Friday, June 26, 2009

Help me Name this bird!

Calling all bird lovers -- Please help me identify this one.

She flys to our Evergreen all the time and sings beautifully.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Swiss Flag

I was challenged to create an all leather bi-fold wallet with the flag of Switzerland. First I tried dying some veg tanned leather but my dyes bled.

The end result is reverse applique - I cut the cross out of the red leather and backed in white leather then stitched around the cross - voila!

I have listed this wallet in my Dawanda shop!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Dollar Store Organization

First I would like to say thank you to everyone who commented on my studio.

The bins that sit on top of my fabric storage shelves have an assortment of leather scraps, display equipment, items from my other store as well as linings.

Since these bins are opaque I can not see what is in them and I have to climb up on a ladder to bring the bins down to go through them. I wanted a way to identify the contents from ground level.

I discovered chalkboard labels at my local dollar store and absolutely love the look and that they have fulfilled my need.



Sunday, June 14, 2009

Jamaican Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas!

That was the scene at my house last night - Yummy!!!!!!!!!!

We still have leftovers - is it lunch yet?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Studio ReVamp after the Storm

It took almost a week but I finally got my studio back together after preparing for that craft show. Everything was in a state so whenever I can't think, I re-decorate!

The only change really, was swapping my cutting/drafting table with my riveting station.

I really like the change, it seems more condusive to work and I will be forced to keep my table clear as it is the first thing to be seen when you walk in the door.

First up is where the 'business' of Sewlutions by AMO happens.

This is where I draft and cut

All Sewing is done here:

Fabric Storage

Pressing Station

Shipping and wrapping station

Riveting is done here!

Storage Shelf
The view from my window is my beautiful birch tree.
Stay tuned for my next revamp........

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Craft Show Update

Here are some pictures of my booth setup at the Unionville Festival on Saturday.

Thank you to everyone who came by to support me!

Here are some pictures of my booth set up for the Unionville show I did on Saturday. The weather was fabulous!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

June Update!

It has been a while since I posted anything and here's why. I am enrolled in a Marketing night class that is very intense - certainly not the fluff class I thought it would be.

I am also getting ready for 2 craft shows, the first being the Unionville show this coming Saturday June 6th. The 2nd show will be July 17, 18, 19th in the Muskokas - Bracebridge, Ontario.

Preparing for these 2 shows, while going about life isn't an easy task. Trying to come up with creative ways to display things on a budget is even trickier. I have been racking my mind on what to do about table coverings and since time is running out, I decided to make my own using drop cloths and yardage I had on hand.

My method of construction was draping, that way it was a custom fit. Not the best job I could have done, but it is completed and I am happy about that!

The covers shown here are a little wrinkled and I will probably press it the night before.
I need to do a mock set up before the show so look for more pics coming soon!
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