Friday Fun – Working for Fun

Proximity is one of the five basic principles of design. How close or how far or in wet alignment are the elements you’re working with arranged in your design? Are you thinking about proximity? By grouping similar elements together or in a close proximity, you create a relationship between those elements. Proximity also works with providing a focal point we’re giving the reader an idea of where they should focus their attention.

When I am creating I understand the proximity doesn’t mean at the elements have to be placed together, it means they should be visually connected in someway. I can use size, fabric colors, or shapes. The following picture as an example of proximity.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday Fun – Who do you Follow?

Good morning all it’s Friday. Who do you follow is there particular designer, fabric manufacturer, or blog that you follow. I noticed that there’s no one particular person company or thing that I follow. For me I follow what my senses tell me I should do or create in any given day. For me my leading comes from God. When I wake up in the morning I always start out with a to do list. While looking over that to do list I get inspiration. From the inspiration I’ve been and guided towards a particular pattern, fabric, area of my studio in which I pull different items to start my creation.

So for you how do you create who do you follow? Here are a few of the inspiring patterns that I will be creating in the near future
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The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. John 10:3

Monday Sew – What are you Sewing

Looking over my to do list. It’s Monday morning and I’m inspired to create clothing items for my upcoming trips to Tennessee and the UK. When traveling to teaching I like to wear clothing that I have created. Today I sew not out of necessity but because I love to create clothing. I have many styles in which I enjoy wearing. When I go to the clothing stores many times I’m frustrated because I am unable to find clothing that fits me in the fabric that I would enjoy wearing.

So today and for the rest the remainder of 2018 I have decided to make all of my clothing. I started this venture the first day of 2018. As of today I have been successful in making all of my ready to wear clothing items. Here are a few of the items I have created thus far.

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Stay tuned I had so much more to show you. I am jumping in all feet first in looking at vintage patterns. Fashion is what you make it and I plan to make it everything it can be and more….

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken. Psalm 55:22

Monday Sew – Peace while I sew

When you what to make a great dress but you only have a few hours to do so in this is the pattern for you. I was able to make this dress just as the directions told me too. The sizing is good and I love the fact that you don’t even have to sew in a zipper.

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I used fabric from Japan
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The v-neck is great for the how summer days.
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Did you notice we have no zipper.
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I am ready to go.
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I am going to try to make this dress again but out of different fabric

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The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11

Friday Fun – Check out where I have been and what about those fruits

Hoffman Fabrics is located in Mission Viejo, Ca

On Thursday, February 8, 2018 I was able to take all of my quilting and sewing students to see the Hoffman Fabrics headquarters in Mission Viejo, CA

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We were able to see and touch the new digital printed fabrics
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Here is a sample of outstanding art work by our own Jean Envy a local artist and employe of Hoffman.
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It’s almost time to start thinking about creating something for 4th of July
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When you love fabrics you can never see enough
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The colors are so vivid and outstanding
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If you are unable to trace to Paris here is some fabric to make you feel as if you are their
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Two students comparing information 
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I think she likes both
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This pattern is on the companies web sight

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I can’t believe this is so beautiful 
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The students had a outstanding time leaning more about fabrics
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Now we are going to work on a few projects this winter, summer, and fall 2018 using Hoffman Fabrics
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A great time was had by all 
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Here I am with one of my students who was a beginner when she started by now now
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Here I am with one of my students who is an outstanding spinner and word worker along with quilter
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Here I am pictured with a two of my new students who attend my class in Anaheim, CA
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Fabrics are packaged in a variety of packages and sizes
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Check out the fabric in the back ground
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We are all smiles today I am with two more of my students from my Santiago Canyon College class
Getting this picture was so hard but we did it. This was the group I took to Hoffman Fabrics. 

If you would like to attend one of my free quilting or sewing classes please email me and I will send you the information. sandrajohnsondesigns@gmail.com

This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourself to be my disciples. John 15:8

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Monday Fun – Let’s Get Going

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Our fabrics drying in the wind
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Here are a few pattern of Shibori from my workshops

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Scarf
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Workshop at National African American Conference 2018

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I love to teach and see all the new patterns

Monday Sew – Denim Quilt

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Repurposed denim made into a quilt
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Sashiko hand stitching using embroidery threads

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What have you made with your old jeans.