Monday, November 30, 2009

Not Your Mother's Sewing Class

November 2009. We had a total of 10 women at the workshop, 6 new seamstresses. It was SO MUCH FUN! We of course started with crumb cake & coffee talk and then had our go at pillow making. My mantra all day was, "Perfection is Not Our Goal." Because that is something I needed to hear when I was a baby seamstress (which I'm now only a toddler [and growing...]).

When I first entertained the idea of learning to sew, I wanted to learn two things: the basics & a creative process. Eileen taught me the basics, but I stumbled through my creative process. I longed for sewing sisters. Which is what inspired this workshop. I wanted to help women conquer their fear of the sewing machine and inspire them to create beautiful things. And I think both were initiated. We didn't follow a pattern per se, I just designed this basic pillow and taught the ladies how to make it. (And frankly, I'm still completely intimidated by patterns. I WILL conquer that one! And it will probably be inspiration for future workshops;).

Here are a few pics that Eileen took during the workshop:

Friday, November 27, 2009

Rhonda's Blog

My friend Rhonda just wrote a beautiful post. Check it out.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wedding gift

Here are the pillows I made for my friend (like-a-cousin) Julie's recent wedding. I have a bunch more photos to share with you, but my computer is not cooperating, saying the files are corrupted. Dang. We'll see if my Techy Prince can remedy this situation (he almost always come to my rescue in such dilemmas). Stay tuned....

Edible Spirituality

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years.

One of the best books I've ever read. I have fifteen pages left and once I'm finished, I plan on starting back at page one.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Little Rock

Visiting Tori and Mike

They live in a Catholic church that was renovated into loft apartments. It is way cool.

And this is why...

Tori is one of my Taste Guru's.

She made most of the art on her walls.

I LOVE this couch!!!

And this face....

She made this out of an old granny sweater, cute huh?!

Friday, November 6, 2009

I'm hosting a workshop...

Not Your Mothers Sewing Class.

This one's for the gals of the new millennium. Come and learn to sew. Join us as we embark into the haute couture world of pillows and appliqué, one baby step at a time.

Time: November 21. 9am-1pm
Place: Trinity Church
4300 Cole Ave
Dallas, TX 75209
Cost: $25

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Good Hair

We give two thumbs way up to "Good Hair", Chris Rock's new documentary film.