I love sweaters and cardigans. I collected a few sweaters of the years. I seem to purchase one or two every autumn season. This year I thought to myself “you are sleeping on your crochet skills”, and decided to design and make my own.
I made this Poncho just before Autumn made her way. Crocheting is my first love. I learned to crochet at the tender age of 10. The granny square afghan was the first major project I completed which I still have today; its pink and purple. I remember my Dear Mother purchasing rolls of yarn as I finished one. I don’t remember who taught me how to crochet. I believe I taught myself. My Grandmother had crocheted afghans on her living sofa and chair that her neighbor made for her, and I just remember examing every stitch and creating my own.
It’s always a wonderful thing when your own creativity inspires you. This is MY story behind this beautiful piece of art:
This piece is the exact replica of an art project I made in my art class in the 5th where I attended “Pierce Elementary School” on the east side of Detroit. Art class in those days no longer exist; unfortunately. I decided to recreate this project because it was the beginning of my very own history (HER-STORY)!
This adorable hat is simple and fun to wear. It has a loose fit and can be worn a few ways. I like to coordinate it with sweaters.
This gorgeous velvet jacket and hand bag with the rich vibrant colors is 25 years old, and i consider it vintage. It was my first pattern sewn garment. I took this challenge on with no fear and real experience on the sewing machine my Mother gave me that she purchased when I was in high school. I spent $30 on the fabric which is nearly what I would pay per yard today. I also made a black velvet skirt that i can’t squeeze my hips; unfortunately, it’s not the stretch velvet that’s made today. But I’m certain that the quality of this fabric is nothing you will find today…it’s plush, thick and soft .
There’s just something fabulous about African print fabrics!
Our custom high-waisted African print skirts are created to fit at any length (mini, midi or maxi), and the pockets add a touch of style. Continue reading “African Prints”
These pictures are from various events in my life. My 24-year-old self always enjoyed simple elegant attire. I love wearing dressings and cute shoes. I always have and always will. I would like to recreate all these looks one day!