3.5 x 21 Bricks

September 2nd, 2010

My niece started her freshmen year at UGA. When making the curtains for her dorm room, we didn’t have the length measurement, and the building was locked tight before school started. We counted bricks, and 3-1/2 bricks by 21 bricks yielded 28″ x 59″.  They landed perfectly!  Yeah! 

See more pics here:  UGA Brumby Dorm Curtains and Embellisments

brumby dorm windows at UGA

 

 

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Needlework Designer, Marion Scoular

February 7th, 2010

I have admired Marion’s work since 1989.  She designs, writes and teaches, specializing in blackwork and hardanger. These 2 pieces are amazing:

Dragonfly hardanger design by Marion Scoular

Hardanger Dragonfly

Princess and the Pea Marion Scoular Needlework Design

Princess and the Pea – Blackwork

See more of her work here:  www.needleart.org/Scoular/MarionPieces.php

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Stitches South – April 10-13 at Georgia International Convention Center

February 6th, 2010

The Knitting Universe’s Stitches is coming back to Atlanta again in April, 2014.  There will be a great selection of classes, exhibitors, materials, designers and inspiration here.

They have 4 shows each year, East, West, South and MidWest.

Visit their site for more information at  www.knittinguniverse.com/stitches

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2014 Sewing Expo – Gwinnett Center

February 5th, 2010

Sewing Expo logo
The annual quilt and sewing expo is coming back to Gwinnett Civic Center March 13-15 (Thursday-Saturday).  While the majority of exhibitors and classes are for quilting and fashion sewing, you will find many other classes for embellishing, home decorating, machine embroidery and more.  I always find great inspiration at this show for my varied interests.  Visit their site to see the online list of exhibitors and download their PDF brochure.

www.sewingexpo.com/AtlantaGA

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Jackie von Tobel in Atlanta in March

January 15th, 2010

Jackie von Tobel, Author and Designer, will be presenting a full day seminar in Atlanta in association with the Designers Workroom Council.  Join other Workrooms and Interior Designers to learn and network.

Click for Seminar and Registration Details

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Shopping for a Girl like Her

January 1st, 2010

The store was packed with smiling girls and a few puzzled boys and men. The wait for getting their doll’s hair done was 3 hours, and there were no empty seats in the bistro for humans or dolls.  Emma Kate found the doll “Just Like Her”, doll #39, with shoulder length brown hair and blue eyes.  She has almost decided on her name.  Name or not, we are set.  With fabric, yarn, sewing machines, knitting needles and endless ideas for projects, this doll will be stylish and well dressed and accessorized.


What an amazing story of the founder of American Girl, Pleasant Rowland. In the mid-80’s, she was simply shopping for dolls for her nieces, and the frustration of not finding a suitable doll, combined with her strong interest in history and writing, led to the creation of the American Girl enterprise.  Click here to read more

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First Sewing Machine

December 31st, 2009

Suitable to the theme of her 8th birthday party, Emma Kate got her first sewing machine. First project was easy fingerless gloves.

To finish, we added black trim by crocheting 2 strands of eyelash yarn together and hand stitching to gloves.  Matching scarf next?  Our list of projects is growing.

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Fashion Party for my 8-year-old niece

December 30th, 2009

This year’s party was a “Project Runway” theme, with guests bringing tops and jeans to embellish with buttons, trims and iron-ons.   Time and thread flew as the girls selected the perfect embellishments for their outfit and personality.  We wrapped up with each girl posing in their completed projects for the magazine covers.

Click to see complete newsletter

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Website for Designers Workroom Council

October 29th, 2009

Just finishing up the site for the Designers Workroom Council – Serving Designers and Workrooms in the Metro Atlanta Area. Used Adobe products – Illustrator, Photoshop and Dreamweaver to create. This creative group meets monthly to network, mentor, work on community service projects and enjoy seminars presented by some of the top recognized talents in the window treatment and interior design industry. www.designersworkroomcouncil.com Screen shot of designers workroom council home page

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Sketch for Empire Valances

March 7th, 2009

Empire Valances for Breakfast Room

Empire Valances for Breakfast Room

Photoshop used to draw bay of windows to scale and then apply empire valances. Starting with the center window, the others were duplicated and perspective adjusted. The original photo of the windows before the curtains were installed was from a low resolution image, but it was still used as a guide for the sketch.

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