Tuesday, March 19, 2013

South County Artisan's Market!!

I have been working on goodies to take to the South County Artisan's Market at the Umbrella Factory in beautiful "downtown" Charlestown, RI! If you are in the general Southern New England area and have never been to the Umbrella Factory, it is worth a ride with the family. And the garden center is top of the line...should open any day now!!!

 These faces were painted onto fabric that had already had a color wash applied. The idea was to create little pillows. They were then machine embroidered and a few have additional hand embroidery! I added the ruffles to give them a little more interest. For any of you that make things for sale, there is always and constantly the time/materials vs retail price dilemma running through each stitch.

 Also sanded and painted this chair that Sue and I have been carrying around with us for years. It was given to us by a dear, deceased friend and has been waiting for this moment to become part of the display at the Umbrella Factory. Chalkboard paint was applied to the top part of the chair and will allow me to change messages or prices. My sis will be happy to know that the seat has been covered by the formerly unfix-able girl.

 Worked on printing more fabric

 And started some new big pillows!

 And finally ordered some 2x2 biz cards/hang tags from Modern Postcard!

 Now, Off to yoga and another day of making things up!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Solstice Fabric Frolic!!!

 We are very happy to announce the details about our June 2013 workshop! 
You can download the info and registration form
Please pass it on to anyone that you think might be interested! It is fun filled weekend, with lots of time to work without interruption! Good food, support, relaxation and space to dig in and make stuff!
I just got back from my sister Allison's place in Florida and I spent a lot of time printing fabric in their wonderful garage studio! Opening up to the fresh warm breezes, there is a hose and buckets for cleaning screens and brushes! This is just a sample of what we will be doing this summer!!

 Started out with unbleached muslin and new thermo fax screens!

 This is a scrap piece of muslin...made screens from scary baby photos!

The squares were made with blue tape on a plane screen...

 Thermo fax screens...

 Yea, New Crayons!!

  Don't miss all of the fun!