Spring Soiree

Hip Stitch is having their Spring Soiree today. Drop by anytime from 10 to 6 and check out local craftsters’ wares. I’ll meet you there in about an hour!

May 2, 2009 at 9:23 am 1 comment

Collaboration, baby!

Momtastic and I are teaming up to create a line of outfits and co-ordinating bags for tweens. I made a sample of a bag in a style I’m thinking of using for the line. (Line is as yet un-named. We’re still thinking!)

I’m calling this the “Kali” bag style…for now, at least.

Kali

Kali

Kali lining

Kali lining

Kali bottom closeup

Kali bottom closeup

Pattern: my own design
Fabric: Alexander Henry and Kaffe Fassett and some random fuschia stuff from Jo Ann’s
Music to sew by: The Decemberists newest album, last track (My Fave!)

PS-I have no idea why the second pic is larger than the rest…I resized them all and messed with code…but alas, I’m not savvy enough to fix it. Just deal, okay?

May 1, 2009 at 6:22 pm 2 comments

Sewing music

What do you listen to while you sew? Or maybe you like silence?

Lately, I’ve been stuck in a retro mode. Okay, honestly, I’m always in a sort of retro mode. Right now, what I play often is either Django or Tricky (esp his first album).

Want some samples? Here you go: Tricky’s Makes me Wanna Die and Aftermath…Django’s Nuages, Djangology, and Sweet Georgia Brown.

Let me know what you listen to!

April 30, 2009 at 3:32 pm 3 comments

I wuz TAGGED!

Dagmar tagged me! I had to take a pic of myself with no primping or planning. I just got back from Mom’s Night Out so I’m full of tea and dessert and a bit sleepy-eyed. Well, here goes:

MrsCatHead

MrsCatHead

And one more silly one cuz…I’m twelve 🙂 (Okay, I’m almost 39 but I’m 12 in my heart!)

MrsGoofHead

MrsGoofHead

April 27, 2009 at 10:16 pm 1 comment

Fair Prep

I’m making stock for the craft fair at a local gem/mineral shop. Space is free so I thought, why not?!

Didn’t have much time today so I only made two things. Both of these have outer shells of Japanese linen. I like the embroidered flower on the teal one! (Speaking of embroidery, I taught LittlestCatHead to do a French knot today and she did it perfectly! She also free-hands embroidery. No pattern for this girl!)

For Craft Fair

For Craft Fair

Beads from the 1800s

Beads from the 1800s

Lining

Lining

Linen with embroidery

Linen with embroidery

Close up

Close up

My favorite little extra touch of ribbon

My favorite little extra touch of ribbon

Lining

Lining

And now for something completely different. A Raja with a huge head.

Perspective

Perspective

I made the skirt LittlestCatHead is wearing. But I mainly wanted to show you what Raja likes doing most: lying on his Mama.

Raja Mama

Raja Mama

April 27, 2009 at 9:48 pm 3 comments

Zakka!

Isn’t that just fun to say? I’ve been wanting to buy a zakka book for a while now. What finally hooked me was borrowing Dagmar’s book Zakka Sewing a few days ago. There are so many gorgeous cute projects I want to start. I figured I might as well have my own copy! Watch this space because the book should arrive any day now.

April 14, 2009 at 9:02 am Leave a comment

Why I’m behind in my ironing

A prime napping spot for Raja

A prime napping spot for Raja

April 11, 2009 at 10:31 am 1 comment

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