Today’s post is a bit difficult for me and it comes with a heavy heart. The lovely Kristi Badger, someone who I only met virtually via this blog through her comments and most recently some emails, passed away on Wednesday. She was battling four types of cancer and the last email I had with her was about a month ago after I posted about Robin Hoods, the company that began a Kickstarter campaign to fund a line of headwear for women with hair hardships. We planned to have a Robin Hood head cover get sent her way.
I’ve been struggling the past few days because I wish I had gotten this up sooner for her to see it. I was hoping that I’d get to see a photo of her in her Robin Hood and feature that along with her creations and all the info on her inspirational cancer blog she started. It’s one of those moments that play over and over in your mind and it’s been incredibly difficult for me to sit with it. I will say that when I started this blog, I had no idea how the amazing community of readers would touch me so much. Not only am I inspired by your creativity, I am inspired by you as human beings.
Today’s post is a celebration of Kristi. She was the epitome of brave and you can read all about her cancer journey here - kstar76.blogspot.com. This came from one of our last emails and I thought I’d leave you with it before I post both of her remakes that came directly from her blog.
“I have found great joy and happiness in your blog over the years. I also have made two “new dresses,” myself. They can be found in older posts on THIS BLOG I had started right before I was diagnosed back in April of 2011. Feel free to share the pictures on your blog if you like. That green silhouette dress I love.”
Here are Kristi’s creations…
I was so excited about this, I just had to share!
I got a little shout out in this month’s (June issue) Glamour Magazine with Pink on the cover!! It’s filled with tons of cool DIY tips and projects…
…and Cindi Leive, the editor-in-chief, called me a “revolutionary DIY-er.” WHAT?!?! That made me gasp for air, totally blush, and get super giggly when I was reading it at Barnes & Noble. I snagged a handful of copies and made my way to the register so I could continue my giggle moments at home.
It’s on page 28 if anyone has a subscription or snagged a copy from their dentist’s office, and I have to say it’s an issue that you will get totally inspired reading – lots of amazing women are featured and I’m beyond ecstatic to be included in such fierce company!
I feel like I’m having my lace stage at the moment. I’ve gotten my hands on a bunch of lacy pieces recently that are making me vurry, vurry happy. This one might just take the cake!
I mean, it’s all lace!! I’m not into the excessive collar and it obviously needs something to be worn underneath…
…however I’ve got a serious crush on it.
I’m always a sucker for sequins, so this dress literally jumped into my hands! (OK, not literally, but you catch my drift…)
The colors were awesome, but I just couldn’t wear this dress as is – even the amount of pattern/sequin/beaded trim is a little too much for me!
I’m going to work some magic to make this something totally wearable!!
So I featured Marissa just last month when she made a fab peplum top/skirt out of an old pink and white polka dotted dress (click here for a refresher) and we’re seeing her again because this remake is tied into Mother’s Day!
My mother, sister, and I were all able to enjoy Mother’s Day together, just the three of us, which hardly ever happens any more. We spent the whole day doing girly things, like shopping and crafting! While at Goodwill I found this dress with a vibrant floral print and great skirt detail. However, it was a little too busy and a little too roomy in the top for my taste. I saw a lot of potential in the bottom portion of the dress…
…so I decided to buy it for a re-do!
Let’s see what Marissa makes from this dress!