Category: Projects

30 Sep

Making a Wiksten Haori with Blackbird Fabrics

I attended my first all-day sewing class a few weekends ago at Blackbird Fabrics. I was there to construct the Wiksten Haori from scratch, start to finish in one day. This was a feat I’d never previously accomplished (and may never again). I’d bought fabric and the pattern to make the jacket for myself in […]

26 Aug

31 Days of Paper Play

In July I worked on a new daily project called, 31 Days of Paper Play. I felt I needed time to explore and experiment with new techniques, and this was my way to make it happen. I referenced multiple books on paper techniques from my personal library to generate ideas each day. Daily projects work […]

14 Apr

1 Second A Day of Patterns Part 2

I continued with the theme of patterns for my 1 Second a Day videos in March. I came across so many interesting bits of pattern design last month, and also kept noticing new things in familiar places. I decided to take a break from the project this month but I’ve been missing it, and still […]

04 Feb

Introducing The Heart Enamel Pin

I am pleased to share the heart enamel pin I designed, based upon one of my cut paper pieces. Producing these has been on my goal list for over a year, and it feels like there were many obstacles in the way to making it happen, but I finally did it. The pins are hard […]

14 Jan

A Beautiful Side Table Reborn

I thrifted this side table all the way back in June 2012 from an interesting furniture store no longer in business on The Drive. I was walking past the shop and the table was sitting outside with a note on it asking who would be the one to make it beautiful again. At a $15 […]

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