( gibbous ) .. ( findings )
a wedding dress for Katie
07 22 14


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just finished this sweet wedding dress for miss Katie..

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the trim at the neckline is from her grandmother’s waistcoat, a victorian piece from her own wedding.

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i love how this one turned out.. it reminds me of gingerbread, fairytales & old european houses.

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having a lovely time working with simpler lines.. they still take a lot of work, it’s just behind the scenes :)

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Michelle & Dale
07 10 14

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a sweet picture from Michelle & Dale’s wedding day.. it makes me smile.
i never saw her before making the dress, & it ended up matching her perfectly.. such a beautiful faery~



07 10 14

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what a strange & busy time it’s been.. many folks have been asking when there will be new things in the shop.
the answer is.. soon! i am in a bit of an interim, finishing up a batch of custom orders & the new website.

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^ a trio of fancies that flew away before they made it to the internet..

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just started a custom wedding dress.. using some pieces from a waistcoat the bride’s grandmother wore at her own wedding.
i love stitching family histories together :)

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i’ve been spending some time in the forest & on my friend’s farm this last month, it’s really helped my spirit.
being in the trees always feels healing. they seem to dissolve much of the clamor picked up in the city.

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some new crystal friends

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these days my stitches are powered by beautiful (& delicious) living foods~
directing a lot of time & energy towards taking health in hand right now.. it feels really good.

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about to start on a new line of simple dresses, for my friend’s shop..
more pictures & news coming soon <3s


a custom dress makeover
07 01 14

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i recently finished this dress makeover for one of my favourite clients, miss Josephine in Germany.

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she’s a magickal elven lady with great style.. this is the 3rd dress i’ve done for her.

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it’s always fun to work with someone over time and get especially good at channeling their aesthetic..
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06 15 14


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time has been flying by. i’ve been immersed in the project of overhauling my home & studio (again)..
sorting what to keep, what to let go of, and laying a foundation for the future. haven’t had much time to post here,
so this is just a bit of a random catch-up :)

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one of my bridal clients sent this picture awhile back, it seems her kitty has claimed the wedding dress!
starting to suspect that my cats are sending secret messages in the clothes, around the world to their comrades.
such clever, mysterious creatures these felines are.

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this is the beautiful oakland jungle right outside my door.. it’s so lovely to live in a little sea of green.

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fabric gathering for a recent custom makeover.. i just finished it, hurray! pictures coming soon

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a beautiful new friend, inherited from an old friend. i’m excited to have more time for music this summer.

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some lovely 70 year old dye i experimented with a couple weeks ago.

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putting the finished touches on Kassidy’s wedding dress.. it was lovely to hear from her upon receiving the dress,
she adores it & it fit her perfectly. i can’t wait to see pictures of the ceremony..

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i won’t be taking on any custom orders (besides those already scheduled) til the fall/winter..
going to devote more time to the ideas jumping around in my head & prepare for a stint at
my friend Trinity’s beautiful store Field Day.
i’ll be making a little army of beautiful simple dresses & other garments/adornments & they will be
available there during the month of September. i’ll have more details soon..
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Sale!
05 29 14


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those of you in the bay area might want to come out to a sale happening this Saturday, May 31st..
held from 10am-5pm at 5th avenue & Embarcadero in Oakland, near Jack London Square.
some friends and i will have large amounts of treasures for you to hunt through.
i’ve been seriously downsizing my vintage clothing & fabric collection, and will be selling
these pieces at very low prices. there will also be some old gibbous pieces available.

there are lots of pictures & new projects on the way, once i finish this de-stashing process :)
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https://www.facebook.com/events/670738099629384/


a wedding gown for Kassidy
05 11 14

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i just completed this custom wedding gown, for Kassidy in Austin..

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it’s been months in the making.. so many layers, ruffles, tatters.. it really kept me on my toes!

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made entirely from reclaimed antique & vintage materials.. sculpted on a form with many pins + stitches.

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silk, cotton, linen, saris, dress lining, eyelet, corsets, slips, pinafores.. a little bit of everything went into it.

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the decollette` has lace from the 1800′s, hand stitched & adorned with ancient pearls & tiny flapper beads.
i sewed in bits of fur & feathers too.

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it’s definitely one of the most complex bridal pieces i’ve made;
with this dress it really became apparent how much the process has developed over the years..
there is a large amount of planning, maneuvering, grace & forethought directing the ship now.
it used to be a lot more chaotic, with lunges forward and difficult backtracking.. sometimes an element of panic.
that seems to have faded away.. my mind’s eye & sewing hands have gotten much stronger, steadier.
such a good feeling :)
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gems in the net
05 11 14

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Corpus Christi procession, Ireland~ Henri Cartier Bresson, 1952

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felt work by Jacqueline Leblanc

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Matilda Temperley

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Diana e la Tuda by Luigi Pirandello, 1926

Alexander Graham Bell and Mabel kissing within a tetrahedral kite.
Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mabel kissing within a tetrahedral kite, October 1903.

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some inspiring things i’ve collected from the inter ether..
a few images i couldn’t find sources for,, tell me if you know! :)
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Mary & Emit’s Wedding
05 07 14

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some lovely photos just surfaced from my dear friends’ wedding last year..

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Mary & Emit are beautiful, inspiring musician/artists ( Nezzy Idy //the Vivid )..
i just love them to bits. the original posts about their dresses are here & here.

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the headdresses were made by by House of Malakai

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definitely the prettiest wedding i’ve ever been to!

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all photos taken by Jessica Moncrief

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new collars & update
04 26 14

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there are 2 new collars in the shop,
paying homage to the sea & miss Havisham :)

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i’ve also marked down many of the pieces that have been there for awhile.. <3

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nearing the finish line with a very fancy wedding dress, destined for Kassidy in Texas..
it’s turning out quite beautiful.. i’ve been spending all my nights with it & the Agatha Christie mysteries.

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the grey blue wedding dress (my previous commission) was delivered to it’s bride today.. i was overjoyed
to hear that it fits her well & she absolutely loves it.. it’s so strange and wonderful to make these dresses long distance
without ever meeting the person! it really feels amazing when the dress works out perfectly. these modern times, i say..

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other things;
dressing up kitties, kundalini, raspberry leaf tea….. moon gazing, learning feng shui~
autoharp. nocturnal world// oppossums \\ playing with silhouettes, passionflower.
polishing the new website, \\calcite// fad gadget. seeds. the faery oracle;
hours of hand-stitching. studying amulets, color symbolism; slowly recording songs.. AURYN.
clearing clutter.. it’s almost my birth day & i’m getting rid of alot of belongings.
space in all contexts is looking like the most valuable gift these days.

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^beautiful foods from my window; french baby lentil, mung bean, radish & alfalfa sprouts

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happy spring <3s