Thursday, September 6, 2007

Catching up!







Surprisingly, since I moved my sewing room down to the laundry room, I actually am getting things done again and it feels GREAT! I was ready to unsubscribe from my groups and call it good. I seemed so behind in everything. I guess the kids coming in and out and wanting to "help" or make their own things was more distracting than I thought. Plus, it is quiet downstairs and on the cool side..perfect for this crazed, hot flashing woman!



I have so many things due by October that I have been working on several things at once. I got one altered book mailed out and just finished another! I was embarrassed to actually have three of them in my possession! This latest one is titled "Fairyville" and it is by Barb B....It is the coolest idea and book! I used the tree picture of Liv that I posted last time and one of her and I together and then I made our wings out of angelina fibers....I found the butterfly fabric at the store and thought it would make the perfect background. I see the pictures of these books on our "Color me Silly" site and they are so great and then you get the book and see it in person and it blows the picture away! Barb is going to love her book and I know I am going to be crazy about mine too! I also made some "H is for " postcards...I did hummingbirds and hearts...The colors on three of them are pretty somber for me but I still like them... I have been trying not to use my typical brights so much but gosh, I sure love em!!!!! Last of all I have been working on the fashion show stuff....It actually is a luncheon, fashion show and silent auction to benefit hospice....When I lost my mom to breast cancer, hospice was so great that I am happy to help even though I am not much of a garment sewer....I am trying though...really! I am modeling the funky vest, jeans and purse with a black top underneath and the next outfit is more sedate....I am posting a picture of the skirt and tote bag that I just finished. The skirt is a "my favorite things" pattern and I love it....It hangs so nice and looks good on, even though I am the sewer! haha...The bag is dupioni silk and the center panel are the fabrics that are in the jacket I am making...I love this bag and I love the silk....We have all these great silks at work, and I was just itching to try my hand at using them. Who knows, maybe I will make more clothing type things....Just what I need more projects! The kids went to school today...there first time on Whidbey Island and all was a success and right now, life is good here...

4 comments:

Heather Robinson said...

Melinda, come and live with me? I'd love for your fabric design talent to rub off on me! I find it so beautiful and inspirational.

Helen in the UK said...

Love all your new stuff! Pleased to hear that things are good for you right now. Bet it helps having the kids at school :)

zinkibaru said...

Gorgeous postcards, I love all your stitching and the colours

purplepaint said...

Melinda - these are absolutely beautiful! You are an inspiration! Marva