A Peek Inside the Love Anabelle World Headquarters

The new studio is taking shape and I am more than happy to give you a peek inside the World Headquarters of Love Anabelle. World Headquarters not really, just my little space where creation happens! The photos do not truly represent the studio, as most always there are designs being created and orders being processed, which in turn equals an organized MESS!
I decided to tidy up before I invited you for a visit, I hope you enjoy the photographs!

This sweet little spun cotton bird greets all who enter,


Vintage Millinery Supplies



The INBOX and OUTBOX within the studio.



Believe it or not, the vintage dress form has a hand in some of the designs, the dress form is often used in design processes and during photo shoots. If the dress form doesn’t cooperate, I just stick it with a pin, OUCH! After all that IS what a dress form is for!

An assortment of veils awaiting final touches. I like the way the light shows the various designs.

In the end, all designs receive the signature Love Anabelle label.

I hope you have enjoyed your peek inside the world of Love Anabelle, stay tuned for updates.


New Found LOVE

I just learned of the most wonderful tiny world of Dior Robe Miss Dior Haute Couture 1949.

I could not believe what my eyes were seeing, As I continued to research this amazing world of exquisite tiny treasures,
I could not believe what my eyes were seeing….

Here is a sampling of the beauty..

Maybe just maybe I will see if I can create my own rendition.




The Wedding Dress

The wedding dress, so much thought is given by the soon to be bride on just what exactly is the “perfect” wedding dress for that special day.

This lovely wedding dress is a true traditional lace wedding dress, with its empire waistline, a conservative high neckline and long sleeves. A simple but very tailored overall wedding dress. My mind wonders as to who the bride might have been that once choose to wear this lovely dress on that special day.

The Wedding Dress: A wedding dress or gown is the clothing worn by a bride during a wedding ceremony. Color, style and ceremonial importance of the gown can depend on the religion and culture of the wedding participants. In Western cultures, brides often choose a white wedding dress, by which was made popular by Queen Victoria in the 19th century.


A Little Peek at The Makery

I thought I would share with you a few photographs of The Makery.
The Makery was nestled along a wonderful little footpath just off our towns historic Fountain Square.

In the short five weeks the studio was open, years of memories were made by those who entered the front door. A variety of classes were taught from machine sewing, knitting, needlework, re-upholstery, jewelry, pottery, photography, painting and there was an emporium of goods from around the world. The local NBC television affiliate filmed there weekly version of “Pinterest” from the shop, both children and adults were discovering their creative side.


The water decided to make an appearance.

Looking back, The Makery was a wonderful adventure, even in its short five weeks of life. On the bright side the closing of The Makery, led me to launch Love Anabelle.

I have always believed something good can prevail from something bad and Love Anabelle is that something.

I’m so glad YOU are here!


Boxes Boxes and More Boxes

Moving for me is a lot like a birthday or Christmas, I never know what I am going to discover once the box is opened! This recent move has proven to be a bit my challenging for me. Last June, I opened The Makery, my towns first and only brick and mortar creative arts studio, only to have the old historic building flood only five weeks into the adventure. Needless to say, that was not the plan I had in mind when embarking on this exciting new adventure.
I thought I had managed to find new homes for most of the shops inventory, that is until I started packing the old studio space for our recent move. I’m the type of person who really doesn’t like to throw away something I “think” I might use in future projects. WELL…. it seems that I saved more than I thought, which is probably the very reason why I still do not have the new studio space completely together!

The new studio space is making progress and I like how things are settling in. I will share photographs with you soon.