Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Inspiration

Color & Shapes of the Season in front of Whole Foods!

Though I have been hard at work in the sewing and craft factory these past weeks, a few signs of Fall and some interesting holidays and local happenings did get my attention!

This past Friday, in addition to being National Punctuation Day (as my writer friends pointed out) and Hug A Vegetarian Day (as my daughter's school friends affectionately noted), was the opening of our new Anthropologie store in lovely Utica Square.

Ahhh, nothing like their fantastic window displays to get the creative wheels turning! And though I adore the vintage-inspired clothing and love collecting it, the Target run I made later to pick up a simple brown sweater to combine with ruffled organza, ribbons & buttons will have to do this week for a new wardrobe piece!!

It was a fun & brilliant escape to see what was new for fall! Maybe after my upcoming shows, I'll treat myself or darling girl to some new treasure!

They even had a delightful ceramic tart plate with a beautiful whimsical verse about love & apple tarts...hmmm-must go back for that! What a great gift for a newlywed if filled with a fresh tart or some favorite recipes!!

Yet another reason to return to my favorite store!!

Back to Work!!
xo -EE

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Ladies of the Guild

The topic was: Designer details for your handmade pillows, handbags and gifts. The theme: Add hand-dyed, embroidered and soft sculptured couture elements to your favorite projects and make them FABULOUS!!
(Not that they aren't already!)

We talked about adding roses, ruffles and lots of detail & embellishment to everything they sew! Though I brought a few samples, I was amazed at the show & tell the ladies brought! Beautiful felted jewelry (can't wait to try this!-see latest edition of Notions newsletter), creative mini quilts, a variety of fun totes which several ladies made,

Pretty custom fitted jackets,
Even darling children's clothing from a colorful, re-purposed sweater!
I wanted the skirt & leggings in my size!!

Here I am juggling cupcakes...well, not really-but the group was great-very hospitable and forgiving of the way I tend to pop from one thing to another!

Thank you, ladies for a lovely meeting & greeting!
Happy sewing community projects & keep up the good work!