Thursday, September 1, 2011

Getting Dressed

Today I decided to "dress" Holly Golightly and place her on my Breakfast at Tiffany's block. And I found myself needing to go to my package of little felt balls for assistance...


These felt balls are a great resource to have in your stash. I've used them many times before...I used black ones as the centers of all those Black-eyed Susans I made in the Spring.


I used them to make tiny mushroom caps for my Alice in Wonderland block.


And today, I'm using them again to give Audrey a bit of a bosom...


You can find lots of vendors selling them on Etsy. My assortment came from Woolly Fabulous...I love all the colors and the different sizes she offers in one package...plus her felt work is absolutely fabulous...just like her name says.

Anyhoo, after giving Audrey some boobs...It was time for some lipstick...


My Mom used to always tell my sister and I to "put on some lipstick."

I've never been very good about wearing it...plus, I'm forever forgetting I have it on...It only took one time to get on my needlework before I quit wearing it altogether. So if you see me with lipstick, somebody must be getting married!

That being said, it does give a girl a more finished look when she's dressed up...which Holly Golightly almost always is...


Oh, and her sunglasses...

I was lucky to find a fake patent leather fabric to use for them. The sunglasses worn by Audrey Hepburn in the movie were Ray-Ban Wayfarers...the same ones Tom Cruise wore in Risky Business...I suppose that makes them classic.

I love what Jack Nicholson says about sunglasses...

With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60.

Maybe I should buy some sunglasses...

As for Audrey's hair and jewelry, that's going to have to wait.

In the pics it looks like she's wearing a shower cap...


That's because I haven't quite figured out how to do the hair yet.

I think I might try building a wig separately on crinoline and attaching it.

And the jewelry? Well, that's the fun part and I won't let myself do the fun part until I get through the tough stuff.

Which, at the moment, is those 10 more petals...and the hair...

TTFN.

27 comments:

gracie said...

looking good....

Marty52 said...

Love the sunglasses and boobage... adds great dimension so she doesn't recede too far into the background. Can't wait for the chandelier.

Sandi said...

I have been following your work on this piece and am simply amazed. You are truly an artist.

Carol said...

Every little stitch is so thought out. You have such a fabulous way of plotting your course mingling in your research. I really enjoy your creative process. I think there is a little mouse running the maze of your brain. ~lol~ wouldn't THAT vision make a great art quilt!!

DJ said...

What a talent you have! Just when I think you MUST have put on the final touches, you place something even more intriguing on there. I love what you did with the pom poms...maybe I SHOULD have them on hand for days when I feel I need a little boost...do you think they make them that big? ROTFL

Teresa said...

I am always amazed at your work. Can't wait to see more.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Robbie said...

this piece is amazing and I can't wait to see it 'whole'!

Jennifer M. said...

Hi!
I am a new follower and found your blog through another blog. I'm so glad I found your blog. Your work is beautiful and so dainty like. I love it!

Jen

Suztats said...

Enjoying the whole process and loving it!

Ingrid Mida said...

Each time you write about this piece, I'm just itching to see the whole thing. When, when, when will you reveal it in its glorious entirety?

Gerry Krueger said...

Oh I would definitely go for the hat as the most fun..... I love all the large brim things she wore.. Are you sure those colored things aren't M&Ms... Ger

Judy S. said...

I've been secretly wondering about Holly; glad to see her make the scene! Lookin' great!

MosaicMagpie said...

How great does she look! I was so surprised as I scrolled down. The sunglasses are a great touch! Oh what fun this piece is!!
Deb

wendy said...

Your work is BEAUTIFUL!!!I love the sunglasses!

Createology said...

Holly Golightly is truly coming to life. I love the details you are adding that give her such dimension. Happy stitching...
Safe Labor Holiday Weekend...

black bear cabin said...

that is coming along beautifully! i love it :) i also had to laugh at your mom, as my mom is always saying the same thing, "you need a little lipstick!" heheheh

Sandie said...

Gosh you have a gift there!
Can't wait to see the finished article!

Sandie xx

Wendy said...

I love your posts on the Breakfast at Tiffany's piece - I can't wait to see the finished item. Holly looks wonderful, you are so incredibly talented!

Rachel said...

Delightful - and Holly is already looking really good!

Maureen said...

Super work Susan! So if you buy sunglasses is it because you want to look like Jack Nicholson?

Dees said...

hihi... love the comment about the lipstick. I quit wearing after I got a baby. Didn't want to smear it al over her every time I hugged her. So indeed.. if you see me wearing lipstick, there must be a party in town.

Miriam said...

Holly is looking very glamorous!

Beautiful work!

Nancy said...

Looking gorgeous!

Elmsley Rose said...

Just the right size boobage for a figure like hers! Excellent.

Jane of Chilly Hollow is the best expert I know on hair.

underatopazsky said...

This is coming together beautifully. Looking forward to see how you decide to do the hair. The monochrome palette against the Tiffany turquoise is a fabulous colour combination.

Laura Bray said...

I just found your blog via Craft Gossip. How lovely and inspirational.

Elizabeth said...

You are one chica that does not need sunglasses for a distraction!!!! Holly would not be complete without her Ray Bans though!! Simply marvelous darling and I love how you accomplished her boobs!! You are brilliant!!!!
Big Hugs!

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