Thursday, December 2, 2010

Marie style mirror

I am so in love with this mirror, I can't even believe I actually made it. It is constructed on a vintage mirror and would be so lovely on a fancy vanity. The colors just came together so well, and the free hand silk ribbon embroidery turned out way better than I thought it was going to. I used things from my stash to make this charmer, using vintage where I could. One thing I learned was how to use the rufflier on my sewing machine, my sewing machine scares me because it can do so much and I am not good with computers. But I figured out the rufflier and have been ruffling every thing from cloth, ribbon, to crepe paper, it works great.

This is a closer view, I am disappointed in the picture of the vintage rhinestone button I used, it is so shinny but the flash from the camera took all the shine away. It was so much fun making this mirror, and I am always inspired by the Marie Antoinette era, such opulence and over abundance but such beauty as well.

3 comments:

Marie Antionette said...

Merry Christmas Wanda,
This mirror is drop dead gorgeous. It takes my breath away.I still have my beautiful crown and wands and the shoe.I have them displayed in my newly beautiful redone craft room.Your work is awesome and gets better all the time.
May God bless,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Anonymous said...

WELL HOW FUN IS THIS WEBSITE WANDA...CHARMING, CHARMING, CHARMING! YOUR HEART SHOWS IT'S BEAUTIFUL SELF IN ALL YOU CREATE SIS. CRIS BETZ

Createology said...

Your CQ mirror is just stunning. How fun to learn how to ruffle on your machine. Looks like you have it mastered. Happy ruffling...