Featherings: It comes down to this…

Greetings readers!

A trip to Atlanta and a week of illness has kept me away from the blogosphere but I’m back!

When not recovering from the two forestated events, I have been busy in Granny’s Creative Cave with birthday gifts for the grandones.

Let me just say, all those years of Bridal and special occasion couture work and it comes down to this—Harry Potter costumes and tutu’s!

I say this with a broad smile on my face and great joy in my heart. 😊

I have a granddaughter who loves owls and dinosaurs so those were the inspo for her gifts. The final project was birthed as 2 capes, 2 tutu’s and 2 masks.

mal purple owl upclose

mal green costume upclose 

The grandson is a HUUUGGGEEE Harry Potter fan and desired a Harry robe [NOT the bathrobe type, btw].  So I birthed a fully lined, official Gryffindor patched, hooded black Potter robe.

harry robe 1 

Harry robe 2


Prior to these creations, the long awaited baby blanket came off the loom, ready to wrap the newest grandone.

audrey blanket done 

These little projects were great fun, and I realize that the time for this type of venture is now. The little ones grow so quickly and before I know it, this type of gift will be passé.

 Following the mailing of these treasures, I took a good hard look at my creative cave and groaned…what a mess! So I did what any self respecting sewist would do—I grabbed the piles of ribbons that were spilling out of my cabinet, scooped up some plastic bags, found Monk on TV and sorted and filed my ribbon collection. This was followed by a similar treatment of fabric swatches and magazine pictures.

With some order restored, I can now begin my summer stitching.

More next week…

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I am a fabric artist and a professional minister in the Catholic Church. I am married for 40+ years to a most fabulous man. We have 4 adult children, 2 daughter-in-laws ( who we also consider to our children!) and 4 grandbabies. I love to weave, paint silk, sew and design garments for myself; bead, read, write and color. I am also a spiritual Companion/Director and have a special place in my soul for women who are healing and in need of healing from trauma and abuse. I love coffee, quiet reflective prayer time at my kitchen table and long walks to breathe in the Holy Spirit. I would like to learn how to spin yarn and will someday create a spun, hand dyed/painted, beaded, woven fabulous garment of peace!

6 thoughts on “Featherings: It comes down to this…

  1. How utterly fabulous!! The butterfly mask & outfit is adorable and my favorite, but the rest is grand, as well!

    My grandma had knitted a cape & matching tam hat for me when I was 5? 6? and I still have it, safely put away. I have no kids to pass it on to, or neices, but the memory of wearing it is still sweet to me and a treasure. I hope your gifts will be cherished and kept through the years.

    So sorry you’ve been sick and I’m glad you are feeling better now. 🙂

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