1.01.2008

Happy 2008!


I hope you all have had a fabulous Christmas break. It's been so relaxing around here that I'm a bit reticent to return to my busy life. It's kind of fun being lazy sometimes. At times, I muse at the idea of becoming a couch potato. But then an idea comes, and my desire to create banishes all attempts at being lazy.

Here's one such little project; a little girl shirt made from a patchwork of yellows and golds. I found the main leafy pattern at an old fabric store in Idaho, years ago. It's from the 60's I think. I found the buttons at a local antique store. I love the top wooden button with its two enlarged holes. The second button is a lovely flower shape, and the third is in a transparent yellow. I love buttons! It seems like so many clothes we buy today (even expensive ones from Anthropologie,) have the cheapest quality buttons. Old buttons had such exquisite detail and quality. Long live the old! And long live the new as we step into this coming year! May it be a productive and (not too lazy) year!

5 comments:

lynne said...

Melissa, that is so sweet! I love all of those sunny yellows. It makes me feel all cheery inside. And I agree about buttons! Mine are always popping off. What a pain.
xo

Alexandra said...

melissa, i had no idea the extent of your talent until i discovered your blog. i feel like you and lynne have been keeping a huge secret or something! anyway, i love that little outfit. where do you get all your ideas? you are so creative!

Ravenhill said...

This is really sweet! Happy new year to you!

Joslyn said...

wow...these clothes are beautiful...i'm also loving that sweet twirly skirt. do you sell them to less creative mama's??

fine little day said...

The shirt is lovely :)