Monthly Archives: March 2009

Elixer of Love Costumes

I did get to 2 performances of the opera I made tie dye tees for last weekend. The costumer did a great job of taking the tees I dyed and turning them into all sorts of differently shaped shirts! What I don’t have is a photo of the pareo I dyed for the lead to wear with a black bathing suit…it turned out great, and hopefully someone else has a photo of it. Anyway, here’s some photos (excuse the blurriness – these were all taken in a dark theater with the flash off). More photos are on my flickr site.

Elixer Saturday Perf Elixer Sunday Perf (62)Elixer Sunday Perf (64) Elixer Sunday Perf (8) 

I’m trying not to panic, but I have a lot of work to do for my next show. Plus, it’s getting towards the end of the semester, and I have to get ready for MayTerm! AAAHHH!

Item Date Due % Done
Floral quArt 3/20/2009 100%
30 Tie Dye shirts etc…for Elixer 3/20/2009 100%
Design Clutch – Will Tuba 3/26/09 100%
10 Notelets 4/24/09 10%
5 Warm Colors Grab & Go 4/24/09 0%
5 Warm Colors Clutch 4/24/09 0%
30 Going Green Totes 4/24/09 30%
5 Cool Colors Clutch 4/24/09 0%
Cool Colors quArt 4/24/09 0%
Crazy Colors Bags 4/24/09 0%
5 Cool Colors messengers 4/24/09 15%
Candied Fabrics Quilt 4/25/09 0%
Laptop bag for Liz 5/31/09 0%

Inspiration: Simply Robin

Head on over to Simply Robin’s (whoops, this link was wrong, it’s fixed now) blog – as a guest blogger there I talk about how her work inspires me, and how I made this quilt (which is yet to be faced & hung – but hey, I only had 24 hours…and I had to sleep… Continue Reading

She Loves it!

So, I made her come to my house to pick up her birthday present – what a jerk I am! No matter, she loves it! Phew! Scroll down to the previous post to see the house up close & personal! Continue Reading

Teahouse for Liz

Quick…what’s bergamot?   Some sort of wildflower, you say?  Well…yes…and no! My good friend Liz had a birthday this week. I had to do something extra nice for her because she’s such an awesome friend. Anyway, she’s English and loves Earl Grey Tea. She also really loved the art houses I did recently. Couple that with… Continue Reading

Prototype Clutch Complete!

Many people have loved and purchase one of my Grab n’Go bags: But I can’t tell you how many times someone has held it to their hip, and said “I wish this had a long strap that went around my shoulder.” I too think that this is an excellent idea. So I’m working on a… Continue Reading

Step AWAY from the realism!

So, I had a deadline of this past Friday to have some pieces ready for the Floral Show at the Redlands Art Association. I also have been testing some new PFD fabric, and wanted to use what I had dyed to confirm that the new base I’m going to use actually worked, so I needed… Continue Reading

6 Little Birds

So, I’ve been enamored of birds for awhile now…here’s my latest flock: As you can see, I went with the the more detailed background – I was worried that the birds would blend in, but 1) I used bright colors and 2) I forget that the dark lines I free motion quilt around them also… Continue Reading

Subtle…or not?

I’m trying to make some small, spring-y pieces. Here’s a group of birds hanging around getting into trouble…do I go with the subtle background (which needs to be ironed): or NOT subtle background? Thoughts? Continue Reading