Friday, June 27, 2008

prints and stitches

Here is the early stage of my new piece. My printed fabric from Spoonflower arrived along with the notification of our impending stimulus check. It was a good day. I've already painted the light gray and appliqu├ęd the black. I'm going to press it to set the dye and start gathering thread for my quilting. I'm sure you can tell from the photo that it's huge and really cool.

This piece is some hand embroidery that I'm doing as a warm up for some up coming pieces. I love that the hand dye floss bled when I rinsed the wash out marker.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


some days suck!
my bro really is one succinct mofo!

Sunday, June 15, 2008


Well my weekend began with a test drive of a new embroidery machine. These thing are so freak'n cool. They also will completely absorb you if your not careful. I am amazed that more women don't wander into the shop disheveled and starving. I am astounded at how quickly time slips away when I start playing with this thing.
I have finally finished my purse and I love it!

Then I finished Zach's chair cushion for his desk chair. He chose to have this monogram upon it.

I also produced these items just to see what this puppy would do. I was pretty pleased with the results.

When I wasn't sewing I came across this filthy but fantastic lamp. I thought I was going to get away with just washing it but it ended up needing to be rewired as well. Luckily I can read and follow instructions. It looks lovely in the living room.

Last but in no way least is the most amazing yard sale find ever! Zach and I blew off yoga Saturday morning and hit the sales. This photo shows our 2 big scores. The boots win best bargain of the day at a whopping $ .25 and the unicycle we scored for $10 from a guy who had been telling folks he didn't want to sell it all morning. I think he was won over when Zach admitted to our having had a tight rope in the back yard at one point. I am sadly too short to ride it but I'm sure Zach and Andy will be cruising it down the road in no time.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


My new best friends at Spoonflower are printing this image onto a yard of kona cotton for me. I am so freaking excited! This may be the opening of a door to many large and very hand worked pieces. Since my old printing process left much to be desired in that department. It should be here in a week. With this and my artist grant announcement coming in the next week. I will be very busy trying to keep my mind on other things (to keep the crazies away).

project #1 The ugly desk chair

in about an hour with some amazing upolstrey fabric I purchased for $1 the old chair now looks lovely.

Andy also has one like this perhaps her's will be next. but not today as I have the day off and it's half price day at the thrifts.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Saturday, June 7, 2008

300 pictures

That's how many I offloaded from my camera this week. Starting with this one of P and LeeLoo fighting over Zach's gym bag.

Then we moved on to the demolition shots of the buildings at the intersection of Fulton and the Lloyd. They are all being torn down to put in a cloverleaf. A great thing for downtown traffic and lots of fodder for new work for me.

Then we have Andy's new hair.
This is actually a series that we took at the corner grocery store, when we realized how many products actually matched her new do. I may post the rest of them. we'll see.

Moving on to friday night.
Murphy's Law played at 1123 and of course no night out is complete without Andy being serenaded by a punk rock legend.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

sunday sunday sunday!

This one was left out of last weeks post. Andy and I painted the mailbox yellow and Andy added the spots later in the week. We are hard to miss now. She plans on painting her entire house like this when she's " grown up".

We found a shirt she really liked and used it to make a shirt she loves. She sewed a fair portion of it herself. She will love the serger before too long I'm sure.

The weather is warm enough for some time in the sprinkler!
We've had extra kids all day. O, how we love it.

We also had a sighting of Margo's new teeth. That brings us to a grand total of 4.