Sunday, November 25, 2012

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Bunny head pattern

I ordered this mustard ~ yellow ochre bunny patterned fabric yesterday and am thinking about ideas of what I'd like to do with it when it arrives. One idea is to create a custom backpack to hold my mini paintbox for outdoor painting...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New Mini Satchel Added to the Shop

Available here.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Sewing project of the week: Hooded Poncho w/ pocket

Inspired by this design on Pinterest!

Here is what it looks like over my safari jacket: 
I added some leather straps and brass buckles to tighten it up a bit and for some visual interest. It was very "Juan Valdez a la druid" before I added anything, it still kinda is. I think it has something to do with this color material, very burlap sack-ish. If you want to try this I recommend sticking to darker tones like in the inspiration piece.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Work Apron Completed!

(click photo to enlarge)

It was on my to-do list for months.  I guess all the elements needed time to get together. I used the zipper from the hoodie that I recycled into the leggings to make a double pocket in the front and a pair of suspenders that I purchased in Italy made out of a cellulose material that has both the appearance of a paper bag and strangely, leather. Unforch I made the pattern before the storm/pre-halloween candy chewfest 2012 and it is a little snug on the hips. With some leggings underneath I think I can ease a little of the stress off those poor red snaps. I think a few laps around the block could help too. Also, I am very happy to finally use the cute red riding hood ribbon trim designed by Rosa Pomar that I had stored away from a few years ago.

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Thursday, November 01, 2012

Contemporary Currents Exhibit Status

The group show will be rescheduled due to power outages and flooding in lower Manhattan. I will let everyone know the new dates as soon as things start to recover from Hurricane Sandy.