Friday, March 14, 2008

Need a Body Double??

I found a really great site for those looking for the perfect dress form. This is for the do-it-yourselfer. Get a perfect fit every time.

Please let me know if this post was helpful to you.

Also for a great assortment of sewing patterns check out my web store Sew2Create I have a collection of over 5000 patterns (only a small portion is posted) and I am constantly acquiring more. My patterns are new and out-of-print.

Another site of interest...CraftbooksNMore

Email me if you are looking for something special or lost.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Things I should be doing

Back in 2002 I created a series of mini felt pillows and characters. I love working with felt. It is a hardy material, comes in many colors and some the animal prints and it's fun to work with.

I don't create my designs beforehand. I start by cutting out pieces and then a thought or idea just hits me....creative spontaneity! I stuff my creations with polyfil and maybe add a weight or two. I am thinking of giving up the weights and adding plastic pellets for my next series. I use a blanket stitch to outline these mini creations. I love working with creates a more dramatic effect. Most of my pieces have a black background for the same reason.

Today I search everywhere (house and garage) but I could only find two. "Sam" and Fruit (apple, banana and a bunch of grapes...dark color is actually plum, not black). Notice that I also love bright colors.