Wednesday, October 30, 2013

New Bobby Pin Design

So, Helen has been serving an awful lot of masters, lately, and is very distracted. On the one hand, it's great to be needed and active! On the other hand, it can be pretty stressful, what with the Problems Helen and her colleagues are dealing with.

Anyhoo, I wanted to show you Helen's fun new bobby pin design. Take a look!

Aren't they cute? We are unsure of the fiber content, as Helen got this bright pink chiffon remnant from longtime dressmaker Susie F, but it might be silk. It sure works well with this petal shape. Helen used vintage faux pearls for the centers. Buy 'em here . We're thinking about what other fabrics and colors Helen can use for this design.....maybe they would be good bridal hair accessories.

In other news, our friend Joana now has a fabulous licensing agreement for some of her work! Some of her whimsical fashion illustrations now adorn phone and iPad cases. Check 'em out here .

Lastly, Helen now has a new place to sell some of her wares. Third Coast Style is a beautiful new store in Milwaukee's fashion district. Here are some of Helen's new Christmas-y silk pendants, which will be in the store starting mid-November....

Note the blood trillium in the upper right corner. OK, so gotta go. Helen has a lot of work to do, and I'm working on staying warm.


  1. Hi Helen,

    Thanks so much for the "plug" and link! By the way, your new Christmas-y silk pendants are beautiful! And when I looked at them ornaments immediately also came to mind. Maybe a new product direction?

    XOX - Joana

  2. Hi Joana, I have been thinking about Christmas ornaments. The first time I made a Yorkshire rose, it was intended as a wall or Christmas tree ornament......that's what the buyer requested. I do have one thing that looks vaguely poinsettia-like. Something like that might work. Probably won't have time for that sort of thing this year, but maybe next year!