Thursday, November 18, 2010

For the sewing/fashion/picture lovers.. this is for you!

WARNING: This post contains A LOT of super amazing pictures. 
If you're not in the picture mood, this post may not be for you.
If you arrrrrreeeeee......
Brace yourself.

Do you have any talented friends?! Don't you just wanna brag on them sometimes? Especially if you know the blog world will appreciate them! 

Well you see, there's this girl and her name is Valerie. She pretty much is awesome, but x10. 
No, x100.
((as some of you know, she made my oh-so-perfect birthday dress))
Yesterday she posted her latest sewing creation and I just HAD to share it with you all! 

She's lovely right?! And so is that dress. Holy smokes.
Check out some of her other pieces of art.
{PS, trying to narrow done her threads is tough when you like them all, so I just randomly picked}

Did you just love them?!?!
Well, that's not all! 

Not only does Valerie make great clothes for herself, she SHARES the love with her friends too! Even over halfway across the country.
((Did I mention she lives in NYC? No. Well, she does)).

Like I said before, she made my birthday dress:


My apologizes for the sucky-o-la picture/posing quality readers & Val. You both deserve better. 

She also made Kendra's wedding dress this summer:
Doesn't Ken make a gorgeous bride?! 
Gorgeous bride+gorgeous dress=
SO GORGEOUS.

Recently, she has been working with Kendra and other aspiring sewers {errr, seamstresses(?)... Whatev} on sewing lessons. 
Check out the girls aprons they made via Skype.
Adorable, right?! 
Kendra is becoming quite the sewing pro as well.  

Oh, and I cannot leave out her husbands wonderful Halloween costume from 2009. Can you guess what movie he's from??

 Oh Valerie, I'm so glad we are friends! 
Thank you for being awesome. 
And readers, thank YOU(!) for being totally awesome as well. I don't think I've given you love today. 
love, love, love to all!

22 comments:

lindsay said...

thank you so much for sharing your the love. i will definitely be visiting valerie's lovely place to check out all of the beautiful things she is making.

obviously she does a great job :)

thank you for this post...ps that birthday dress is stunning on you ♥

Pia said...

I am so incredibly in love with the dress in the first few pictures!! I want that dress!
Amazing that she's making all these herself!

ty said...

I. WANT.

Brooke said...

she's amazing at what she does! Great pictures :D

vintch said...

what fun to have such a talented friend! that birthday dress is FABULOUS! The back is awesome:)I'll defintely be checking out some more of her goodies!

Valerie said...

miss samantha, you are SO sweet! your birthday dress is still one of my favorite things i've ever made, and you look SASSY in it, for sure! really, i feel so flattered (and thanks, commenters, for the compliments as well!). makes me want to quit my job and sew all day long, honestly :)

Kendra said...

Val is SUCH a great talent and a wonderful teacher as well. We have another project cooking up in the next couple weeks. I'm really excited about it.

Aren't her clothes amazing? I say "I want one too" about every time she makes a new post. Of course my wedding dress was the most special gift.

Kendra said...

and thank you for the kind words :)

e.day said...

ummm i need that costume for halloween next year. for reals. and i need to go check out her blog now. thank you so much for sharing. your birthday dress is gorgey and this post is awesome.

Kasey Lynne said...

i LOVE those dresses. The first one is to DIE for...actually ALL of them are!!!

amanda said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm a new follower :)

and I love all those dresses! Your friend is so talented!

this free bird said...

Valerie's got some amazing skills. I would think lace would be difficult to deal with and your top dress is gorgeous (all, but espesh love that one).

Go Valerie!!

xo,
Carrie

Jessica said...

Holy moly, she's awesome! Those dresses are gorgeous!

Miss K said...

Your girl has MAD skills!!

thanks for your comments, glad to find your blogg- it's such a joy to read!

Amy said...

She is incredible! What a lucky girl you are to have a friend like her! Love love love the clothes & the post! Especially the aprons!

Allison said...

Wait- these are AMAZING! I wish I had a friend like that, and I DEFINITELY wish I had sewing skills that were half as crazy as hers! Props to Valerie on those amazing creations, and props to you for being such a sweet friend!

Marie said...

Wow, she is one talented lady!:D

... and your birthday dress? SEXY!:D Loving it on you!:D

***** Marie *****
allthingsmarie.com

Rachel said...

Hey...That's MY friend! Isn't she the best? Love her, her creations, and her photog skills :)

TupeloLove said...

Whoa, she is super talented! That's awesome!

Also, I gave you a blog award today, come check it out!

Tucker said...

your girl valerie is incredible!! that dress looks gorgeous on yall!

Tay Talk said...

The dress with the black lace....I may need it. So beautiful! And that costume! GENIUS!

Nuha Sofiyan said...

I am so jealous!! you're dress is INCREDIBLE! loveee it! xoxo