Friday, May 13, 2011

Round Top, Texas Part 3

Yes, more fun to share!

I have been wanting to get back to sharing a little more about the amazing trip to RT, but life just keeps getting in the way.  Soooooo, without further ado....

you might be wondering why pictures of this amazingly sweet apron??

I shared how I met so many new blogging buddies on that trip.  One of them was the amazingly talented Karen Valentine, of My Desert Cottage!  We did a little exchange...one of my creations for one of hers.  Well, was I a winner in that trade!!!
This is her fabulous creation below, and my pictures do not do it justice.

After all the Magnolia Pearl influence, we were all drooling over masses amount of laces, buttons, hand crocheted doiles, all the trimmings.  I saw a cute little apron on a gal and thought it would be perfect for my summer shows, to hold money, pen, glasses, etc.  And Karen said she could make me one, so we agreed on a trade. 


Is this beautiful, or what?? Look at all the detail she did.  I love everything.  The seams are so sweet, on the outside and cut into little sections.


All the applique, the creativity, the composition.  Wow, blew me away.  I was doing the happy dance for days!!!  And this sweet apron, with my "Pearl", wow.  How fun it that going to be?


Look at all the fun detail she included.  Karen, you are not only an amazing seamstress and artist, you are a very talented blog designer.  So check her site out if you are thinking of any changes on yours, or know a friend who is thinking about designing one!


This is NOT Karen! Ha ha.
This is the infamous (in Texas) Paris Montana.  She had a little Airstream parked, where she and her mom, also stunning, slept every night. Many did that.  How do you like that outfit?  Give burlap a whole new look, huh? Scratchy?? Ewwwe. 


One of the hundreds of pics I took of all the goodies on display at a week's worth of shopping.  This amazing chatelaine could be yours for a cool $1200.  I have never seen one like this...all filigree!  Wow, spectacular.

Want it!!



And being the dog lover I am, had to show off these cutie pies.  It wasn't all old stuff at this show, there were quite a few breeders there selling their new pups. Are those the sweetest faces?? I wanted them all too!  Not as cute as sweet Maddie of course!


And last, but not least, I teased you with a little item I sewed up, and said I sent it off to a secret friend.  Well, it was actually hand delivered to Diane Cook.  I made up a little jewelry pouch with muslin, vintage lace, wool felt, and stamped it.  


I tried to fill every nook and pocket with rhinestones for Diane, because she loves them.  I apologize for the quality of the pics, they are horrible. But I wanted you to see what I did. Must have had it on micro, oops.


Here's what the finished product looked like. I was pleased with it, and Diane seemed to love it too.  It was a total stretch for me to make something like that, a first.

So that is my March challenge...try something new!  I did, and I loved it.


I have an April challenge completed, just need to shoot it.  What new thing did you try so far this month?  Planning anything??

Thanks for looking.
love and hugs to all
Riki

13 comments:

  1. What a great post full of beauties! The apron is beyond words with all that yummy lace! Those burlap pants are giving me an allergic reaction! I can't imagine wearing burlap. The jewelry pouch was great and I love all the stamping on it. Great shabby bow you added!
    Deb

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  2. Hey Sweet Girl! I'm trying to finish up my Round Top posts too. THANK YOU for showing that picture of Paris Montana's Burlap Pants. I LOVED them but, didn't get a shot of them. I think I had left my camera in the room that day. LOVED those pants but, can't imagine wearing such stinky/scratchy fabric.

    LOVE the pouch you made Diane. And I KNOW she loved it too. Just wanted to let you know that my daugher in law loves Elle so much she has talked my son into getting her one. They will be picking Sohpie up this weekend. She is a half sister to Elle (same Daddy). I'll send you photos. HUGS & LICKS to you & Maddie from Elle & I.
    Charlene

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  3. My new project is my Etsy Shop which is a whole peck of hard work, but fun and creative. Now just to start selling...I assume that’s the point?! ha ha.
    well sweet Riki...yur sewing skills are getting just as amazing as you jewelry
    designs. A st inchin hard worker u is. love your RT pics. me gotta go...got to.!

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  4. LOVE your apron....

    I borrowed some photos from you to do a post about YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you don't care!!!! HUGS!
    Charlene

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  5. Riki, I so enjoyed this post with all of your beautiful eye candy pictures. I have to say I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the apron by Karen. It is over-the-top gorgeous. I just love the vintage colors and lace - everything about it. Yes, I think it would be just perfect to wear to your shows.
    And oh my the pouch you sewed for Diane is so beautiful - so fun to try something new. And to think it was full of rhinestone treasures *sigh* I just know she loved it!

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  6. Where to begin..so many beautiful treasures to drool over..I enjoyed each and every one!!The pouch you made is simply divine lady..Divine!!Diane is going to love it!!Hugs,Cat

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  7. Okay Lady R,

    I now have a huge case of the lust and envies!!! Your apron is truly to die for you are a very lucky girl! But then so is Karen because to have a wonderful piece of your incredible jewelry would be awesome! :)

    Oh I so lovin the the pouch you created Lady Dy!! Magnificent!! You know burlap is a lot like jute wash it a time or two and it becomes a lovely soft fabric.

    Pattie ;)
    Mazatlan Mx.

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  8. I would like to show you my shop at http://ikatijewellery.pl/ :) I hope it looks nice. Waiting for opinions, Best Regards.

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  9. All of your posts about Texas are AMAZING!!! I want to go so bad! Loving the treasures you brought back too!!!
    XO,
    Lisa

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  10. SO much beautiful eye candy I love it all.

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  11. Great post Riki,
    the burlap pants...not so much and only $1200 for the chateliane? surprised you didn't snatch that one up. LOL. ohh those puppies just melt my heart. Such a sweet gift for your GF, no doubt she loved it!
    hugs Lynn

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