stay tuned for more.