Tuesday, October 18, 2022

BFW 2022


Border Fashion Week 
Nogales, Sonora
Octobers 6-8, 2022

Here is the video that Russ filmed. 

Here are my 23 designs. 

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Something New for '22


I am trying something new. 
October  2022

watch their ad video for 2022 

Check out the 9:05 time slot. 


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Summer Plans 2022

It's that time of the year when it gets pretty quiet 
around here - as most of the snowbirds have gone and
anyone who is left behind is spending their time at the beach
or hanging close under their air conditioning. 

It's all OK with me. I enjoy the summer months.
When my shop and Seashell Museum go to an 
"appointment only" schedule and we have a few months 
before we begin the next Mermaid's Market season in 
mid-October. (This will be our 11th Season!) 

NOTE:  If you ARE in Rocky Point this Summer 
and you want to shop for a unique gift 
or have visitors who want to visit the Seashell Museum, 
Remember I'll open the shop & the Seashell Museum by appointment. 

Make an appointment by either email: 

 It's not that I won't stay busy with projects. Ha!
As many of you know, I have a "hoarder closet" STASH that 
can easily get me through these summer months. 

(A bit of Summer Advice that I adhere to...)

OK.. I promise not to get bored.... 
Keep up with my daily & weekly projects on Instagram:


Monday, March 7, 2022

A Scrumptious Project for Spring 2022

Every once in awhile, I get asked to design something 
that really is special. 
Recently, I was asked to take a basic little dress 
and re-design it for a special event -
a wedding vow reaffirming ceremony.  

The dress as it looked.

Pinterest Inspiration 
* So, this dress is leather and very different fabrics
than I would be working with. However, the concept 
of the shirt's layers and asymmetry was the 
beginning of some inspiration. 

I had one piece of this lovely beaded detail which 
would perfectly pair with the beaded crown.

And, I was all set to start the re-designing!

Re-aligned the under-slip and added the 
♡ Lovely Detailing. ♡ 

Then I cut off the bottom tier of the skirt.
And, added length to the under-skirt. 

I realized that the middle tier seam was never going to look 
right. It was going to have to go! 
This meant removing the entire skirt to remake it. 

Much better!
Next step was adding the (curtain) sheer skirt fabric.
This was very assymetrical and would become
 a train at the back of the dress.

Now, for the fun part! 

The tiny hand-cut fabric flower buds - each one 
with bits of multi-color yarn strands. 

Some of the detail work could be sewn 
on by machine . . . 

. . . but much of it would be hand-sewn.

A few views of the skirt and train:

Introducing, my favorite Spring 2022 Project: 

This was a fantastic and fun project. 
From concept to finish, it was totally enjoyable. 

I describe this dress as "ethereal" - 
Delicately lovely with a fairy-land mystique.