Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Katie's Art Bra - I'm a Proud Momma!

Here is my darling daughter, Katie's,  art bra she made for this year!  And of course she is in this photo too!  I am so proud of her for doing this in memory of her friend's mentor who lost her battle with this awful disease.  It means such a lot to me I think because she has never shown much interest in stitching of any kind but took the challenge and made this!  It has been a great time with the two of us discussing themes (obviously hers was fall), searching the stash and discussing options and techniques.  And yesterday was just one more step in this trip as we went to our local thrift store and stripped off one of their mannequins temporarily to dress it in the bra and take photos.  We heard some pretty fun comments as people walked by!
I don't think our mannequin was the right size so all the photos have one or us hiding behind and holding the bra closed!  More fun since I for one was not built to hide behind a tiny little mannequin!  lol
Here is a bit more detail - the side straps are all covered by silk autumn leaves and the top straps are encased in the most gorgeous ribbon.  The cups are crazy quilted and feature a piece of handmade embossed velvet.

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One more photo of the center detail - you can also see the embossed velvet in this one.  Okay, proud momma will put her photos away now and not make you look at any more!  lol  Guess I better get moving on mine though now!

13 comments:

Gerry Krueger said...

Both of you have every reason to be proud...Bra and daughter are both lovely.... She's lucky also to have a mama with such a well-stocked stash....

Gerry K.

CarolynPhi said...

Katie's bra is nearly as adorable as she is!!! What a big heart she has, and how remarkable that she has chosen this way of making a difference... This time it's personal, huh Mom... What a great kid!!!
Carolyn

Cathy said...

I'm impressed! Job well done.

Cathy L

Thelma said...

Awesome work! I love those colors, your daughter done a terrific job!

Anonymous said...

What fun! Did you take a photo of the studio area after you were all done going thru the stash?! Wonderful colors--this makes a beautiful brassiere! Lynn in SoCal

Karen said...

WOW! Be sure to tell her I think it looks great! You should be proud. I would be shouting from the rooftops if one of mine even picked up a needle!! LOL

Rose Anne B said...

Kerry, please pass on my CONGRATULATIONS to Katie, she did an awesome job and I think it would be an awesome bra to show off in public!!!

Wendy said...

Hi Kerry, you should be so proud of your daughter. She is lovely as well as the bra she made.

Faye said...

What wonderful colours she has chosen... Nice and bright and cheery. Please pass on my comments to her, she has done some awsome work...

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Kerry, your daughter did an awesome job of creating her first art bra. It is lovely. You have ever right to be very proud of her. Hugs Judy

Vickie said...

Kerry and Katie - wonderful job!
Thank you for using your creativity to support women. Thousands will see the exhibitions and be impressed by the caring we share through our creative gifts!

Wonderful to experience such joy you two shared during the process!

Jill said...

Katie did a great job, tell her she shows a real talent for cqing. Its a beautiful bra! You and Katie should be very proud!

Cathy K said...

Katie did an amazing job on this artbra! Fall is my favorite season, and I just adore the colors and textures she chose. WOWSERS is all I can say. Oh, and that it looks like a winner to me! Congrats! Hugs, Cathy