Sunday, February 01, 2009
Poking, Visiting, Designing and Dreaming
Now don't get me wrong, I enjoy football I really really do. And I must say there are football games playing in several rooms in my home tonight. I made lots of snacks for them, and sat in front of my computer with a nice cup of coffee. I was catching up on visiting places in Blogland.
I had to leave a few more comments on the One World One Heart event. OMG can you believe there are eight hundred participants, giveaways and still counting. So, I meandered around there for a while, and then I was just joyfully looking around. I added skatey-eight more blogs to follow. You know how that goes!
I then took my stash of fabric out to design some more handbags. I am really enjoying this. When I get finished designing one I name it. What fun. Here is Sophisticated Sabrina.
And here is Elegant Samantha...
And of course there is Classy Kathy
I adore paper, especially nice stationery. I have forever and when I found these lovely enclosure envelopes,
I had to find something to create. When I lived in Hong Kong I used to do this with frames. Frames were just pennies there, and I would fall in love with one and paint something to go inside.
Each handbag I am designing will come with a lovely tall very French white enclosure envelope, a gold outer mailing envelope, two heart seals and the card easel. I put all the handbag designs on a shelf in my little shop.
I live near a dreamy stationery shop, where I found these card easels which measure 7 1/2" x 5 1/4", and are called table tents. They are designed to use for weddings, showers, parties, to display table numbers, menus or photos. Can you imagine the possibilities?
My handbag creations are all original designs, using fabric, paper, gold leaf paint, metallic copper paint, egyptian gold paint and winsor and newton watercolors.
Tonight I have been working on some vintage prom evening purses and a Wedding handbag too. So much fun, it's like paper dolls, only connecting with my fashion design spirit.
I am having so much fun with these, and it is so much fun working with fabric.
The song How Deep Is Your Love, flashback. I am sitting in my apartment on 72nd and 1st Street, staring out the window watching the people walk by. A woman wearing a BIG fur coat walking her Afgan passes by like a scene from 101 Dalmations. I am single, in love and totally enjoying my career at Xerox Corporation.
Goldie Hawn was starring in Foul Play, which was playing in the theater across the street. They're Playing our Song was playing on Broadway, and I had just gone to see it for the third time.
I was working in Midtown, going out dancing whenever I could and trying my hardest to learn the latest disco dance.
We were two single girls in New York dating, shopping, dreaming and having fun. My roommate and I once danced for so many hours, wearing very high heels, that the balls of our feet were swollen and we had to crawl to answer the door for pizza delivery. But we loved every minute of this chapter, and laughed for hours.
What were you doing when this song was popular? For those of you who weren't born yet, or too little to remember, then go out dancing often, laugh all the time, and look in the mirror and enjoy who you are. Because someday you will be so glad you did.