The Taquito Tote

February 18, 2011

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!

The Spice MUST Flow!

February 17, 2011

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.

Sew,Mama,Sew declared February pillow month and is hosting a pillow sewing contest.  Their blog is full of great featured pillows and tutorials. One of which I used on this fantabulous creation.

The Spice Must Flow Dune pillow


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.









Food as fabric?

February 4, 2011

Did you know that you can run a (cooked) tortilla through a sewing machine? I didn’t until today! I am working on a contest entry. More details to come!


James Webb Space Telescope tablecloth

November 1, 2010

Check out my entry into the Etsy-NASA spacecraft contest….

This tablecloth is inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope program at NASA. This awe-inspiring telescope is scheduled to launch in 2014, and will continue and further the science of the Hubble Space Telescope.

The telescopes mirrors, made of beryllium are a beautiful golden color. That along with the shape of the mirrors struck me as a stunning design, needing to be reproduced and geekified for my home.

JWST inspired tablecloth