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Monday, April 28, 2008

Show and Tell Monday at Make Mine Pink

Good Monday morning to all! Today is Show and Tell Monday at Make Mine Pink and I just had to show you what I have been working on for the last few days.



A customer in Australia has been ordering skirts from my shop to wear in her tearoom/cafe. She wrote to say how much she loved them and ask when would I be making more. I had neglected that area of my shop and was down to just 2 skirts. So, I whipped up 2 more patchwork styles for her. Well, "whipped up" is not exactly right. They are pretty labor intensive. Each skirt is made from 54 pieces that I cut from 4 yards of coordinating cotton fabrics, stitch together into rows, gather and assemble into the skirt. Then, I wet, twist and dry for several hours in the dryer to get that beautiful broomstick effect. Here's the result:

I am shipping them to Australia today. I wish I could hand deliver them...

33 comments:

freetobeme said...

They are so beautiful! You are very creative. I guess you know that!

Lisa said...

Karen

You are amazing. The skirts are gorgeous. Your customer is one lucky lady. Thanks for sharing your newest offerings. Have a fantastic day.

Lisa
XOXO

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Wow Karen ~ those are gorgeous !!! I can't even imagine how labor intensive those would be !
xoxo,
Lori

Marie said...

Karen,
They are beautiful! Thanks for sharing yet another lovely item.

Dianne said...

Oh My Karen, I LOVE those skirts! That is just my style! You know how I love mixing fabrics and I do not wear skirts much, but when I do this is exactly what I like to wear! So pretty and girly and comfy! Thanks for sharing. I think you are going to be very busy with those!!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Karen,

The skirts are truly beautiful. I love them! I'm sure your customer will love it too...

Pei Li

Joyce Lucas said...

Absolutely beautiful Karen! I can see your skirts in very high end boutiques everywhere!
xxoo MB

My Pink Boutique said...

Wow! Karen, your skirts are absolutely stunning!

Hugs, :)
Kimberly

Sharon said...

Beautiful~ of course I was lucky enough to see one in person~S

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Karen,

Your skirts are so beautiful. Wow, very labor intensive, but so worth it. I could see them selling really well in boutiques.
Carrie

mommasquirrel said...

What beautifully feminine skirts those are, and the work yo put into them is amazing.
Thank you for sharing. :)
PiNK HuGS, xoxo
Colby

Flowerchild Clay Queen said...

Karen...those are gorgeous!!

Cindy:)

Lani said...

Karen -
They are stunning! I received a Fabric Retail magazine yesterday, and the headline is "2008 - Year of the Skirt." Keep on going with them - they are beautiful.
Lani

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Just lovely....and I can surely attest to the quality of your work.
...and I volunteer to hand deliver them for you...

(())

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Oh my those are gorgeous! Very pretty Karen. I can see why the lady in Australia buys them. Have a beautiful PINK Day!
Stephanie

K&E@forgetmenotdreams said...

Wow Karen! Those are really beautiful and a real labor of love!
Eileen

Patricia said...

Karen, the skirts are really beautiful. Is that the same pattern skirt you were wearing in your Sunday picture by the motorcycle? I admired that too, although we were supposed to be admiring the motorcycle. I would love to be your messenger to deliver them!!
Pat

Janet Bernasconi said...

Oh Karen,

Your work is truly breathtaking. What beautiful skirts! How I wish I could do that! You are really one talented lady and the lady in Aussieland is one lucky lady to have your creations.
So glad I stopped by! Loved it!
Enjoy your day,
XOXO
Janet
Janet's Creative Pillows

kath said...

These are so pretty. You would feel like such a lady in them. kath

Beloved Creations said...

Those skirts are just gorgeous! I think they should be a great seller for you!

preservecottage said...

Those are super!
Thanks for showing us.
Pamela

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Karen those skirts are just awesome and so beautiful! Your whole website is gorgeous. ! Lynn

http://thepolkadotrose.com said...

Wow Karen! They are beautiful! She must be one very happy lady!

gail said...

Hi Karen,, your skirts are lovely. Just beautiful. Wouldnt it be great if you could deliver them in person to Australia? Happy creating, luv, gail

Theresa said...

Karen,
What a lucky customer to be getting your creations. I hope she sends you pictures of her shop, and herself wearing the skirts. How cool....I agree, it would be even better if you got to deliver them in person, woohoo
Theresa @ Cottage Violets

Debbie said...

Karen....your skirts are beautiful!

xo,
Debbie
Cozy Cottage Gifts and Decor

Rose Petals & Blooms said...

Wow Karen! I love those skirts! They are amazing! I've sewn all of my life, and know the labor involved, and also realize the long hours, and love you put into each gorgeous item you make! It's so evident in each skirt. Bravo!
xoxo
M

Couture de Papier said...

Love your blog!! beautiful!
My 'pink bike' sign I made for a Cape Cod Shop, 'Ruffles N Roses' she is a member of MMP is in Junes RH magazine..my sign did not get in for shoot because it was earlier..I will post your blog so inspiring!
Denise New England

kath said...

Thanks for adding me to your fav Blog list! I finally figured out how to add blogs to mine today and I had already added yours before I saw I was on yours.. Whew, confusing.k

Couture de Papier said...

thank you for stopping by where do you find time for all this blogging I posted your link too!

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

Hi Karen,

Thanks for the comments in my blog. I think I did see the book you mentioned before..but I forgot what was the reason why I didn't get it ;P
Have a great day!

Cathy said...

Hi Karen, I'm am so excited that your market has reached as far away as Australia. You know how much those Aussies love our products. It's a great marketplace for you to be tapping into.

I am away antiquing and have purchased so many pretties for my Themed wreaths I have to ship it all home in two boxes. I can't wait to start creating my new themed wreath ideas.

I will chat more when I get back home. I'm on my way back today.

xoxo
Cath

Cori G. said...

Those are absolutely beautiful! I especially love the second one.