Tuesday, October 27, 2015

35mm Color Piñata Photo Shoot

I scanned some of my color negatives from a photo shoot a few weeks ago. These are some of my favorites from the shoot, all the piñatas are handmade by myself as well as the clothes. Enjoy!

A special thanks to Sam, Emily and Caitlin for modeling.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Black and White 35mm Piñata Photo Shoot

I'm getting ready to do a piñata installation so I have been doing a few photo shoots. These below are 35mm black and white pictures that either myself of Kayleigh Montgomery took. Definitely check out Kayleigh's work sometime, she rules!
Also, all the models in these pictures are wearing garments that I made. Two birds, one stone. Enjoy, xoxo.

Photos by Kayleigh:
I am modeling holding an old woman emoji piñata I made and wearing a gathered dress made with vintage fabric.

Photos by me :

Caitlin is wearing a tulle skirt I made holding a flamingo piñata. 

Emily is wearing a two piece wrap dress I made holding a hot air balloon piñata. 

A special thanks to Kayleigh, Caitlin and Emily. I wanted to get some shots of these pinata's before the show and I couldn't do it with out these ladies. Stay tuned for the color film.

Becky Jane

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Molly Jean's Photo Shoot

A while back my sister Molly Jean did an amazing photo shoot of some of my friends wearing garments that I have made. There were so many good photos from this shoot, here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy xoxo.

A special thanks to all my models (in order of appearance) Meg, Iris, Judy and Sam. All of their garments were hand made by me with a majority of vintage fabric. Stay tuned for more photo shoots, and definitely check out Molly Jeans work!

Becky Jane

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Reuse, Renew, Recycle

Wow, it has been a long time since I have posted. The summer has flown by and I have been super busy participating in events, custom work, traveling and sewing new pieces. But I am going to try and get back into the swing of things and start blogging on a regular basis again.

So one thing I have been up to is making things out of scrap left over vintage fabric that I have from doing alterations at my job Venus on The Half Shell.

These are examples of garments I have shortened or altered in the past from the shop.

I can then take the left over fabric to make a baby dress. As you can see from the tunic I made in the top photo, I then used the hem to make a gathered 6 month old dress, as seen in the photo. Its great because a lot of vintage garments have details already done for you. In this case the cute lace ruffle. 

I am also able to use scraps for parts of a garment I am working on. In the photo below I used the left over fabric from the hem of a dress to make a waist band for a skirt. 

I also used scrap hem fabric for the skirt of this 18 month old dress below. 

Lastly, below I used again the scrap from a hem of a vintage dress to make this pillow. I then added pom-poms for some contrast. I have really been into pom-poms lately. 

Some people might think I am a hoarder with the amount of fabric scraps I keep. But I am determined to prove them wrong by showing all the things I make with scraps!
Stay tuned for more blog posts.

becky jane 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

CreateFest at the Farm

These last two weeks I have been running a kids camp with my cousin Lanie. I was in charge of the arts and crafts and she did yoga and story time. The kids varied in age from 5-9 years old. I think it is important to get kids to participate in hands on projects and that is what motivated me to do this camp. We named it CreateFest to emphasize that the kids would be doing a lot of D.I.Y projects and creating lots of arts and crafts. Here are some photos during the weeks.

we made spoon and fork people. simple. cute.fun.

I had the kids decorate lanterns they can hang in their bedrooms. 

My Aunt led them in an art lesson where they had a choice between painting a donkey, sunflower or chicken. This is week ones finished paintings. 

We made some of our snacks. I had the kids pick mint for our tea from my garden. 
Week one made cup-cake pinatas!

The kids were obsessed with mustaches. Here is a selfie of me and Sloane. 

Week ones tea party. We made vegan cupcakes and sun tea and all dressed up.  I got to explain to them wacky cake and a time when not everyone could afford to add eggs or milk to their desserts. 

we made farm animal masks.

these chicken masks were the cutest!

Popsicle crafts. also fun. easy. cute.

The kids got to feed baby cows!

Lanie was very mesmerizing during her story times. 

this was me at the end of the week. straight up laying down. 

Comfy, cozy truck rides.  
Story Time!!

making life size pinatas!

Red Rover, Red Rover!

we painted sheets and made a fort.

more utensil people :)

Week 2's finished paintings 

Tea party!

These kids were obsessed with uni-pigs 

They even made a uni-pig piñata! 

week 2's pinatas

I had them decorate bird houses and rocks!

There is so much more we did like make villages out of shoe boxes, have a pool party, farm walks, tractor rides, planting seeds, and more but I couldn't keep up with taking photos. It was such a fun experience but boy was I exhausted by the end of it. Lanie and I had a total of 23 kids. I really wanted to show these kids how much fun you could have by being outside, enjoying nature, and making your  own crafts. I think these kids had a great time, and that is a success for me.

Becky Jane