Sunday, October 19, 2008

i posted a couple more items to my shop...more cholis! i have many of these teal-y turquoise blue ones. three in medium and two in small. i love the color, and thought it would sell very fast but they didn't.
i also put in a cranberry red one, and another of the burnt orange with the vintage sari detail on the sleeves. i love these, they are very comfortable! i have one in red and one in black with lace sleeves. these blue would be very nice with a peacock inspired costume, do you think? or maybe a mermaid!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fringe Belts

I had made these a while ago but never showed them here.
First one is my crochet white belt. This is a plus-size belt. Crochet with pearls on the middle.
Check it out @

Second belt is my Tribaret Fringe Belt with long green fringe. Dragons and glitter on the base.
It ties off with some soft satin ties.
Check it out @

More stuff from skirts, head pieces, etc @

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New Product - Organizational Tins

I have been busily bouncing around on this idea since this summer, and after working on some great blackwork designs over the past few months, I finally have my first tin out for purchase at this listing!

This project is the culmination of two things I really love, embroidery and organizational items. Blackwork is a distinctive embroidery technique that became popular in sixteenth century England for covering caps, gloves, sleeves, and bodices. Ever since I first learned about this technique, I have wanted to try it out. These small tin pieces are a great way to have some of this intricate work around for me to enjoy in an everyday practical way. I have always loved items that aid in organization and are stylish at the same time, and these tins will fit the bill. I was always sick of digging through my overly stuffed bag at dance performances trying to find my ugly plastic sandwich bag of pins, that ultimately did not get closed all the way and dumped all over my bag. I also love the oh so embarrassing "I can't find my bindi, oh wait, here it is stuck to my costume" situation.

Sticking with my need to make all things multipurpose, these tins can also be more versatile than just uses for a gig bag. It could also help to tame your purse or backpack of its organizational woes. Inside is a mirror for aiding in any contact replacement, bindi adjustment, or make-up touch up needs while at a dance function or when you are just out on the town. This tin is so small and versatile it could be slipped into a clutch purse when out on the town. The interior is also lined with black felt to show off any pretty bindi or jewelry pieces stored inside. I hope you all enjoy these. I really enjoyed developing and making this one. There will be more with other new designs to come in the future!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Purple Pants Anyone?

I am so excited and pleased to be able to offer these purple pants for sale. Purple is my personal favorite color, so it is always hard for me to part with any purple items, but I would like for these to go to a happy home. Plus, purple is one of the in colors for this fall and winter season! They were a joy to work with, and while I loved working with some new fabrics for the Jakarta line for my recent custom orders, I was happy to get back to saris. There is just something magical about the way the light plays on the fabric, and the colors it creates. The fabric also has great flow and drape to it. Yet, what is great and wonderful about these fabrics is also what is horrible about photographing them. I am never quite happy with the results of my amateur photography skills, and the pants require just the perfect conditions of full sun and zero air movement for me to be able to get them on film. Even when I do get some pictures that turn out, I feel that they miss the luster of the fabrics in most cases. So, here is my humble submission of my photography, modeling, and editing skills on display for you.

You can purchase this pair of pants in my Etsy Shop. I hope you stop in and see what is there for purchase. I have some other great fall and winter colors in and will be adding more pairs of pants soon!

Tassel Barrettes

Asian Tassel Barrette

Pirate Tassel Barrette

I've started making lots of different things for your head. I thought these were cool to use. I have more in mind but that will be
coming up ,hopefully, later this month.

Erika's Chiquis