Thursday, December 27, 2012
A quick update. I spent most of yesterday dyeing silk ribbon and today I have been wrapping onto cards and listing some on Etsy. I'm gearing up for the Tucson Bead Show the first week of February so many of these are going into a suitcase as I wrap them.
Monday, December 24, 2012
I am all settled into my new studio space and have been rearranging and working as I go. We had a whole lot of rain for 4 days and while the new space was nice and dry, the original old part sprang leaks. sigh. This spring the roof tiles will have to be taken off and new tar paper laid down which will be a time consuming ordeal. So in the midst of moving into the new space and trying to organize I had to pull things away from the leaks. I'm not going to show you that mess.
But I was able to accomplish a few things. I began putting together these garments. Things are just pinned and adjustments will be made but this is how I start.
A Cut Loose brand flannel jumper sent to me by my friend Pam. Black lacy frills and rhinestones will jazz this up.
A gently worn to softness flannel shirt with a vintage crinoline to attach. The waist will have a draw string ribbon so the waist can be cinched to fit and flatter.
Dyeing dupioni silk bias ribbon strips for the Tucson Bead Show. I'm teaching ribbon dyeing classes while I'm there and students will be able to dye their own ribbons in various colors and techniques.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
I realize now that I created a link for the Hope Flag Project on my previous post that is a FaceBook page and not all readers are FB members. For those of you not on FaceBook here is all the info from Leighanna you need to know to participate if you so desire.
When I was making my hope flag I began making the rows of stitching and then decided to make 20 vertical rows of stitching for the children and then 6 horizontal rows for the adults. I didn't mention it on the previous post because this project isn't about the flag itself but about the hopes and prayers and thoughts we are sending. I hope you can find a way to send your hopes to these victims of such a tragic event. peace
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Time rushes by, really it does. Since my last post my studio got finished enough for me to move into the space. There is still work to be done on the outside but I am so happy to have this extra space. Now the issue is to find time to organize. When Michael asked me what I wanted for Christmas I told him minions (thank you Joanne T-H). I don't think I'll be getting them. I will add pictures of the studio later when I find time to take them.
I'm off to the studio today to continue with organizing as I have Carrie Clayden coming to visit me on Wednesday. We have not met yet and only just discovered each other and that we only live an hour or so away from each other. I can't wait to see what we scheme up!
I retrieved this from the internet and want to pass it along as I think there are some very valid and inspirational thoughts written here and I know my mother-in-law would agree.