Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Not long ago, I found myself browsing in a book store, and stumbled upon this sweet book featuring 11 1/2 inch dolls (not Barbie) modelling couture fashions made from hankies. I was immediately smitten. Not only are the pictures and fashions wonderful, but the writing of the text is, too.
The author, Marsha Greenberg, has a way with words - clever, proper, catchy.
You might enjoy this book synopsis I found on the web:What is Hankie Couture?
Whether it's a floral sundress that fans out as it twirls, an apron dress with a scalloped border, or a neatly pin-tucked linen dress with pearl buttons, the book encompasses a seemingly infinite variety of exquisite dresses. Neither crafters nor doll collectors have ever seen a book like this, making Hankie Couture a uniquely irresistible challenge to crafters. And with its beautiful design and kitschy lifestyle advice, this makes a great gift book."
(Or a great calendar --- maybe on half-priced sale as we're nearly into the third month of the year?)
Too bad my Barbie/Project Runway challenge is past. I so would have been making her
challenges out of hankies! (By the way, I am rooting for Mondo to win P.R.A.S. currently underway)