Category Archives: Goddess

Embellished Long Linen Skirt

Internet shopping is a great way to find inspirations for Destashification Projects.  This long linen skirt, for instance.  It features raw edged applique embellishment. The Stash contains ample yardage of a variety of weights and colors of linen….and a few … Continue reading

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Vogue Tunic Top

Vogue 8854 looked like the perfect cold weather comfort top. Just the right amount of “style.” Long enough to wear with leggings and boots.  Comfortable enough for knitting on the couch. Vogue indicates it is designed for knits, but I … Continue reading

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Just a blouse, Ma’am. Just a blouse.

I needed a blouse. Just a simple blouse. The search was on! …and then off.   I am not much of a shopper. Blouses without shoulders….,                                   … Continue reading

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From Lozenges to Lovely! The Purple Dress

A beautiful purple dress presented itself while cruising the aisles at a National Off-Price Store. It was knit (so very comfortable) with a pleated front that had empire waist shaping defined by a small rectangle. Comfort and shaping – a … Continue reading

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More Memory Jacket

The Memory Jacket was a hit! My mother was thrilled with it and spent quite a bit of time trying to identify each of the embellishments. The center back panel was crazy quilted and heavily embellished.  The lower right back … Continue reading

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The Memory Jacket

My mother asked that I create a “Memory Jacket” for her 80th birthday. Crazy quilting, charms, embroidery are combined with bits and pieces to create a jacket identifying occurrences in her life. The farm in Iowa where she grew up … Continue reading

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If you Give a Mouse a Cookie…

The Destashification Version of the Story: If you give The Destasher several yards of fine woolen fabric, she will need a pattern. If she finds a pattern in The Stash, it will specify interfacing. If she goes to the store … Continue reading

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The Purse d’Resistance is now a Backpack!

Last summer, the Purse d’Resistance was created to carry all the necessities during a month of travel.   Unfortunately, somewhere in the creative process, visual and textural interest trumped common sense. As a result, the base and body of a purse … Continue reading

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How to Make Those Faces

Beaded Face Cabochons add just the right embellishment to purses and jackets.  The beading options are endless! This post outlines the steps to create a basic beaded face cabochon. Start with a polymer clay face.  They are simple to make … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Jacket

Embellishing is so much fun!  The level can range from fully encrusted to just a few seam treatments. I found a simple white linen jacket at an off-price store.  The jacket had great lines, including a rounded back yoke, but … Continue reading

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