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michelewoodford
Bay Area California
Designer, wife, mother, exploration of ideas and culture is my thing.
Interests: music, knitting, film, design, writing, sewing, crochet, illustration, art and costume history, and design of all sorts!
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Thank you wedding lovely! Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
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Lovely Italian tulle veil and silk satin 1950's inspired dress....great collaboration! Thank you Maya for working with if an hour..... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
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Aug 6, 2016
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Vintage glass buttons, silk under slip, pale sage silk lining, and cotton embroidered netting. http://www.iammomentproductions.com/portfolio/chris-alinas-wedding-highlight/ Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2016 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
Yum! I've made green tea cookies with matcha but now I'll have to try these little green delights!
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2016 on Matcha No-Bake Cheesecakes at A Beautiful Mess
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Jul 15, 2016
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Sneak peek....(sshhhhh)...the wedding is happening right now in Sonoma, CA. After scoring an amazing vintage French tablecloth and antique silk tulle yardage, this EcoWise bride had the insight to add Peace Silk and a 50's flair. All I had to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
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May 22, 2014
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Help keep the victims of Hurricane Sandy warm this winter. Get those hooks and needles working and follow the links below to learn how to help: Craftalong for Sandy Relief Handmade Relief for Hurricane Sandy Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2012 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
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Nov 10, 2012
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Oct 6, 2012
Just catching up on what happened. So sorry you had to go through this. Yes, I have also experienced this past year a certain small company becoming and acting too big.
Toggle Commented Oct 4, 2012 on I am so upset. at Elsa Mora
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Here are some sneak peak snaps of the fitting and sewing process for a 1930s style wedding gown: Super minimal......but wait, the skirt is the focus.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2012 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
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Availalble on etsy.com Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2012 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
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I get my best ideas from my clients. A bride challenged me to create a vintage style headband with rhinestones and pearls, the progress! fresh water pearls, rhinestones, sterling silver components, glass beads.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2012 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
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I first encountered Claire McCardell in the basement of the Metropolitan Mueseum of Art's Costume Institute in the 1970's. Before the internet, before style.com, there was hands on research. My class entered a stark climate controlled room with a couple... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2012 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
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Inspired by my latest trip to NYC, use your favorite places for wedding colors. In this case, the ceiling of Grand Central Station Dusty Turquoise, Marble White, Antique Gold, & Steel Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2012 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
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Jun 6, 2012
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Jun 6, 2012
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Jun 6, 2012
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Jun 6, 2012
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Hair pieces, garters..... Pin It Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2012 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
You are amazing! Do you have 8 arms? I can't get that much done like you! Thank you for being such an inspiration!!
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As wedding season approaches I wanted to share original sketches with their outcome: Some great new photos from www.mikemilne.com Although deceptively simple at first glance, this dress is made with a venise lace overlayer with an amazing scalloped hem. Hand... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2012 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford
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Just finished! Vintage style beaded headband.... Hand beaded with love, but really...lots of patience . Ah, just adore the real materials, and double stitched, so no loose ends or wayward beads. Plastic and glue be gone. Dipping into my stash... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2012 at if an hour... by Michele Woodford