Saturday, March 22, 2014
I literally just walked in the door, hugged the kids, and plopped down in front of the computer. I couldn't wait to upload and share my experience this morning visiting the largest fabric store in the entire state of New Jersey. Yes, New Jersey isn't that big- but believe me the store was. I could've gotten lost in there! And hello!! the pile of remnant fabrics was the size of my living room and kitchen combined.
If you follow TrashN2Tees on Instgram you may have seen me post & promote BERNINA's SEWAPALOOZA events. What the heck is a uhhhh sew-a-pa-looooza anyway? It's an all day (or two day) event for sewing enthusiasts of all levels- we made some rad projects using machine techniques, serger/overlock, and embroidery designs. Complete with foam fingers!!! It was especially awesome to be on hand to help teach the serger project which I helped design- turning a tshirt into a backpack!
The sold out class even had a chance to sneak a peek at some of the upcoming book projects. We talked about different ways you can manipulate a tshirt, making and extending tshirt yarn, and I even showed them how to make some reusable produce bags from their t-shirt sleeves. I found a few kindred spirits here who jump headfirst into projects and love quick & dirty sewing as much as I do.
To find out if the Sewapalooza tour bus is making a stop in your hometown visit BERNINAUSA.com > What's New > In Store Events
Monday, March 17, 2014
Last week I found myself on Oh My Handmade Goodness 50 Creative Woman Who Inspire & Inform list- whoa! So many of the bombshells on this list I have turned to myself for guidance and inspiration. Alex, Dyana, Isa, Colleen, and Lela just to name a few. So lucky to have the love & support from all of you & special thanks with extra big hugs to Jessika Hepburn for celebrating woman who've overcome challenges, broke the mold, and continue to achieve extraordinary things! Who would you add to the list?
Friday, March 14, 2014
|Bake at 350|
|TrashN2Tees Donut Tees // Customer Photo|
|Make a Donut Costume /Studio DIY|
|Make Donut Wood Wheels // ikat bag|
|Turn Cheerios into Donuts // Maison Cupcake|
There are so many sweet (get it? hu huh huh?) tutorials floating around I could stay here all day. My brain is swirling with ideas for a lavish donut bar- if you can come over and build your own donut anyway you'd like what would be on/in it? Mine would be drizzled with marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker crumbles- or maybe white icing with Frutti Pebbles?