a stunning lamp and shade. Well done!!
Being the dutiful wifie that I am, I took a day off from sewing to help my husband and a few friends blow insulation into our attic. For any of you who have not had this experience, it’s simple but SUPER MESSY! Loud cranky machines, long windy tubes and cotton fibers floating everywhere.
Just like all the other renovations we have done to the house, one of my duties was to photograph this whole process. Check! Done and done! Until almost the end. Then it happened, the terrible clanking sound. CLANK, CLANK, CLANK! We all looked at each other in total bewilderment until I realized that the camera was no longer in my pocket!
So the moral of this story is, while insulation is now made from recycled products(and that is awesome), camera really shouldn’t be thrown into the mix.
As soon as our replacement arrives, I will start shooting away! Until then, I will be reposting all the fabulousness I stumble across over my morning coffee!
Continuing on with my contest entering shenanigans, my friend Jen (who is an awesome professional food contestant) sent me a link to The Art of The Fresh Tortilla Contest. In this contest, they encourage people to use their tortillas as an artist canvas. OF COURSE I had to figure out a way to sew them into a handbag.
Here it is…… my taco purse or The Taquito Tote!
By the time we hit February, I am always ready for winter to be over. I am cold, tired, and honestly unenthusiastic about sewing. The skies are gray, the snow on the ground is black ,and everything (including my kitchen hot water pipe)is frozen. ENOUGH ALREADY!
This year to beat back the “redrum” I decided I am going to enter sewing contests. I need to do something to get my creativity back on track.
Ok, let me explain. I am a BIG DORK and I love DUNE. I also love this quote, and I feel like I need a little reminder to let my “spice” flow. And what better way than to incorporate my sci-fi nerdiness into my sewing?
I made this appliqued pillow out of supplies I had stashed in my studio. Vintage orange crushed velvet for the body, plum purple corduroy lettering and a raw silk sandworm. Classy right? Oh, and I also overlaid orange crepe over the yellow sun to give the dusty appearance of Arrakis.