Friday, 31 July 2009

flowers from the attic

i had a dream i was diving deep underwater
and i could breathe.. there was kissing
and a castle deep in the sea.
when i woke up i put on my
flower tights.. well.. flower
tight? and went to buy
some more paint
brushes for the

Thursday, 30 July 2009

dollhouse day

today i found a dollhouse at my local thrift!
it was all brown so i am having to paint it.
i think i may use it as a little bookshelf?
maybe cover each room's ceiling with
fluffy clouds and then hang stars?

Monday, 27 July 2009

ace rip job

now thats an ace rip job.

simon just came in the room and said
"you smell nice what is it?"
i said "aveda."

then he said, "darth vader?"


now hes writing aveda to tell them
they should come out with a new
perfume called "darth avadar"
im totally going to get me some of that.

Sunday, 26 July 2009

ghosts are almost always tear-shaped

listening to silent stories from the ocean.
because they are silent, they will sound
different to you.. and to me.
we are icebergs... so much
of what is going on is
under the water..
so much is left

Friday, 24 July 2009

*we're all a-twitter.. you're our guest* towels

i read somewhere that people are like planets..
every time you meet someone you change
their orbit forever... like magnets we
send each other spinning.

as long as someone is
changing your life
you may as well
give them a
nice guest

i didnt know a-twitter was a word but i guess it is
if someone took the time to embroider it.

Thursday, 23 July 2009

titania and wings or the queen of flying away

wings make it possible to fly from nest to nest
i saw the look in your eyes - dark
so im not talking much now...
im painting stripes on bird legs
and putting polka dots on eggs.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

shes a ghost

you are right.. ghosts can be very very quiet
but that doesnt mean that they dont exist.
they are like love, sometimes
they dont make a sound.

here is a little ghost skirt i made
and wore it all the way over the
ocean back to england...
my customs officer said
"welcome." no ones
ever said that to
me before.

the skirt is made of vintage doll dresses.
first photo taken by the great kimi quirt

Sunday, 19 July 2009

a bird that knows underwater things

the swan is a bird that knows underwater things.
you can look at the surface long enough
but there is never any way to tell what
is going on under the water.
what dark fish are lurking?
what seaweed ribbons
are making archways
and we know


Tuesday, 14 July 2009

the smoke fairy

dusty powder

grey blue

wisp of


side view

most of these slips were dyed eons ago
with a powder blue dye.. and only just
now pulled out brushed off and torn
up to make a fairy skirt.. its a bit
too poofy but all the better for
dancing about? little wisps of
smoke dont linger very long.
they just up and away
sometimes and fast.

my cousin was here
with me this week
and now shes gone
back to wisconsin.
i miss her so much
because she hears
the fairies too.

Monday, 13 July 2009

little 70's flower romper

its so hot here we are eating ice
cream and sitting by the fan.

i just found out im going
to denton to sing a song
on the new midlake album!
i leave tomorrow and am
pleased as a lil peach.

ps. i found this little flower
romper at goodwill last week. yay.

Saturday, 11 July 2009

its the little things... weekend antique finds

little birds

bits of recycled fur and blossom clips

sequin hair combs

pink corset and 1900's very long slip

tiny purse for one dollar and REAL chanel earrings! just kidding.
they were one dollar too so im guessing they are (shhhh fake)

real victorian sunnies just like gary oldman right?
been looking for some like this forEVER!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

what would kira do?

dreamfast, fly, sing, be gentle
& take care of her little animal.

Monday, 6 July 2009

fairy skirts i made this week

fairy skirt # 1 "the peach fairy"

front view

fairy skirt # 2 "friend the girl"

friend the girl close up (i used the same type of sequins on
both skirts because it was so necessary to do so.

peach fairy is made of a vintage dressing gown and other lacy bits
the woman at the antique shop told me the lady that owned this
gown lived with her sisters until they were in their 90's.. none of
them ever got married.. and they kept eVERYTHING. subsequently
EVERYthing they owned is in the antique store! she asked me what
i was going to do with the things i bought.. i didnt have the heart
to tell her they were about to be ruthlessly shredded and combined.

back view

back view 2

friend the girl is made of a very old victorian looking
ralph lauren button up and other lacy bits.

little fairy friends side by side

these are mostly for unicorn riding,

but can be worn to parties in the woods,

or to the pond for firefly watching.

Saturday, 4 July 2009

the whole worlds heart

seeing as im in carolina
my dress dolly and i
have been dancing.
i should have some
really nice things
to show soon.

today we went to the grocery.
i got some sushi.
when we were checking out
the man packing the bags
noticed a little packet of
soy sauce had gotten
missed.. so he took
the time to look
through every
bag to make
sure he got
it in the

i thought that was really really sweet of him.
imagine if everyone took a little extra time
to make things lovely for someone else.
it would be like a little bit of baby
oil on the whole worlds heart.

Friday, 3 July 2009

3.1 phillip lim

* little sailors on boats
* the parade
* tap shoes
* ostrich plumes
* do you like black licorice?