Monday, September 20, 2010

Bye Bye Summer, Hello Fall!

I stepped outside into my garden this afternoon and it really hit me that that summer was at an end. It is beautiful bright and breazy outside and all of the rain clouds have gone into hiding.  This is the kind of day I wish it was everyday and I remember why I love living in Miami!

I had a wonderful and busy summer this year and there is so much to catch up on.  I get so wrapped up in making things and having fun with my work that I forget about everything else around me! :)

I'll begin by sharing the link to an interview I did with my friend April this summer for her blog a thoughtful life.  I met April in college and she is a wonderful friend and a wonderful artist.  This interview is just a little insight on me and my obsession with color and pretty things! :)

 Here is a picture of a few of the new Becky cases I made which I will be adding to my Etsy store this week. I just love making these cases! They are so bright and colorful and they just make me happy. :)

The red Becky case on the left is a little experiment I tried with fabric pleating.  I really liked this pretty red and white cotton lawn fabric but I thought it was just a little too plain for my taste. 

So I decided to interface the fabric with a light weight fusible interfacing and made random pleats.

I interfaced the fabric again to hold the pleating in place and then I stitched it with a coordinating red thread.

Now it is perfect! :) I think the Becky case out of the fabric turned out so cute and it is now available in my etsy shop here!

I also re-designed my Sophia Wristlet this past month.
I added little side loops to make it convertible.  I think they all turned out really well too!

As you can see, I've been busy and I am also working on two or three new projects.
There just isn't enough time in a day to get everything done but I'm trying my best! :)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Summer and I'll try to keep in touch more this Fall!


  1. Awesome stuff!! I love the pleated Becky case! And the newly redesigned Sophia is brilliant! Keep up the great work. :)

  2. I love your experimental technique! It adds texture and I bet a lot of structure too. I love the green and orange ones!