Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Porch Magazine

My sweet new friend Deb from RetreatStyle.com who specializes in vintage-style furnishings and accessories, recently told me that some of my cuffs were published in Porch Magazine in the Fall 2009 issue on page 71. Thanks so much Deb for telling me and thank you so much to Kimberly Taylor for including me in her fabulous magazine!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

~Shine Your Light~

This is a Chalkware boudoir doll lamp that I made and it sold in one hour! I was so happy :D

Saturday, August 22, 2009

New in My Etsy shop~

The necklace is made with a vintage rhinestone find and hangs on a rosary chain.
I found this antique silk shoe in an antique mall...I looked everywhere for the other one but it was gone so they just sold me the single.

Antique Filligree Minaudiere Vanity Dance Compact

Recently sold from my Etsy shop.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

ETSY'S Own Louise Black on Project Runway TONIGHT!!!

Tonight is the premier of this season's Project Runway and Louise Black, an exceptional designer, will be a contestant. Don't miss it on Lifetime.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

For The Banker's Suite Hotel in Astoria Oregon Corset

Custom Order Corset with bustle for Trish Bright. She is an AWESOME customer! XOXOX

I found this beautiful flower that I used on the bustle at Whimsical Whites in Kent, Washington. It is the most relaxing and inspiring store run by some really fun sisters, Kathy and Chris. If you need some shopping therapy, this is the place to go. Check out the link on the right of this sight... :D

Monday, June 29, 2009

Caught in Alaska

My husband is from Alaska and is part Eskimo. He actually caught this at Fred Meyers and I caught him about 14 years ago~ Good catch :D

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Most Powerful Woman in Hollywood

The first official movie star, Mary Pickford, was considered the most powerful, shrewd business woman in Hollywood and also America's Sweetheart. She was paid more than Woodrow Wilson between 1915 and 1917 and she earned 50% of profits from all Mary Pickford films.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Don't Be Scared ~ No Microchip Implants or New World Order Conspiracies here!

Jillian Newman is the gorgeous model that purchased this corset from my etsy shop for her photoshoot with 666 Photography. Nice work Jillian! And Gayla...GaYLA! What a photographer she is! She has a BFA from the University of Texas in Austin and specializes in high concept photoshoots with a retro/vintage feel. She makes most of the costumes, creates and designs the sets and does most of the styling. Genious!

Jillian you look so lovely and thank you again! As for the New World Order and the microchipping... it is at the back door.


Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Featured in Viva La Moda Online Magazine!

Wow! This is exciting! This corset that I made for an up and coming model, Rachel Cook, (she was just signed on with ElITE!) is featured in the online magazine VivaLaModa in the May 2009 issue on page 72. It turns out the corset was still too big for Rachel so it is still available in my etsy shop. There are quite a few other Etsy artists in the magazine also. My lovely friend and mystery solver, Ivy Long, saw the corset and told me about it. The link is http://www.vivlamoda.co.cc/
It is a great magazine! Thanks again,Ivy!

Come Here, Baby ;)

Such a sultry doll! It cracks me up when I look over and see them all sitting together. She is a little banged up but still irresistable.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mystery Solved~

My lovely friend, Ivy Long, solved the mystery. It is a picture of Lady Sophia Charlette Sheffield. Thank you, Ivy!

Click on her link under my favorites to visit Ivy's blog EDERA JEWELRY. You will be so inspired! :)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mystery Woman~

This picture I found is marked Lady Jane Grey. But a nice neighbor from Vashon Island told me it isn't Lady Jane. I thought she looked like Marie Antionette and so does she? Anyone know? As soon as I know who it is I can list it in my etsy shop. :) Thanks!!!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Ann and Nancy Wilson

This wasn't planned, I just happened to set them right next to eachother and I thought "They look familiar!" Too funny~ When I was eleven years old, I came across a Heart album and was blown away. Them girls can sing! I am also from Seattle but I never met or saw them in concert. I did meet Howard Leese on the movie set of "Singles" years ago. He was nice and very personable. Alice in Chains was playing on the stage for the movie.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Tattered Lace Dreammaker

I made this with antique and vintage materials and is hand sewn, mostly. :) It makes me want to redecorate my whole house...Well that's not going to happen so I'll sell it on etsy instead. :) I just want to create all the time and I get pissed when I have to go to work...Snap out of it and get back into reality!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Smoke Where I Want When I Want~ Smoker Boudoir Doll

She does not care about your health nor is aware of the dangers of second hand smoke.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Vintage Nina from Etsy

I recently met Nina on Etsy and her artwork is very cool. I am mesmorized by this angel! It symbolizes Protection, Strength and Beauty. I have had a few run ins with a couple. I am so excited to meet her and couldn't wait to post her artwork.

I'll be back later to write some more about this lovely person... You can find Nina's site at http://vintagenina.etsy.com. Ok~ I finally made it back... Nina is such a creative, loving person. Her Bio on Etsy says she loves..."Her husband, her kids, people full of passion, lavender, artists that leave her breathless, vintage, girlie, the beach, candles, dreams, chocolate, french vanilla coffee, cooking, working in the garden, swimming under water, photography, garlic, looking at blogs, altered art, trust, fullfillment, art cards, antique stores, thrift stores, goodwill, hope, faith, shabby chic, dancing to music..." That is only half of it. She continues on with "fresh cut grass, wise souls and light bulb moments."

She reminds me to enjoy life even when I want to be pissed about it.

I read it to my husband and he said he likes toast, juice, milk, trix. It is all part of a nutricious diet... MEN!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Moving to Tawain

She was with me for a short time but now lives in Tawain with a nice girl named Concept. Lovely Boudoir doll.

Handmade Waspie for Courtney Love Cobain

I'm excited about how this turned out...I really enjoy doing the flower clusters :) I hope she likes it!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Courtney Love Wearing Love Rules~!

Courtney Love Cobain wearing Love Rules made by Michelle Renee!! :) Photo by Hedi Slimane

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009

American Kestral Acrylic Painting

I am taking a painting class from Bob Garland and this is our most recent work. He is a great teacher. I have a looong way to go.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Packer Illustration~ So Beautiful

In my Etsy shop~~

LOVE Magazine~ Second Photo by Hedi Slimane

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXThe release of LOVE magazine is out with a cover that made me blush :) Katie Grand has guts~ I think I need to get out more! Courtney is very photogenic. This is the only picture I have seen so far and but hey...wait a minute, I recognize that crown :) I will have to wait to get the magazine from the UK to see the rest.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Springtime on the Yangtze River

The materials on this corset are all vintage with the exception of the purple trim at the top and the base corset itself. I really like old asian materials and design. There is quite a bit of torn up lace and frayed items with rough edges. It is in antique "piecrust" molded frame with foo foo backing. The back has more frayed ruffles, and old brooch and a black tassle along with more of the faded antique asian fabric.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Red Silk Dress

What a Leggy Babe! She had no clothes when I found her so I made a red silk dress for her out of an old slip. She has SUPER long legs! :)

*Verbal Abuse*

Nine Needles!! That is how many broke off my machine during this creative process. I was so pissed by the end you would never know by looking at this delicate and sweet looking corset. I'm not usually a cusser but sometimes I verbally abuse my sewing machine. I feel much better afterwards. ;) This is a 34 c and is new to etsy. I enjoyed seeking out the treasures for this one. Most of these vintage materials were purchases at Whimsical Whites. See link under my favs!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Picture Posted for Sheela~~

Sorry Sheela...my computer is so high tech that is can't even handle it's own pictures!? go figure!! here is the back of your corset...