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Niche Awards 2013 Finalist

I am a Niche Award Finalist, these awards are sponsored by Niche Magazine a trade publication of fine craft and artist made products.

This is such an honor, the judging of entries is based on three main criteria:

1. technical excellence, both in surface design and form
2. a distinct quality of unique, original and creative thought
3. market viability

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The winners will be announced at the American Made show in February.  I have been working like crazy to get my new designs together for this upcoming show, now the anticipation is even more exciting.

 

Spring Early Fashion

With the surprise of early warm weather I guess it is time to find something to wear.  The spring/summer clothing selections are not the best for me.  I don’t like to show my weird legs, and really don’t look good in or especially like carpi pants anyway, so the other selections are usually limited.  Long dresses and skirts are good, and can be easy to make.

These are great layered looks, I have always been a fan of separates to mix and match, and great color.

Photo/Clothing Credit Gudrun Sjoden

Fashion Friday

Finished and new vest/tunic for myself.  I found this unique fabric, and the design works with skirts or pants.  I get inspired for clothing, is spurts, working on a top now, more for summer.

Saturday art opening for my friend Sandy at Shooting Star and JA plays in the  RSA school concert in the evening, still hope to get some sewing in this weekend.

Do you have any weekend, craft/sewing projects going on?

Fashion Friday

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New York Fashion Week, brings a lot of interesting things in Fashion.  The things that we as regular people will see in the future, but much more cheaply made in quality and price.  I find a lot of inspiration in the images online, even though it is almost impossible to actually go to any of the events.  Being a independent designer, I market my work in a different way, but I feel I need to bring a little more of the show stuff into my promotion.

A trend this fall is related to collage, mixed fabrics.  I have always love mixing prints, I guess my quilting background.  Here are two of my favorite designers Dries Van Noten and Etro.  I think I need to mix it up a little.

I have many collage/mixed media artist friends, what do you think of fashions version of collage?

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Living/Working Spaces

In doing some research for a new shed in our back yard, I found some unique design ideas.  I wanted something interesting that would be functional as well as add to the landscape.  There are many local places that do the traditional barn or colonial type sheds.  I have always had a modern esthetic, so, as my family knew already, I could not find anything I liked.  So I started planning something the boys could build.  I came across a company site and I love their little “studio” type sheds.

These prefab sheds are environmentally friendly and can be finished inside.

This design from Studio Sheds

Since I am designing my own I can customize it for my use and I can use found/reclaimed materials, to keep cost down.  It is going to be for storage, but with the right windows and location in the yard, I could totally work on design in these little buildings.

Now I just need few more sales to meet my little studio budget.  I will be opening my on line store again in September, with some great handmade gift items for the fall/holiday season.

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