Monday, January 29, 2007
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
For my sweet Mom-in-law's (hate that phrase, sounds like you are obligated by law to like each other) Birthday I made her a framed piece of art using my boys' silhouette's.
I just used photoshop to outline them, then filled the background in white and the boys in with black. Easy peasy. In retrospect I would have used a white background for Kai because his hair blended in too much and it was hard to find that contour. Next year I'll know.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Sunday, January 14, 2007
This is the view I have of our Great room from my Chair. I am right behind the couch tucked in the corner. I love it because I am always a part of what's going on. Also, when Chris is at work I can sneak a bit of sewing in while the kids play or watch Sesame Street. We had talked of moving the boys into one room so I could use Luke's room as my studio. We decided against it because I would actually end up with much less creating time if I had to be apart from the family.
My fabric stash...which is a bit depleted currently....I'll have to get on that soon.
This is where I keep/display my in progress and finished work. The top two shelves have things which are sold or for sale and the bottom two have custom orders, future shop inventory in progress, and 'ideas' in various stages of completion.
A cool view from my sewing desk.
So, there you go...a peek at where Plumm happens.
Thursday, January 11, 2007
I signed up for an interior design course at our local college today...just one class one evening a week. It is something I have been meaning to do for, umm...ever. And have done. I have probably acquired enough college units to have graduated by now, if I had been following some sort of 'class requirement list' for a specific major. But, I tend to go about this education thing in a more organic (impulsive) way (and most every other part of my life is run this way as well) so, I have a bundle of units in bunches of different departments. In the beginning it was me trying to get a 'grown up' degree in areas of study which interested me ..none. So, then, onto every possible 'intro to art of some kind' type class.... which, no doubt, have improved my sculpture, ceramics,drawing, painting, cooking, sewing, decorating and illustrating skills tremendously. But it has been a few years, and a couple kids, since I was in school last and I suspect that I am much more focused now. This semester I will be revisiting interior design. It feels right.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Lucia is among the smallest of my purses....similar in size to Cleo but with this new strap design I am loving! Here are some progress photo's and a few of the finished product. This particular Lucia is done in a couple Amy Butler fabrics, from the 'Belle' line I believe.
All for now.....more soon on a NEW purse that I am Just finishing up! She will be called 'The Lucia'.