Thursday, October 29, 2009


Here are a few new pieces I've been working on. I'm hoping to do a few craft fairs so I've been busy making different pieces. I"ve also been making some Christmas gifts. Its so fun just playing with scraps and buttons and enjoying color. ˚

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Petty Crux set design

My friend Jason is in this band called Petty Crux and they asked me to help them out doing some set design for there live performances. I made 2 amp covers and backdrop on the piano of clouds and rain. They have an amazing website and I took inspiration from it. They recently played a gig in Dakota lounge in Santa Monica and I think they set design was effective.

Culver City daytrip

This weeks daytrip with Kathlene and Tegan was to Culver City. We went to Royal T and were so surprised at how amazing and cool this place was. We got there in time to enjoy the Dine LA lunch special - delicious. The gift shop and gallery was Japanese art inspired loved it.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Pasadena DIY Holiday Class

My friend Mary Becker attended one of my embroidery classes and asked if I would do another class out near were she lived in Pasadena.
Its approaching the holiday season and I thought a DIY craft class would be fun. This class takes place on November 21st and you get to choice which of the 3 gifts you would like to make during the class. Yoyo necklace, tote bag and a baby name banner. Everyone will get to learn how to make all three and I will supply the materials for 2 of them.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Studio City daytrip

Kathlene, Tegan, Sienna and I went to Studio City for our weekly daytrip. It was an amazing and interesting part of LA that I hadn't explored yet. Two highlights were The big Sugar Bakeshop and Henry Road. We tired are weekly red velvet cupcake - delicious at the bakeshop. Henry Road was so inspiring with beautiful hand made fabrics.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Zimmer Children's Muesum Los Angeles

At Mummy group last week we all went to the Zimmer Children's Muesum. It was great seeing Sienna begin to react to everything around here. We particularly enjoyed splashing around with her friend Emma at the water feature.
Lynne Patti organises are mummy group each Wednesday - she is such a great friend and always has great mummy advice for me whenever I need it. She has just started up her own blog and you need to check it out.

Jason's Jacket

My neighbor Jason Roswell and I went thrift store shopping last week. He found this great tuxedo jacket. The sleeves were to short so I can up with this idea of adding white cuffs from another shirt to the jacket. It turned out great and he got amazing comments from people when he wore it.
Jason is in this great band called Petty Crux and has asked me to help him come up with some great design concepts for their on stage presence. I will blog about the process!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sienna's 1st Birthday Party - Party Dress

The last birthday party post I promise.....
It was my first attempt since Home Economics in school to use a pattern and make something. My good friend Heewon gave me this pattern as a gift and was excited to give it ago. I was really pleased with how it turned out. I added some little extras like the pink tulle petticoat and trim. Also made her some cute little hairclips too.
Don't you love Sienna's dirty feet!!!