The boys had their first big “gig” today a formal wedding in Virginia Beach. I am so excited for their new venture. So if let me know if you have a need for music at your next event, weddings, parties, art shows, etc. Loop Trek DJ’s offers a wide range play list of music genres available.
It is getting to be a crazy summer. Being so busy with the extreme heat really wears you down. Some evenings I just have to sit. But I still need to push on to the new designs and business plan. This blog is being updated and I look forward to many new things, for me, coming in the fall.
A few weeks ago we rearranged our bedroom, it is a much better layout. The room is still very basic and one of the main things missing is a headboard. I just need to decide on something-SA can build anything, so I just need to design something. This room board is what I came up with, it is my usual color scheme, but I love all the shapes and texture.
I have some classes coming this summer at my studio. Please let me know if you are interested, space is limited.
Sewing for Beginners and Intermediate
June 26, July 3 12:30-4pm Teens 12-18 $40 each class all materials included Students will work on projects to help enhance their sewing skills. Focus on seam allowance, edge finishing, pleats, darts, hemming, etc., will be covered in this class. New and unique material uses included.
Creative Fiber Arts July 31, August 14 12:30-4pm $40 each class all materials included Teens and Adults Students will work on projects using different types of fabric embellishment techniques. Focus on surface design on fabric, dyeing, stencil, print, hand stitching and embroidery.
This is one of the new design I just finished for a rather large hand printed fabric order. I was interesting to translate a small square piece of collage work into yardage of fabric. It did give me a lot of inspiration for future designs. I am currently doing a lot of “playing” with surface design, and will soon have some 1/2 yards and fat quarters on line for sale.
So much going on around here, life and work. I am working on new design ideas as well as techniques for fabric. There is a book that I always like to refer to when I feel stuck or need a little technique refresher, the book is “The Surface Designer’s Handbook” by Holly Brackmann. I recommend it to anyone who would like an overview in adding color and design to textiles. It offer some very good technical information with a lot of step by step and finished product photos.
I was in Virginia Beach yesterday and dropped off some new “big” tote bags and pillows at Chartreuse. These are nice big bags for the summer to carry to the beach or picnic in some modern prints. Stop by and check them out, as well as all the other creative things in the shop. It is a really beautiful place. We have a very busy week, things are changing fast.
Summer fashion is so tricky, as you get older. I especially need to cover my legs-scars. So I like pants, but not capri pants, they just seem to make everyone look short and chunky, I wear them at home and always feel fat. I do love the new wide leg crop pants that are “trendy” this year. I have been making a similar version for years, but know maybe I can purchase a pair as well. On the the next issure….SHOES…..
I am finally getting some shots of this fabric group. I have a new quilt pattern I am working on and this is the fabric I was able to use on of my print designs as well as the commercial fabrics. The yellow is not a color I use that often, but I do like it with the black, cream, and grey. I have a couple of yards of the “Round and Round” print left and will have it available in my shop soon.
Birds are all around both indoors and out. I’m enjoying all the spring birds coming around to our little bird bath. My work has involved a lot of bird designs as well, most of it has been in applique and embroidery. I am currently working on having the designs printed on fabric yardage. It will be interesting to see where these new ideas and projects take me. Spring is bringing about several interesting changes. What is inspiring you these warmer days?
I have thinking of bringing back this regular post on Mondays, and while looking around on line found this “board” site Olioboard. You can put together collections or design/planning boards for all your projects and spaces. I know Pinterest is going crazy right now, but this site is great as well-even more places to use your time. I think I could use this in my design process. What do you think?