A few weeks back I had the pleasure of attending Heather Ross' weekend workshop in New York City. It was a whirlwind of a time packed with more visual stimulation than I could even process. The workshop was held in the craziest fabric store imaginable where I literally shopped my tuchus off. Jem is located in the financial district and a must stop if you are sourcing fabric. All kinds of fabric. And trim. And buttons. And everything else.
This is not your mama's fabric store! I had so much fun catching up with friends I met at the first workshop I attended in Palm Springs. Heather's new book, Prints is available now and we were also lucky enough to attend her book launch party. Seriously, the book is gorgeous and Heather has provided her prints with the world so you can create your own projects using her beloved characters. As if that was not enough of a weekend I also got to meet one very special lady- Amy Sedaris. Swoon!
I'm getting ready to launch the new line for the winter 2012 noonies! We had a great photo shoot with a beautiful little baby girl named Maddie. Oh my- she's a sweetie! I can't wait to see how the images that Jordan took will turn out! I'll keep you posted...
It has been fooooorever since my last post! I did miss you! So many awesome things have played out these past weeks. I have moved to a new studio. No more working from home- I have a real office! Err- if you can call it that. More like a fabric, pompom, glitter, crafty playground. Here's a peek... Along with my Lala's shop, I have been teaching teens and adults to sew. The adults have been so fun and I love how excited they get when they first sew their first stitch on the machine. And the teens- yikes- I was so worried about them. I mean they are teenagers and well I'm scared of them. But they are lovely, lovely girls! Yay!
So now with all this new space, my creativity has just about exploded! Did I mention the 8' X 8' cutting table. Feet not inches! That's a heck of a lot of cutting my friends.
I needed a project, you know- to cut, and came up with a little house to store the boy's lego figures. Here's what you'll need...
- 1 poster sized white foam core
- highlighter of your color choice
- hot glue gun
- exacto knife
Cut 6 pieces of the foam core 8.5 inches by 3.5 inches using you exacto and ruler.
Using your hot glue, make a rectangle using the 2 large pieces and 2 smaller pieces. Be sure to glue the smaller pieces inside the bottom and top edge of the of the large pieces.
Hot glue middle and bottom shelf using 2 smaller pieces. Using the last 2 smaller pieces, cut them slightly at an angle before you attach them to the roof. This will allow them to snug up closely to the top.
Use your favorite highlighter color and fill in the front edge of the entire house. You are done! Yay! I used an angled push pin to hang mine with on the wall. Be sure to let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!
It's been a whirlwind of a summer! I can't believe school is starting up again in 10 days- yikes. I am busy preparing for the opening of our sewing/crafting studio and can't wait for those little keys to land in my hand.
Meanwhile Mr. has been hard at work back in school and in quite a frenzy to finish up his exams as he starts clinicals in two weeks. As a stress reliever, he has taken up origami. It's the first thing he does in the morning before anyone in the house is up. His goal is to make one a day for a year and then quietly place them around town for people to find them in the most unexpected places. Aww- sweet Mr., clever AND crafty! What are you doing to prepare for the school year?