Thursday, May 1, 2008

Swashbuckler's Soiree 2008

Welcome to The 2008 Swashbuckler's Soiree

Hosted by Donna O'Brien Creator of The Ribbon Crowned, the first On-line Party I have been invited to and I hope there's more in the future!

All my designs are my very own and were conjured up late in the evenings.....My inspirations came from my tea stained crepe and it all flowed from there...Literally! The crepe dress and the tea stained petticoat are gathered together and beautifully wrapped with a crossed stitch corset and naval buttons and tied with a gold satin ribbon. The Sword is covered with fine German Glass glitter and then naval buttons embellish the handle. Glittered Glass Ships! Her gallant dress is then beautifully protected with a giant shell bustier and generously covered with hand creped flowers, dusted shells,jewels, and tea stained ruffle. Her hat is ever so poised with feathers, chandelier crystals and such! The scepter speaks for itself. And Booty....She 's got booty, a whole lot of it!

I hope you all enjoy my crepe creations and feel free to leave me a comment or two, I love reading how my work transcends into other's lives and stirs their emotions.

Thank you For stopping by and enjoy the rest of your evening at the Swashbuckler's Soiree! To view other artist's work this evening please navigate to

Thank You and have a Safe Journey!

Famous Woman Pirates

Anne Bonny (1719-1720) Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Mary Read - Famous English Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Lady Killigrew (1530-1570)
Grace O’Malley - Famous Irish woman pirate who commanded three galleys and 200 men
Mrs. Peter Lambert of Aldeburgh, Suffolk
Jacquotte Delahaye - Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Anne Dieu-le-veut - Female Pirate of the Caribbean
Charlotte de Berry - Woman pirate
Mrs Ching - Chinese wife of a pirate who turned to Piracy after his death
Mary Crickett (or Crichett) was a female pirate who was hung


Alberta & Ava said...

ooooooo.....I wanted to go to the party so badly, but I was utterly devoid of inspiration, although I love pirates (especially Johnny/Jack. You're sure to be the belle of the ball. She is just exquisite.

KarenHarveyCox said...

What a magnificent creation. This is so lovely, you are very talented. Karen

She'sSewPretty said...

Wow! Those dresses are wonderful! I love the way you used the shell!

Ottilias Veranda said...

Lovely creations! Makes me wanna wear one of those!


BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Oh my goodness! This is a fabulous post! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE your crepe paper creations! The music is perfect, too! If you'd like to email me at stitchintyme9 @ aol, I will see if I can add you to the swap. I did close it, but I think I can add one more as the number became lopsided. =)

Christine LeFever said...

Oooohhhh scary and beautiful all at once! The music is perfect for the occasion, and the list of our sisters is exceptionally helpful in our need to conjure their personas for the duration of this wonderful soiree`!


Christine LeFever said...

Having sipped more than me share o' the rum, I fergot to tell ye how much I luv yer beeyootiful crepe creation! It makes me swoon!


Fete et Fleur said...

I'm stunned. I'm a total paper art nut. I love paper!! Your creations are beautiful. Crepe paper is my very favorite paper to work with as you can see from my shoe creations.

xx Nancy

Christie said...


Du Buh Du Designs said...

I love the corset(S)! Just beautiful..and her escort is rather dashing too!~Christine

Melissa Valeriote said...

What a party dress! A glorious creation indeed!!

Mo'a said...

Oh!!!dear me, I think I am under dressed. Lovely creations...the list of female pirates is very interesting.
Nice to meet you.

rochambeau said...

Breathtaking! Your work is impeccable and gorgeous! Loved seeing it. Bravo!
Happy Swashbuckler's Soiree!
Have fun today.

Donna O'Brien said...

For the next party, I want to shop in your closet!! You look stunning in your costume with the salt air blowing through your hair!! This day should never end!! (well, if it ends with J, that's okay!)

Sylvia Anderson said...

I love your beautiful crepe creation!! Very fitting for the soiree!!

Dorian Fletcher said...

Wow...I am stunned - or as a pirate might say, "gob-stopped"! Beautiful - and a glittered sword to boot!

faerie enchantment said...

OMG, Does the Soiree get better than this Miss Ann-Denise or shall I say Lady Regal Ann-Denise of the Swashbuckling Soiree!
This piece is absolutely divine and gorgeous!
Glad I came by, I'm smiling ear to ear!

fated follies studio said...

i absolutely love your creations. they are simply beautiful and so much fun for this soiree! enjoy your weekend!


Nancy said...

How gorgeous! Your dresses are simply beautiful...

Have a great day!

Once Upon A Notion said...

Amazing Creations! I love all the frills, and the corset. Truly gorgeous!

windycorner said...

Fabulous creation! Everything is just magnificent and so well done.

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Stunning. Brings out the girly-girl in every female pirate. And no better scepter could be had! Or sword, for that matter! Truly the belle of the ball, after Mistress Donna of course ;- )

Magpie Sue

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous corset! If only I could have worn that dress to the soiree! Jack would've had a hard time ignoring me!!!

Mya said...

Love your creations. I didn't know there were so many female pirates.

bluemuf said...

Your creations are fantastic. Everything is so beautiful


Anonymous said...

Thank you for visiting..did not know thee was so much history right in my own backyard! Aye!

curious and curiouser... said...

your dresses are gorgeous... and I LOVE the music on your page - it sounds so pirate-y :) What is it?... I'd love to download that onto my ipod...
and I enjoyed learning about the famous female pirates - a wonderful 'fun facts'!

rebecca woodward said...

Amazing! I could look at this for hours! The detail and complexity enthralls me. You have talent!

my soirre creations

Paper Cat Designs said...

Oh my goodness! Those little corset dresses are just divine! You are are very talented with the crepe paper.