Friday, December 11, 2009

The workshop has been busy.

I have neglected my posts and for that I apologize. I have been so busy getting ready for the holidays, but at last, I seem to have things under control... for the moment! The month started out silk screening 120 towels for a fundraiser. My friend, the talented ceramist Maeera Mougin, enlisted me to collaborate on this special project. Kate McGarrigal (folk singers The McGarrigal Sisters), mother to Martha and Rufus Wainright (and a few others?), had created a concert to raise funds for cancer research. Last year it was a holiday concert at Carnegie Hall, and this year it was at the Royal Albert Hall in London! It was a huge success, and V.I.P. guests like Annie Lennox, Boy George, Tim Burton and Helena Bonhem -Carter received a goodie bag that included a soapdish, soap and linen hand towel, embossed with a lovely drawing that Kate did herself. What an incedibly talented family! The "Little Ski Girl" was inspired by cookies that Kate bakes every Christmas. In fact she was a guest on "Martha" last year- you can make them yourself! We wish Kate luck in raising millions of dollars for this important research, and send love and payers her way in her own fight with cancer. FYI, my dining room/print shop is finally back to normal.
Then it was back to work for the big Sis Boom Bash! About 40 pot-holders, 10 tree skirts, and a herd of bobby horses later, and we were off and running. Thank you to all of Jennifer's loyal followers for coming out and boosting the economy. It's always so much fun- more like a party than a sale, really.
Woman's Day Magazine featured my hobby horse and published a pattern- without giving me credit OR asking permission... but in the spirit of giving- I hope it brings someone some joy out there! And, of course, I'm flattered.
In between there have been a few gift fairs, and now, silence. I have a slew of orders before Christmas, but I should be able to squeeze in a few batches of Kate's Ski cookies myself. Feels good to be home, not rushing out the door. Baby, it's cold outside!


nina said...

You truly make the most beautiful things!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous items!!! I love them all. So sorry about the hobby rude not to credit you!

sweeter than cupcakes said...

Those tree skirts are simply to die for! I love the unique simplicity of them. It's a shame you didn't get the recognition for the hobby horse. I love the one I won from your give away.

Dianne said...

WOWWWW!!!! Everything is so very beautiful. By any chance, do you sell the pattern for the tree skirt?


Marnie said...

just read through a lot of your blog entries - happy new year - you were very busy - nice to have a long winter nap - this is my favorite time- hibernation - i love all your new things from the potholders to the tree skirts. nice picture of everyone at the old town hall.