Saturday, February 13, 2010

{ fun, fun, fun}

Ah, I've got so many fun things going on here in the studio these days, and I wanted to share some of them with you. I'm working on a lot of new designs, some of which have evolved out of custom orders, I'm redecorating basically the entire first floor of our house, I'm making Olivia a quilt, and my mom found her an awesome vintage turquoise wool dress and hat. Fun, fun, fun indeed!

I love this circular monogram design. I've made a few custom orders with it, including this shirt, and it will soon be available in my etsy shop. In this example I used one of Patty Young's Mezzanine fabrics. I really like how abstracted the pattern of the fabric becomes when it's appliqued.

And here's a brand new birthday shirt, using two of Sandi Henderson's new Meadowsweet fabrics, which I absolutely adore. They are so fresh and pretty. I think this combination of pink and orange is super cute.

And here is the latest project in the massive redecorating saga. My corner cabinet, which is now red with turquoise and white polka dots! I painted two pieces of furniture in my studio an awesome shade of green, and I wanted something different for this piece. I'm using fabrics with a bit of red in them for the window treatments, and we've got the new red couch, so I thought red would be fun. But, after poor Jeff spent two nights painting it red, I just wasn't feeling it. It was too much. I thought about painting the interior of the cabinet white or cream to tone it down a bit, but then spotted my turquoise and white polka dot fabric out of the corner of my eye, and voila! I had the brilliant idea of gluing the fabric to the interior of the cabinet, with a little help from Fabri-Tac glue. That stuff rocks, by the way. I still need to touch up a few places and find a new handle, but I really love how it's turning out.

I'm also making Olivia a patchwork quilt, as a gift for her second birthday. I was actually hoping to have it finished today in time for her party, but of course that didn't happen. I'm just doing a simple patchwork design, using Tula Pink's Hushabye, but I'm attempting to quilt it using the free-motion method. Wow, it's kind of tricky! But, I love it, and I think it will be gorgeous when it's finished.

And last, but certainly not least, my mom scored an awesome vintage turquoise wool coat and hat for my Olivia. It's in perfect shape, and guessing from the design and tags, I think it's from the 1960s. It's fabulous, and I wish I could find one in my size. Here's Olivia modeling it, while standing on my cutting table. She loved it and wore it, complete with the hat, last night for about an hour. I think my girl has great taste already.

Thanks for letting me share some of these fun things with you!
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