Friday, April 24, 2009


DSCN9451, originally uploaded by sunfleur1.

My latest creation after being in a slump. I made two of these so far, with more in the works. Watch for them to be featured in my shop soon. The first two are brooches, about 3.5 to 4 inches wide.

The wool petals are shaped first then I add the center to make it solid and to attach the petals together, then a little sparkle eye lash completes the look.

They fasten with a safety pin that was sewn and then needle felted over for extra security.

100TH Annual Sheep and Wool Festival

I will be attending this tomorrow with my daughter. Give me strength not go wild buying everything in sight.

Connecticut Sheep Breeders Association, Inc. - 100TH ANNUAL SHEEP AND WOOL FESTIVAL

Saturday, April 25, 2009
Rain or Shine
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Tolland Agricultural Center
Route 30, Vernon/Rockville, CT

The Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2009. The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program “to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut”, has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena. This event is a delightful agricultural and learning experience for the general public as well as shepherds and fiber enthusiasts. Exhibits and activities include: sheep exhibits, shearing demonstrations; vendors, fleece sale, educational lectures; ox cart rides, wool skirting, a sheep dog trial, fleece to shawl contests, kids corner, knitting instruction, ask the veterinarian, food, vendors, ox cart rides, festival logo shirts, music, vendors and fun.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

I have been working with up and coming designers

Deb Kaplan and Tiff Ang of Death by Drone have taken my lovely hats and cupcakes and made a wonderful combination with them. I only wish I had thought of it first! I am thrilled to be working with them for their new Fall 2009 line of wonderfully macabre and whimsical creations. You have to check them out. Their stuff is fun and witty, and I am happy to be part of it. I just wish I were 20 years younger to be able to wear it. I would have for sure.

Photo credits: Craig Stokle Model: Bailey Swingle
Photos from site reprinted with Permission.

Death by Drone is a clothing and art label founded and based in New York City.
It was crafted for people to indulge in the surreal, bizarre and cute. The Death by Drone collection consists primarily of fine art clothing, as well as art, casual wear, accessories and knick knacks. The work is inspired by the haze of dreams, nightmares, and heavy drone music. The precious creations are mean to be cherished, obsessed about and handed down for generations to come.

Items are silkscreened by hand using quality water-based inks in New York.

Recent Press on Splendicity too, makes ME happy to be alive as well.