Thursday, March 26, 2009


Just finished up a custom dress for someone...

which was based off of this one custom made for someone else last year...

which was based off of an original design of mine created as part of a small collection a couple yrs. ago:

(and that's now with its happy owner somewhere between Paris and Switzerland :-D )

The other pieces from that collection can be seen here and here.

Many times others have the ideas. I just bring 'em to life.


In all my recent fogginess and attempts to pull myself together over here, I've neglected to acknowledge some recent (and not so recent :-/) blog awards that were passed on to me from 4 wonderful people.

First there was the proximity award given by Needles, Fabric and Thread.

Then there was the sisterhood award from my fellow seamstress SewUpTight.

Next, my blogger friend Jasmina all the way in Slovenia (didn't know I could rhyme, did ya??) gave me this lovely award:

And finally, non other than the talented and inspirational Brooke over at Jewelry RockStar gave me the inspiring blogger award:

Thank you all so very much. I appreciate you collectively and individualy for so many reasons. :-)


It's storming, and I've never been too fond of lightning. So, before I run off to hide under the covers, here's the gift of music: Herbie Hancock and Norah Jones with a Joni Mitchell rendition.



High Desert Diva said...

Congrats on the awards!

Love all the versions of that dress, especially the brown one.

Ms. Bar B: said...

Congrats! I am sure that the new owner of that piece is gonna be very happy.

A Cuban In London said...

I loved the sequence, taking us back to the beginning! And you deserved those awards, too!

SO, you dig Herbie, uh? He's a chamaleon, even if not everyone appreciates it.

Greetings from London.

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

Gorgeous dresses. All of them. You are so very talented girl. I would love to see you Project Runway.

Anonymous said...

Hi Fly Tie :),

it's been raining here the whole day.Sometimes rain is just what one needs to relax and think.Even if under the blankets hiding from the lightning ;).
That's nice,to hear that your dress is now in Europe.You must be so proud.And,it's a beautiful dress.I like most the first one - the military green/gray one.It's definitly something I'd wear.
You really look very nice :)!

Thanks for the music,just right for such a weather.

Marian said...

congrats on the awards honey!the custom piece looks very pretty.just to let you know,my blog link has changed. I can now be found at and my blog name is Marian Kihogo

fly tie said...

thanks, all! :-)

@ cuban--yes! herbie hancock is def. one of my favorite musicians. a live performance i'll never forget.

@ jasmina--thank you. :-) i do looove the rain. but could certainly do without the lightning. but i accept mother nature in all her wonderment.

@ marian--i've got you linked up! thanks for letting me know.

@ renee--i don't know about that project runway stuff, ha ha!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

These dresses are perfect for travel. Style and comfort!