Monthly Archives: February 2012

Commission | A Pair of Index Card Holders

I made an index card holder for a customer a couple of years ago, and then had to make her another one last summer when she lost the first one! I got a request from another person who also organizes her life with index cards, would I make her a pair? Why yes, indeed I will!

 

She liked the colors that I used in the original one, and although that particular piece of multicolor fabric was gone, I dyed some more in a similar palette, it is a very nice, earthy set of colors. She told me which botanical motifs of mine she really likes and told me to do my thing! Here’s the result:

I hope she likes them! I’ve been so busy dyeing, writing, filming and photographing for my online class for the past two months, it felt really good to be sewing again!! What never ceases to amaze me is how muscle memory works! I literally have not done a stitch of sewing in over a month, and the very first thing I did was free motion that dandelion, and it looks just like I want it to!

Speaking of my online class, we are totally having a blast! I’ve got 2 more sessions to go produce, but this is a self-paced course with no expiration date, so you can register at any time and fit the dyeing in when it’s convenient for you. I’ve now got some feedback from my students and have posted some comments on the Dyeing 101 info page. I’m running a little special from now until the ides of March! You can save 20% with the coupon code “JoinUs”…it’s only good until March 15. So if you’re thinking about taking the class, I urge you to consider enrolling now so you can save 20%.

Joy | Last Rose of Winter

Spring Break has Sprung! We’ve been so busy that my Hubby hasn’t yet done the annual rose pruning that simulates winter here in Southern California (tradiationally, it needs to be done by Valentine’s Day). While working on his Science Fair project last week (“A Chloroplast Investigation”), Logan snapped these pix of our last roses of… Continue Reading

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One Moment | One Proud Mama!

Our son Liam has been growing as a trombone player, and really beginning to blossom as a musician. He auditioned for the California All State Band last December (by sending in a CD) and found out in early January that he’d made it! But which band? California, being such a big state, has enough really… Continue Reading

One Moment | One Proud Mama!

Our son Liam has been growing as a trombone player, and really beginning to blossom as a musician. He auditioned for the California All State Band last December (by sending in a CD) and found out in early January that he’d made it! But which band? California, being such a big state, has enough really… Continue Reading

One Moment | Logan’s Bow Tie

  My 10 year old Logan is a California kid – he wears shorts 355 days a year, and I have to force him into jeans on the few coldest, rainiest, miserable days. He really hates getting dressed up, and can put up quite a fuss. Last weekend, during the wind up to him NOT… Continue Reading

The Art of Earning Live

Today’s post is a Q & A between myself and Scoutie Girl Tara Gentile. Tara, well she’s an inspiration to me! She’s been getting artists and other indie business folk to think differently about money. To not feel guilty if we try to actually make money with our passion. Her e-book 52 weeks to blogging your passion was a huge… Continue Reading

Google Friend Connect is Connecting us no more!

Oh dear, I’ve been meaning to blog about this forever! I added Google friend connect to my site at some point because a couple of folks had commented and said “I can’t connect with you!” As I read blogs through Google Reader, I hadn’t really thought about this aspect, but discovered that it was possible for wordpress… Continue Reading