Lisa Siever's Profile

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"Give a young girl who has good taste and sets little store on the fashion of the hour, some ribbon, gauze, muslin, and flowers, and she will make, without the aid of diamonds, lace and trinkets, a head-dress which will suit her a hundred times better than all the jewellery of Duchapt could do." by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) from his book “Emile”.

Well, maybe the aid of a few Swarovski montees and pearls! I haven't always done this, created custom Wedding Garters and Bridal Accessories. There was a time when my creativity came from making seasonal wreaths, accessorizing homes and creating wonderful chocolates! I didn't really care for pearls and laces and the whole sewing thing. It wasn't until my mother and I went to a fantastic ribbonwork class in a lovely home decor store in Long Beach, CA, that I developed a true love for vintage laces, buttons, brooches and French r…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 24
  • Joined August 11, 2011

Favorite materials

French Ribbons and Trims, Dupioni Silk, Velvet, Tulle, Swarovski, Vintage Jewelry, Wool felt, Vintage Buttons and Lace, Ribbon

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PiccadillyCottage
Custom Bridal Accessories & Cottage Chic...

About

"Give a young girl who has good taste and sets little store on the fashion of the hour, some ribbon, gauze, muslin, and flowers, and she will make, without the aid of diamonds, lace and trinkets, a head-dress which will suit her a hundred times better than all the jewellery of Duchapt could do." by Jean-Jacques Rousseau (28 June 1712 – 2 July 1778) from his book “Emile”.

Well, maybe the aid of a few Swarovski montees and pearls! I haven't always done this, created custom Wedding Garters and Bridal Accessories. There was a time when my creativity came from making seasonal wreaths, accessorizing homes and creating wonderful chocolates! I didn't really care for pearls and laces and the whole sewing thing. It wasn't until my mother and I went to a fantastic ribbonwork class in a lovely home decor store in Long Beach, CA, that I developed a true love for vintage laces, buttons, brooches and French ribbons. I was absolutely amazed at how one could manipulate ribbons and scrap vintage fabrics to form a lovely flower! U-gathers, straight ruching, gathering on the wire, all create a different look. And just as God intended no two are exactly alike! The folds that the ribbon make because of a stitch here and there, or because of a tuck and turn are all unique to each individual flower. My other big love is gardening! It is calming and quite satisfying; the perfect escape for me. So, I thought why not create a business that would incorporate my love of gardening and the new found, ongoing knowledge of ribbonwork? This is how Piccadilly Cottage came to fruition. I love the simpler more feminine time back in the 1920's where fashion included lovely ribbonwork flowers that adorned hats, blouses, shoes and hair accessories. I love the art of creating, anything, whether it be for a lovely hair accessory, cooking or baking it's something that brings family and friends close together! The smiles, the laughter the blunders all add up to wonderful memories and that to me is a big part of what life is all about.

I hope you enjoy my boutique.

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