Thursday, August 23, 2012

Small Creative Work Spaces

I live and work in the same small space.  Sometimes it gets pretty messy and unorganized when I'm working on a project and I start pulling out fabrics, paints, trims, paper, etc. - and please, if I have a deadline to meet, it's even worse.  And did I mention 2 to 3 deadlines in a row?  But I can always tell  when it's time to clean up - to put all the paints away, close containers, fold the fabric up, etc.  It's when there's no place for my eyes to rest, if that makes sense.  When every surface in my space has something on it; it makes me feel frantic and unorganized.  After I clean up I feel a sigh of relief, I enjoy the look and ambiance of my space and then...

So, I'm always on the lookout for creative ideas to combine living and working in the same space.  Below "are a few photos".

I hope these pictures offer you some creative ideas to make the perfect work space in your space!  Have a great weekend!

Photos: courtsey of Houzz

Silk, Lace and Linen Made to Order!

It's been a long very long time since I designed clothing for a client.  Ms. P. ask me to create a lace top to compliment this silk tunic she purchased from Brooklyn, New York, designer "Bebo".  The pants are made from a heavy textured linen.  The hem of the lace top is uneven and unfinished to mimic the hemline of the tunic.  Below "are a few photos".

A belt was made to create another look for the top

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mix Media Textile Art!

Textile Artwork!

This folk art inspired, mix media piece, was honestly inspired by an artist's work I saw while surfing the internet awhile ago -  I apologize, didn't write down the artist's name to give full credit to him or her.

A recycled John Hancock statement envelope, watercolor, fabric remnants from another project, thread, and other found objects were used to create what I call "The Neighborhood". 

I hope this piece inspires you to recycle, reuse, repurpose, artwork for your space!

photos by:eve

Saturday, August 18, 2012

DIY Pillbox Hat

Ms J. ask me to make a pillbox hat for a bridal shower tomorrow.  All the guests to the shower were ask to wear hats.   

She liked the idea of the hat being a pillbox and gave me the colors she thought would work.  Ms J. was not able to make it to my studio until after 8:00 pm and I had an appointment at 7:00 pm.   Before I left, I  pulled fabrics I thought would work for the hat for her to see based on our conversation and me not being able to see the dress. 

When I returned back to the studio, Ms. J. had left her dress - (a pink zebra print on a white background ) but, she left the color and design of the hat up to me.

Below "are a few photos" of the hat I designed.  I hope Ms. J. loves her pillbox hat!

Ms. J.'s zebra print dress.

Stay cool and be kind to someone this weekend!

photos by:  eve

Monday, August 13, 2012

Easy DIY Window Treatments

A Family member needed a curtain for her bathroom window.   Even though the window is frosted, you could still see through it.

This is a fairly easy curtain to make.  It could be no-sew if you use press on hemming tape instead of a sewing machine.  Below are "a few photos" of the curtain and instructions on how to make it.


I made a little mini sample for you:

1.   Measure the inside of your window - length (top to bottom), Width
      (side to side)

2.   Using your measurements, add an additional 1/2" to all the edges 
     for the hem

3.   For the top flap, measure and cut a little more than 1/3 of the length of the

4.   Cut 4 ribbons 6" longer than the curtains, stitch 2 to the front of the curtain
      and two to the back evnly between the center of the curtain and the side  
      side edge of the curtain

5.   Sew the flap to the curtain - right side of flat to wrong side of your

6.   That's it!  A tension rod was purchased and placed between the curtain 
      and the flap.

      If you have questions or need more information, email me at  

photos by: eve

Friday, August 10, 2012

Kenye West Fall 2012 - Ohh Yea!

Ok! OK!
By now you know I love me some Kenye West.
His Fall 2012 collection is dark, has plenty of fur, body skimming silhouettes, black leather and shear panels.  "Below are of few photos" of my favorite looks from his collection:

These knee high boots are awesome!

When I think of Kenye West, I think of a creative achiever.  He's an inspiration to me.  Love it!

So!  -  Have a great achieving weekend; and be kind to yourself!

photos:  fashionologie