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Feb 27, 2013

...cashmere roses...

uuuhhhmmmm ~ yes please!
hello dear readers!
i am so happy you are here:)
i'd like to show you a few pretties i have been making...
out of thrift store cashmere sweaters ~
you read that correctly 
secondhand cashmere sweaters!!
you know the ones ~
 usually when you find them,
they have moth holes in them
they have shrunk:(
what a shame.
i always think,
isn't there anything i can make with these?
oh! what to do?!?
some of you may recall my falalalala coat

my dear mom adored it,
but it was way tooo long for her
so for christmas this year,
i made her this one instead...
we found this wide collar wool coat at target (who knew?!)
LOVE the driftwood color!
and then,
well then,
i made a few of these beauties...
did i say a few?!
each cashmere rose is completely made by hand
 has a vintage rhinestone montee sewn to the center
and when she puts the wide collar up ~
i adore how it turned out
~ and,
so did she:)
bonus score,
 i was so delighted to find a mohair sweater
the same color as the coat
so i could make these matching arm warmers
from the sleeves...
...soft and warm
delicate and airy...
after the holidays,
crazy as it may seem ~
my creative muse was still in the cashmere rose mode
as lovely as those roses were,
they were much too small for what i had envisioned next
so ~
 i came up with these beauties...
i call them
 ~ cashmere cupcake roses ~
because they remind me of sugar flowers on a cake!
i combined techniques from my faux silk "vintage garden rose pins"
and my cashmere ones...
love, Love, LOVE how they turned out!!
this one is 
~ rosewater dream ~
it is a nude blush color
with just a hint of silver sparkle...
blush lace tail
it looks soooo romantic around your neck!
i made one for my mom for valentine's,
and as soon as i got it done,
one of my friends saw it and wanted one,
and then another...
and another!!
so i thought perhaps,
i had better share the love,
as maybe one of you may want one too...
~rosewater dream is reserved for dear Shannon's neck~ 
i currently have three two one available
not to worry if your heart desired one
as 4 more are on there way!
~ cherry blossom ~ sea lavender ~ unicorn ~ whispy sand ~
each one is $82+ $8u.s. shipping
each one measures approximately 68" long (including tails)
convo me if you'd like to purchase one 
and i can send you an invoice thru paypal.
all of them, have my signature
ozma of odds fabric label sewn to them
this next one is
~ first blush ~
with a white lace tail
~ first blush is reserved for dear Tanya's neck ~
with a blush lace tail
your choice.
first blush is a most lovely soft pink color...
like a rose bouquet neck adornment!
it is so hard to choose my favorite,
each time i finish one,
i exclaim
"oh, now this one is my favorite!"
and for you sisters of the sea,
here is
~la mer~
~la mer is reserved for dear Margaret's neck~ 
a heather grey with sea blue
this one also has just a touch of silver sparkle,
like the beautiful sea:)
soft grey jersey tails
sparkle, sparkle...
could you imagine strolling along the coast with this on?!?
a mermaid may flip out of the sea, and try to enchant you for it!!!
i hope you enjoyed viewing my cupcake rose gallery today:)
sharing this post with:
french country cottage's: feathered nest friday
common ground's: be inspired friday
my romantic home's: show and tell friday 
next time,
i will be sharing
 "an afternoon with snow angels"
until then,
here's to cashmere goodness!


  1. So amazing! Gorgeous! I would want to wear them every day!

    Marie @
    Lemondrop ViNtAge

    I am having a fabulous giveaway right here.

  2. Lovely, lovely, lovely, Rosemary, everything you touch is magical!
    Wonderful post! It is good to see you again.

  3. How beautiful. You do such fantastic work.

    Have a great day


  4. Wowwwwwwwwwww...amazing !! so beautiful !!...love Ria...xxx...

  5. Love, love, love this cashmere yumminess Rosemary! I can't get over your talent. Your Mom must absolutely adore her original fabulous coat. Target needs to give you a call to thank you for embellishing their coat so beautifully. And of course I love the seaside scarf so much. Ahhh, I can hear the waves now.....

  6. Absolutely amazing Rosemary. Every piece looks like a beautiful creation you would make!!!!

  7. Blissfully delicious. Your work is stunning. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  8. Wow, just wow.....Would you ever consider selling one rose as a brooch? I'm having a giveaway on my blog if you care to participate. I'm at ivorypumpkin.blogspot.com

  9. Oh my goodness, I mean wow!!!!! So lovely, all those lush colors, better and better as we went along. Oh am I glad you made those. I agree with Joane, one rose as a brooch would be so nice to have. Much love, Di

  10. Those scarves and your roses are absolutely DIVINE with a capital D!!! How enchanting! xo

  11. I love all your beautiful designs. Each one is so unique and original. The cashmere roses are such a elegant touch. So gorgeous!


  12. Stunning and beautiful..... to say the least.

  13. Oh my goodness, so very beautiful. All of it! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous creations.

    Jeanette @ Creating a Life

  14. I posted a comment and it disappeared... so aaaannyway... I was saying, YOU are incredible! That coat with the collar filled with flowers is absolutely amazing. You should copyright it before you see it on a Paris Runway! The scarves are BEAUTIFUL... your hands absolutely positively and undeniably,
    work magic!


  15. Absolutely gorgeous, all of your creations! I love making roses out of fabric but now I'm going to be looking for cashmere at the thrift store. I hope you are featured everywhere for your creativity! Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

  16. Oh my gosh, Rosemary....these are just beautiful!! Your magical creativity continues to astound me. You are just amazing, my friend! :)

    xoxo laurie

  17. WOW!
    Just ... WOW!

    These are so gorgeous.

  18. Oh my gosh!!! How absolutely gorgeous! I want one :)

  19. Dear those roses are just beautiful. I love all the colors and I am betting the textures are just wonderful too. Alaina

  20. Hi Rosemary
    I must say that they are just great :)
    and do not miss...


    it is FUN :)
    Håkan ( The Roseman)

  21. How beautiful! Do you still have any available? I'd love to get one.


  22. oh my goodness, these are beyond fabulous, Rosemary!!!

  23. Absolutely incredibly beautiful Rosemary!! Wow!! Love!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!!

  24. So so nice ! Want one in pink !!!
    xoxo from PARIS

  25. Lovely, soft and feminine. Have you thought about selling the pattern?


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