Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Etsy :: Your Etsy Mini

Etsy :: Your Etsy Mini

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Anti-Fashion Show

The October 18 2008 Anti-fashion show was a new experience for me. Aggregate all the gorgeous and exciting clothes and all the gorgeous and exciting people, plus an adoring audience, the result was more than beautiful. And no claws.

Irisewn and Karma Rags sponsored the Anti-fashion show, and they were kind to allow my entries of 3 skirts and 3 shirts. Click here to see the entire flikr stream. The brilliant Corry Lee Smith photographed the event.

I made this skirt from a cotton breastfeeding blouse, a rayon/polyester curtain tieback and a length of really really old wide cotton bias tape.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I got tagged by Wardrobe Refashion!

I received my invite to Wardrobe Refashion today!

So here is my Pledge:

I, Sue, pledge that I shall abstain from the purchase of "new" manufactured items of clothing, for the period of 6 months. I pledge that I shall refashion, renovate, recycle preloved items for myself with my own hands in fabric, yarn or other medium for the term of my contract. I pledge that I will share the love and post a photo of my refashioned, renovoted, recycled, crafted or created item of clothing on the Wardrobe Refashion blog, so that others may share the joy that thy thriftiness brings!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Derby Girls Score More

Here it is - my first dark craft object!
This "Derby Girls Score More" skate bag will be sent to my swap partner on Craftster.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Not that Martha, the other Martha

Martha Pullen, of Sew Beautiful magazine and Martha's Sewing Room PBS series, is from Huntsville. Click here to see a list of her books available from Amazon. To celebrate her 65th birthday she's hosting an entire week of School of Art Fashion classes and seminars at the Huntsville Von Braun Civic Center. Pfaff, Bernina, Baby Lock, and Husqvarna Viking are providing serger and embroidery machines for their exquisite decorative and heirloom construction classes. Most classes are designed for the students to walk away with a completed project. Many of the students, who are arriving from all over the world, are bringing their own machines for the classes taught by extraordinarily talented artists who not affiliated with a manufacturer . The coat pictured here is the project for a class taught by New Zealander Beverly Sheldrick.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

350 ppm

Craftster, Etsy, Craft:, Burda Style and Thrifty Fun have joined an awareness campaign for reducing ozone CO2 emissions down to 350 ppm. If CO2 count is reduced to 350pm, scientists say we can prevent global warming. So check out the 350 campaign and see how you can help.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Yearly checkups

Several people have asked me where to take their sewing machines for cleaning and repair. There are two places I have used and really like:

The Sewing Center (Sew Amazed) at Oakwood Drive and the Parkway has consistently been a great place to get sewing machines cleaned and aligned for 30 years. They have an open sewing group that meets on Friday nights.

S & R Sewing (Sewing Circles) is on Arcadia Circle. They have classes scheduled throughout the year, but Martha's big birthday party next week has caused classes to be postponed. They have been working around the clock to prepare.