Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Classes at the Art Center

I sat down and wrote class descriptions for classes I will be teaching at the Arts Center this Fall. I am very excited and hope that with the new Art Center Director classes will be well advertised and well received in the community! The Fall will begin with 3 Halloween Costume classes: a Super Cape and Mask class, a N0-sew Tutu and Fairy wings class, and an Animal Hat and Paws Class. I am excited to use that costuming degree I earned oh so many years ago, and hopefully get the creative juices flowing in our little community! Also before Halloween I will be teaching a Halloween Candy Bag class. Later in the fall I have planned a class for a table runner and matching napkins and then towards the Winter Holidays come decorations and stockings, and re-usable gift bags.
My son models a "Wizard" Cape and Mask.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Organic Fabric Arrives!!!

The adventure in Pattern Grading turned out to be much easier than I expected, though time consuming! I have now created size 2, 3, 4, and 5. The lovely dancing models to the side are sporting size 2 and size 5.  I have had requests for size 6 and 8! So more grading to follow.

I started a new design for a top and matching skirt. The top I have completed in a size 3 and the skirt should come along quickly once I have a chance to get started.  There are ties on the shoulders and matching knots on the pockets.  I really like how it turned out!

I received a package of Organic fabric yesterday from NearSea Naturals. I ordered two prints from Harmony Arts, Fields of Honey & Whispering Grass. Both are absolutely beautiful and hanging on the clothesline drying right now. In other exciting Organic Cotton Prints news...Nancy Mim of Mod Green Pod has just introduced a new Organic line through Robert Kaufman. The new line is available through on of my favorite places to order from, Harts Fabrics.

Now if I can just keep my distractions of a minimum I might be able to get something done! This weeks distractions included, but were not limited to: picking and shelling TONS of peas, cleaning the laundry room, and getting lost in the sunshine!