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Monday Sew – Help I need to sew!

Help I need to sell! Are there days when you feel like the world is just coming in on you. And there’s nothing you can do right. You try your best but it seems like everything just fails. In those moments I always revert back to my go to. Sewing is where I go when life is just not going my way. When I need a little break from everything. As you can see in the above slide show I love fabric, I love color, I love the textures of fabric, I love the feel of fabric. Fabric makes me…

Friday Fun – Standing up for DIY

Sometimes I just want to create and I don’t have much time. So I star with the fabric left over from other projects. I am not one for keeping fabrics around but when I have extra time to create I will look to the fabrics set aside for very special projects. Pillow are just one project I have been able to create with repurposed denim. You can create amazing quilts from fabric or old clothing from around your home or ask your friends and family to donate to your DIY projects. Aprons are also something I have created with fabric…

Monday Sew – Balance

What is balance? For me balance provides stability and structure to my designs. It’s though weight distribution in the design by the placement of my element. When I talk about my elements that could mean the placement of the blocks the arrangement of the blocks the arrangement of the borders the existence of the porters and even the placement of color. An example of balance can be achieved by simply placing a large element on one side with a design of small elements on the other side. Here is a picture of balance in one of my creations. You dear…

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…

Friday Fun – Faith and Hope

It’s Friday and I’m so glad to be able to sit down and talk about where I get my faith and hope from. For me my faith comes from knowing that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. And that one day he will come back at the end of this world and we all as believers will be united as one. My hope it is built on nothing less then the whole Bible. The faith I have in my ability to create comes from above. As I’m look towards the coming months and years I ask myself…

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…

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…

Indigo Dye and Shibori Workshop with Sandra Johnson. 

Time to register! Limitd spaces! Indigo Dye and Shibori Workshop with Sandra Johnson.  Come learn the art of Shibori Come learn the art of Shibori Limited Space Pre-Register Oakland Nov 4        11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite  Oakland Nov 4           2:00pm – 5:00pm Eventbrite Long Beach Nov 12  11:00am – 2:00pm Eventbrite Long Beach Nov 12  2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite Santa Ana Nov 26    11:00am – 2:00pm  Eventbrite Santa Ana Nov 26     2:00pm – 5:00pm  Eventbrite Great fun learning the art of Japanese dyeing that involves folding, twisting or bunching of cloth…