March 6, 2008


Filed under: random stuff, sewing — Tags: , , , , , — Lady M Quilts @ 5:28 pm

The apron is done.  The AB bag has been shelved.  It just wasn’t coming together the way I saw it in my mind.  The brown corduroy top panel was too casual and the beads too small.  It needs something more dressy, more fancy.  A good excuse to head to my local bead and fabric stores, right?

So I decided to make some more hairsticks instead.  I really like how these turned out.  I hope someone else does, too!  I’d planned to list these at Etsy, but wanted to give them a tour of Retro Femme first.

Tomorrow we’ll be doing a big house-cleaning before my dad & his wife come on Saturday.  Sewing wise, I’ll be finishing up my friend’s jumpers.  I know she will be so happy to get them at church on Sunday.

February 26, 2008

a pretty everyday hairstick?

Filed under: ideas — Tags: , , , , , — Lady M Quilts @ 1:31 pm

I have really long hair…it is around hip length, and since I’m nearly six feet tall, that’s a lot of hair.  I wear my hair up during the day and I prefer to use a hairstick to anchor my twist or bun.  I can almost always get the entire length wrapped up and secured with a single hairstick in about ten seconds.  I don’t wear much jewerly, so I think of my hairsticks the way some women think about earrings.   I want them to compliment my clothing and general style.

The problem is most hairsticks are either very plain or very fancy.  Nothing wrong with that!  It’s just that most days I want something in the middle:  pretty, elegant, simple, classy.  So I made some and I’m thinking of listing them in my Etsy store.

What do you think????? Please leave a comment. 🙂

(still playing with my camera and light box, seeing what I can do)

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