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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  We struggled with donated sewing machines that were out of shape and out of date.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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New Look. You like?

Ever since I was a girl I had to change my environment at least 4 times a year.  I’d find a used cardboard box and suddenly I’d have an idea to make a wall unit or a side table in my room.  This would lead to me moving the furniture around and revamping the whole darn thing!  The vision of a box could inspire so much!

I’m still that way.

  Not as bad as before though…  When my son was an infant and I became a stay at home mom I would get bored very quickly during his long naps.  I had been away from my art for a number of years.  So, I would express my creativity in my home.  It became normal to my husband to come home to see a room completely repainted and reorganized.  The first couple of times were very funny.  The look on his face was priceless!

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The old banner.  Kinda cute…   but…

I began this blogging journey and upgrading my home business starting back in February and with so much to do, I had to make all of my blog images rather quickly.  I was happy with it for a little while but it didn’t feel like “me”.

The heart with wings image is actually a photograph of a thread painting I made for a workshop I taught last summer.  It kept coming back to me as an important image.  I’m so glad I finally got to work with it.

Needing a change and a diversion, I decided to revamp my blog’s look.  I’m happy for now.  Ahhhhh.  The feeling of newness is bliss.

I want to do a bit more like adding a blog roll.  Not sure how to customize that yet.  I’d love to add some of the feeds I follow.  Now back to making a baby quilt.

So, what do you think?  Let me know!

………’til the tie dyes…………

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