Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I'm all about promoting and supporting small businesses, especially when what they sell is what they have made themselves. So this is why I cannot stop creating new aprons for my new friend, Robyn Eads of Peace Tree Desserts. Each delectable dessert she crafts with love and natural ingredients is a "peace" of art in itself.
The first apron was made with a more organic palette and organic material when possible. This all cotton apron was inspired by a photo she sent me from an Anthropolgie catalog... a little brighter, with vintage trims and a dirndl style apron with pockets. The bird motif on this Valorie Wells Bird Paisley for Free Sprit was a choice I made... maybe inspired by chef Robyn's first name???
The logo will go on the top under the little ruffle and fabric covered buttons.
We meet tomorrow, but may try to knock out another tonight... I hope she likes them. If not, guess what mom's getting for Mother's Day?!
Posted by Nancy at 6:08 AM
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
That's my friend, sweet Georgia Brown. (Yes, her real name.) She's relaxing on my Queen Street quilt while perusing the new Sis Boom Girls World book that I helped style and my husband (Tim Geaney) photographed. Not out until April, but you can pre-order it on Amazon.
Posted by Nancy at 5:21 AM
Monday, February 21, 2011
Baker extraordinaire, Robyn Eads of Peace Tree Desserts, has commissioned me to design a new apron for her. She will be filming a series of videos and has some surprises to unveil next month, so I'm a little under the gun.
Robyn prides herself in using all natural and organic ingredients whenever possible. I am going to design a few aprons for her to choose from, using her requested color palettes, logo, and whenever I can I will use organic fabrics and inks.
This is the first apron, sans the logo which will be silk screened on the 2 front pockets, made with Japanese ecrulat lyceenne from Quilters Alley in Ridgefield and organic bamboo. Raw edges rule and vintage cotton lace floats along the hemline.
The other option will be more colorful and frilly- but both have to be short, with pockets, and above all... "pretty".
Let me know which ones you like.
Posted by Nancy at 5:33 AM
Friday, February 18, 2011
There is nothing softer or more luxurious than this velvet pillow, except for maybe the unfinished quilt underneath it. I have quilted cotton velvet before, but this is the real thing. While it's a little tricky to cut and sew the effect is to die for. I hope to have the quilt done and hand stitched this weekend.
Posted by Nancy at 6:00 AM
Monday, February 14, 2011
Send a message with these little boudoir pillows that are printed on vintage feed sacks. I burned out a screen with some traditional Valentine heart doilies on my Yudu, but I think you could probably blot some paint right on one and get a really lovely effect. Fill it with fluff, or flax and lavender for a pillow that can be heated up in the microwave or put in the freezer... depending on your mood.
Posted by Nancy at 6:19 AM
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Monday, February 7, 2011
My niece is putting me to the test. I like to think I am prolific, but my Becky had twins- 5 weeks ahead of schedule- and I need to make them quilts before our visit on Saturday. I decided to feature a black and white original photo printed on fabric to be the focal point, and to disperse color here and there among Sis Boom black and white prints.
Owen will get the deer in the woods with primary colors.
Chloe will get a sea shell with various shades of pink and white.
One down, one to go.
Quilting to be completed tomorrow- ready for a ride up to Providence , RI by the weekend!
I am a proud Great Aunt... can't wait.
Posted by Nancy at 5:50 AM
Sunday, February 6, 2011
That could mean so many things. But in this case I want to make more frames like this one, now available at SPACE in Bridgeport, CT. The print is of an adult film poster I found in Maine last year and gave to Tim for Valentines Day. Now it's time to share the love.
I promise to take more pictures (not with an iphone!) of all of the amazing pieces that artists have made and sell at this super groovy artists cooperative owned by entrepreneur Robert Rackear. I am in good company here with quilter Denyse Schmidt, ceramist Maeera Mougin who was recently featured on the Light Whisperer blog, among other local talents.
New beginnings for a new year! Stay posted to hear about the exciting upcoming events at this chic new venue. See you in "SPACE"!
Posted by Nancy at 5:56 AM