see that was kinda a pun.. "sew much" vs. "so much". Yeah well what do you want it's Monday. What a long and busy weekend, and it did involve sewing, and even bleeding, but I will get to that in a bit. I went out to Santa Clarita Craft Lab yesterday to teach a class in image transfer.I had kinda retired this class because it is hard to teach and still have the students leave with a completed project. It is a lot of info, and it can get confusing very easily. I have tried hand outs and demos and samples, and finally decided to shelve this class. Well Cyndi would not hear of it, and made me come of retirement. I lamented on how to share this info in a clear way and still have a product at the end. Finally after a 2 hour avoidance nap 2 weeks ago, I got it. I made books for each student- wire coil bound them and inside had a page with a transfer technique, and the opposing page they could place a sample that they made. We did 6 different transfer techniques, and worked on wood, paper, metal, fabric, and sculpty! It worked wonderfully, and they even ended up decorating their books with image transfers! see the notebooks?
Other happenings around this weekend- BUNNIES!!! Yes, it is that time of year ( actually I am starting a little bit earlier this year) to get bushels of bunnies ready for holiday sales. I do actually make bunnies and kitties all year long, but now is when there is a bunny explosion and they take over the house. I prep my sweaters in the living room, and stitch in the dining room,stuff and finish in the living room and then stack them in the dining room like little bunny soldiers on the buffet until it is time to go. I always love to see bunches of them together. This morning though, as I was sewing, I did something I have never done before... I sewed my finger!!! EEEEWWWWW!! I have heard stories of people doing this, I really never considered it would happen to me. The funny part is, I actually kinda just stuck my finger in under the needle- It wasn't like I was sewing along and got all outta control, it was like an involuntary twitch.
Anyway, ouch. To top it off we only had those crappy band aids that are plastic-y not the nice fabric stretchy kind, or even a happy "hello kitty" kind. Humm, must rectify this ASAP.
Last weekend I went to Zinnia and helped out where I could with their move. They officially opened today at the new location, 1024 Mission St. South Pasadena, just 5 doors West of the old store. A larger space, with so much new stuff, and so much eye candy~ it will all make sense once you see it. When I heard that Tam was going to move the store, I just couldn't imagine, it seemed so perfect as is. Just wait though... it is a slice of heaven for artist /crafters! And I am gonna spill the beans here and tell you to be sure to say hi to "Ally" the new store cat!! Joe, Paul, Suki and I have wanted a store cat forever... Tam's take on it was that if a cat showed up- then so be it! Well, our plan of planting the cutest cat ever in the ally for Tam to find worked perfectly, and most hang loose cat I have ever met has taken our hearts and become a member of Zinnia!