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Saturday, April 21, 2012


The top photo is without sunshine, the bottom is with. I used black beads, black beads that sparkle, silver seed beads and a sterling silver chai. 




I needed to spend quality time in the Art Zone last night, so I spent 5 hours in the clay studio after work. I'm still playing with Bedside Boxes but now I'm playing with surface design and lids. 

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Bog Coat



I had forgotten how I made my other bog coats, so I had a little trouble with this one. After some struggling, some time away from the sewing machine to think, and a few ideas soundly rejected, I came up with a loose weave, short sleeved jacket to wear in the summer with the terra cotta colored pants I made a week ago or so. 


At the moment, I'm working on another pair of slacks to be paired with another bog coat. Yes, there will be photos. 

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My New Clothes

Silk matalesee blouse. I wore this last week and someone was astounded that I made the blouse. This is one of the simplest patters I've ever had, but I thought of a friend of mine who keeps saying that not everyone can do what I do. 
I really like positive and negative prints. This black and cream skirt has cream and black godets. 
If I ever decide to use metallic thread on a 6-gore skirt with godets again, someone please boop me on the head. I had more problems with that fussy thread. I did all the tricks, but I had too many seams to embellish and it was more than the thread could take. 

I made a blouse out of the cream and black print and bound the neck with hand-made black and cream bias binding. 

Sunday, April 01, 2012

iPod Classic Pouch - First Version




I needed a pouch so I could wear my iPod Classic while I was listening to it. This is the first version. I'll use it for a while until I know how to tweak the design to make it perfect.