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Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations is now Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™. Since I've been on this creative journey for over 17 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mixed-Media Crafty Couture Gowns - Elegance at CHA

CHA challenged designers to submit their ideas for a mixed-media Crafty Couture gown for display at the Craft Fusion Center at CHA.   The chosen participants all put countless hours of effort into their artistic creations.   Here is a look at some of these unique gowns - which incorporated so many amazing things - craft foam, feathers, die cuts, wire, clay, photographs, plastic grocery bags, art journaling, canvas, ribbons, book pages, paper towels, dryer sheets, paints, crystals, felt, velvet, glitter, satin, organza, denim, copper metal, scrapbook papers, working lights and even scissors.   I would like to personally thank Makin's Clay, EarthSafe Finishes, Darice, Blumenthal Lansing, Tulip, and National Non-Woven for their support of my design. The fan favorite was an amazing art journaling gown by Julie Fei-Fan Balzar.  This special presentation was a feast for the eyes and I am proud to have been a part of it.


  1. Countless hours is right. Whew! But sooo much fun! :) Thanks for posting about the Crafty Couture event. I was blown away by all of the talent in that one little area of the show floor. I'm only sorry I didn't get to connect with you while I was there.


  2. Cindi, your dress was amazing. Loved seeing your upscale denim