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Working on Inventory for Holiday Shopping

A new batch of SkyGirls

 

I’m happy to say I finally finished another 9 dolls and 6 of them are listed at my Etsy Shop: Quilt & Fiber Arts.  The other 3 will be going to the gift shop at the Gallery on High in Pottstown, PA. 

There is so much to do for Christmas inventory!  Monsters, Sketch Book with cover and handles (like the book bag), a quilt or two that needs finishing and my latest experiment:  a kimono jacket.  … among other things that will surely find a way into the shop.

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We had our first kids sewing session this past summer.  There were 5 girls signed up from the ages 8 to 14 years old.  We struggled with donated sewing machines that were out of shape and out of date.  I did my best to clean them up but they need to be replaced.  I’m working on getting donations from a sewing machine dealer and maybe even maintenance.  The Gallery School is a nonprofit organization so there isn’t any money for this investment.  Kids summer 2011001

That said, we made it work.  The girls needed to learn all of the basics and got a lot of good work done.  I was so proud of the determination they showed.  But most importantly, they really had fun.Kids summer 2011002

The oldest girl, Tessa, has picked up everything very quickly and became my assistant! Kids summer 2011005

We are halfway through the Halloween Costume Sewing session.  This time there are 3 girls.  So far they learned how to make a pattern, make a neck facing and sewed in a zipper.  The next 2 weeks will be all about embellishing!  All three are making a variation of a princess.

 

 

 

New to Thought Processes Series:

“Brain Storm”

12” x 12”

As with all of the Thought Processes quilts, the background is patchwork of random fabrics, gold thread and yellow curved pieces.  The flowers started out as red silk circles and then I “thread painted” using rayon and metallic threads.

There is much to do and I hope to be able to take some time off during the holidays- except for shipping orders, of course!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Loud Animals

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I came across this wonderful fabric during winter on clearance at Fabric.com and finally got around to working with it.

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This one is going to hang in a local crab restaurant “Crab Crazy at Friendship Farm” in Amityville.  They are nuts for crab decorations so I asked Tim, who works there (7 days a week !) to hang a crabby quilt and my info.  And, because he’s such a nice guy, he said “Of course!”

People seem to shy away from quilts because of the traditional hanging method.  I agree that it’s kind of a pain in the butt.  You need a level, some sort of brackets to hold the pole, wall anchors for the screws…  Worth it for a large piece but for small quilts I came up with this method in the pic below. elephant-3

First, instead of a sleeve, I use triangles, which is common enough.  But to display at The Gallery on High, the art must have a wire hanger.  So I now attach a wire loop on the dowel which makes it very easy to hang and balance.

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detail of elephant

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detail of quilting with the gold metallic thread

These quilts were so much fun to work with.  I got a simple system working and plan put this style on my Custom Made page.

Update on Jody’s Quilt

Hard to believe but Jody finally got her quilt!  It was a little more than a week ago.  The USPS somehow destroyed it.  They offered no explanation.  Then there was some run-around…  In the time that passed, poor Jody was in the midst of all of those crazy storms down south.  I gave it a little time to make sure the quilt would arrive safe.  In the email she sent, she sounded very happy and said she was testing the quilt against every wall, windows and mirrors- because it’s transparent.

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Jody’s Quilt.  I asked her to pick one of my other quilts since her first one was destroyed in the mail.

Dolls to new homes:

Audrianna’s  doll arrived safe and sound.  This is the little girl with PWS.  She loves her new SkyGirl doll and named her Maggy.

Another SkyGirl went to a 3 year old girl.  She named her doll G. G. for her great grandma.  She’s called G.G. for “Gorgeous Grandma”.  Love that!  I love all the neat names that people come up with for grandparents!

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Maggy and G.G.

This is going to be a great sewing week!  Finally spring time temperatures!

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