Sunday, June 20, 2010

Merry making with horse show ribbons.

I'm getting ready to sell my wares at the Fairfield Hunt Club show here in Connecticut.I have been wanting to use some of my old ribbon rosettes in some crafts, as I have done before. Alas, no, they are not all mine, but many belonged to my friends and others were pulled from ebay.I wasn't sure about that last wreath, but when Ollie decided to take a snooze under it, all of a sudden it wasn't so bad after all.
I also haven't finished up with the "bouquet " idea... I think I could take that a bit farther. Wouldn't they make grand center pieces at a BBQ?

Friday, June 18, 2010

Hey baby- Surf's up!!!

Here is a quilt for little baby dude , Lucian. His family are beach goers from Long Island, and thouht this quilt might be a good visual prep for the real thing. Soft buttery Anna Maria voiles mixed with vintage table cloth. Quilting stitches in wind swirls, sail boats, whales, sea shells, sea horses and yo! Faux wood grain, bro!
Can't wait to see pics of the little guy hangin' ten... when he can stand up!
Ollie has already tried.
My cat is so "rad"!
So load up the "Woody"-Montauk or bust!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

He's at it again.

Whenever I go to document my completed custom ordered quilt and pillows. Ollie is always ready for a photo op. Honestly, what would I do without him?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

And the winner is....

Aileen Gribbin of NY, NY! My oldest friend from Northport, NY who I haven't seen in over 10 years. Tim picked the ticket, nothing fishy here, just good luck and good karma to someone who works so hard for the people of NYC.
Thank you to everyone who joined in the raffle and helped tp raise over $1800. 00 for the Marilyn W. Dugan Foundation. This money will be going specifically to help ship 2 containers of supplies and clothing collected in the town of Wilton, with the help of Marie Wendorff of Witchypoo! And special thanks to The girls at Make and Mingle for asking DIY-ers to dig deep and buy a ticket... crafty and thrifty are often synonymous. To Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom, thank you for donating the backing for the quilt and for helping me create such an amazing stash to work with.
Another quilt raffle will be on the way, and there will be more time to enter this one.
Haiti Thanks you, and so do I.
Okay, Ollie, get off! It's Aileen's now!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

I want to make puppets.

So after a totally fun filled, inspiring morning with Sarah- Head Mermaid/choreographer/costume/set and puppet designer,my friend Holly and some of the other mer-gals, I was a-buzz with new found crafting energy! The Puppet Kitchen was filled with amazing artifacts and objects and power tools and glue guns and swords... my head is still spinning. And of course, puppets. My favorites were the giant blue horse, the one that looks like Keith Richards on a good day,and the monkey with the very realistic backside that Sarah is pictured with. Also love the pin-donut and the egg head pin cushion atop THE ORIGINAL BIG BIRD MAILBOX! One of the studio artists worked with Jim Henson right out of high school and a few muppet heads are lying around here and there.
The 36 mermaids, aka "The Sexcamaids", will be performing 5 dance numbers a top a float on June 19th in the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. A Brooklyn version of Nola's Mardi Gras, with Lou Reed and Laurie Andersen as the King and Queen of the parade. What fun. Thanks Holly, for including me in your escapades.I think your head piece look fab, and can't wait to see the finished product. Always so glad to see how other create and where they do it. I could get my puppet on, for sure! Very therapeutic.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Oh, just another day I wish there were two of me.

Today I will be busy at helping my friend Holly make her costume for the Coney Island Mermaid Parade. We are meeting at the The Puppet Kitchen on East 4th Street to meet with other mermaids well equipped with glue guns, glitter, feathers and pasties! I'm not quite sure what I'm in for.
If I wasn't going to be knee deep in sequins, I would be going to the Brooklyn Renegade Craft Fair. Alas, I can only be in one place at a time...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Love the messenger.

Tim helped me make this chalk board that sits just outside of our mud room door. Most of my friends know where to find me if I'm not up in my studio sewing, but for those who don't... I've gone riding. Check the barn first, then the paddock. Or the wood shop where I am painting more of these chalkboards (They can be yours! $75.00) with Rustoleum Chalkboard paint.