Saturday, September 24, 2011

French Dress Forms

I have this thing for French dress forms.
Knowing the forms were once used to help make and fit a new garment fills my heart with joy.
When I sew a new blouse or dress I use a form to attach the cut out pattern pieces. It seems to make the process much easier.
I usually don't follow the pattern, but use the form to piece the garment together.

The embellished forms are a piece of art.

Ayez un beau jour

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Romantic iron beds

My current love...Golden amber oatmeal hues and old iron beds!
  I must confess my admiration for old iron anything, but quite fond of an old iron bed.
They add a unique charm to any space.
This one inspired me to re-create the look in my chambre à coucher.

Getting there...
Do you own an old iron bed?

Ayez un beau jour

Sunday, September 11, 2011

concepteurs français

French designers from the past. Their unique style is passed on from one generation to the next. The designs they create have a nurtured quality as well as a uniqueness with a fastidious flair while simplicity remains in tact.
French designers like, Caroline Reboux and Coco Chanel continue to inspire young designers from around the world.

I enjoyed reading your  inspiration comments. My favorite was from Anne. Her inspiration comes from anything and everything as she sees beauty in all things!
I would imagine the designers of the past had the same thoughts.

Ayez un beau jour

Monday, September 5, 2011

considérer des idées

I've been searching old photos of France for inspiration idees for Bittersweet packaging and design. Funny how a beautiful picture such as the one above inspires different creative thoughts. The wisteria is stunning against the natural rock, wood and greenery.
A field blanketed with golden sunflowers in their natural state are a feast to the eye . The old stone home in the back somehow takes on a storybook appearance.

The sunflowers are flourishing on my side of the pond. I always think about picking fresh bouquets of the happy flower to bring indoors.
My mind also wonders to autumn weddings with fresh sunflower bouquets on every table of white linen.
Once again, inspiration is triggered by natures way . Some of my best idees have come from her.  
The air has taken on a crispy feeling of fall. You know the feeling. Cool mornings that require a light jacket during a morning walk. Or the smell of what's cooking for dinner gently lingers in the path ahead.

Where does your inspiration come from?

Ayez un beau jour

Jill 00