Hello out there in blogland, remember me? I am back from and extended, unintended blog hiatus. During the summer I really felt the need to reduce my computer usage and emailing. I really wanted to spend the last remaining summer days interacting with my daughter more before she went back to school. I'm sure most of you can relate to this. Blogging is so fun, but it does tend to eat up considerable chunks of time, composing and responding. Like most things in life, it's a balancing act isn't it? But I've missed it so, and am eager to show some things I've made recently for etsy and the Pawtucket Arts Festival which I've done for the 2nd year in a row, and for the second year in a row it's rained cats and dogs for at least one of the days. But it was a success, and am very happy about that.
The next show coming up in December is the Foundry Artist Show in Providence. I'm so honored to be a part of such a distinguished group of local artists and craftspeople. I have already begun to prepare for this 8 day extravaganza. Oy. Here are a few things I've made so far. The first group are bags made from my husbands cast-off suit jackets. Disclaimer: This is not my original idea. i saw these from this Etsy seller and was instantly hooked on the idea. How cool are they? These are my interpretation:
I am in love with Anna Maria Horner's Drawing room fabric. I paired this ornate scroll pattern with lucious Framboise velveteen.
Ok that's it for now, I need to keep is short and sweet to ease back in. Plus my computer is acting wonky right now, and I think I need to give it a rest. A rest now and then is good.