Monday, November 24, 2008

Late Autumn in Tennessee Part 2

Ok the vote is in, I will make a kimono style jacket out of this beautiful piece of fabric. Thank you everyone that voted, that helped alot. The next time I make a piece like that I will do another poll. So stay tuned. Here is a picture of the fabric I am going to use. It will be a lined jacket and I will use a soft maybe sheer fabric for the lining. Also here is a picture of the style of jacket I plan to use. When using this kind of fabric, the less detail the better.
Would you like to have one of these jackets in your wardrobe collection? What would you wear it with?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Late Autumn in Tennessee

WoW! I created this fabric by sewing strips of chiffon and georgette fabrics together the colors are warm and earthy and remind me of the colors of the trees here in Tennessee at this time of year. Now that I have created it I don't know what to make out of it. Some of the things I thought of are: duster, jacket,shawl, wrap, caftan. Keeping in mind that the fabric is mostly sheer. It is very light and airy. So if I make a duster, it would look very good with a solid color pantset under it, or a straight black sheath. I am going to post it on here and in my Etsy shop. I am offering it for sale in my shop and I thought that maybe there will be a creative seamstress/artist that can think of something to do with it and want to buy the piece. I will leave it posted for two weeks only in my Etsy shop. So think about it.
Will you cast your vote for the one of the items and let me know what you think. Thanks.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Another First

This is from an email I got from my son-in-law. He is an avid formula-one fan. That'a auto racing.

I'm extremely happy that Barack Obama has taken the presidency. There are two things that I really wanted this year, both were obtained in the last week. One a new, inspirational, black President, and Two a new, inspirational, black Formula One champion. Because you all know about Barack Obama, there is no need for me to explain. But you may not know about Lewis Hamilton. The first Black Formula One champion and the youngest formula one champion ever.
Formula One is the highest paid auto racing series in the World as well as the most watched Race series in the world. Forget NASCAR, Formula onesupersedes. Take a moment to educate your self (with the URL below) on another great accomplishment. Not quite the Presidency but another positive step in the same direction for Blacks and the world in general.
Enjoy...Thank God.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Me and the First Lady!

I was invited to a friend's house for her birthday. And guess who came to the party! Yes Michelle Obama. She even let me have my picture taken with her. The first thing Michelle did when she came in the door was kick her shoes off. She is a very nice person.
The person who had the birthday was Helen Miller, she is the state senate representative for Fort Dodge, IA. She commissioned me to make a jacket for her and she is also a very nice person.
This is a very historical event and I am so proud to be a part of it.

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Monday, November 3, 2008

Endless Possiblities

Since I moved to this little town of Paris, Tennessee, I have not tried to market any of my work around town, until one day I was walking downtown in the city sqaure and came across this cute little shop called Endless Possibilties. I thought it was a great name for a shop. So I went in and talked to the owner. She was standing behind the desk in a daishiki, I thought "this is a good sign" so I talked to her about me displaying some of my work in her shop. And she was delighted. So here it is, I just wanted to share. She not only features artists in the area but you can also bring in furniture and antiques. Not a junk shop. So my artwork looks very nice on her shelves. I thought I would start out with just my boxes first and I also put a vest in there. I think I will add my bags next. So if you happen to be in Paris, TN, stop in Endless Possibilities for a visit.

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