Friday, October 29, 2010


We are in the Halloween spirit around here.  Check out the Fifth Grade mummy  dance party!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Miro paintings

In Kindergarten at my school we spend the whole year in Art looking at and talking about shapes and colors.  We talk about mixing colors.  We use all different kinds of materials. We play games with shapes and colors overlapping and peeking out. We look at the work of Abstract expressionists and try to imagine how they might have made the marks they did.  This is one of my favorite projects ever and here are some examples of the amazing work these kids have created!

Mesopotamians Shirt

Arjun LOVES this song:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAMRTGv82Zo

He loves it so much that I made him a shirt to wear while he is singing along.  Of course, I realize now that I will need to make him another Mesopotamians shirt since he wants to wear this one everyday.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Dress design for Shabby Apple Dress Competition

Shabby Apple is a very cool dress company! Take a look at their designs!

They are hosting a competition for a spring dress design and this is the dress that I have come up with.
It is simple and comfortable. When I design clothing, I do the designing as I am stitching. I put this one together with fabrics that I had on hand. It is a combination of rejuvenated clothing and new yardage. I drew my colors from the central piece that was formerly known as a dowdy old turtleneck. I'll be wearing this dress to work tomorrow, but if it were springtime, and I had a "springier" green fabric available, I would use that for the sleeves and bottom swirl. I think I'd shorten the sleeves as well.
Here's the link back to the site:
Donna, thank you for the pictures! The top one is my favorite!

Andy Goldsworthy

Arjun and I made our own Andy Goldsworthy style sculpture while cleaning up the yard.

The Fifth Graders at my school spend a few days at Nature's Classroom every year at the beginning of the year. They miss Art while they are away!
This year I decided to give them an Art "assignment" to do while they were there. Before they left we watched Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers and Tides. They were REALLY into it. Here are some of the sculptures they made in the style of Andy Goldsworthy.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

New Dresses

I am going to try to start blogging again!
Well, I think I might already be exaggerating, since really I have only ever published one post. Ever.
My plan is to shoot for once or twice every two weeks. I will share new sewing projects and designs and student projects from school.

So......here are some adult dresses that I recently stitched. And a shirt.
All three were made from pre-existing garments.
(Suz, I'm starting off slow and keeping it simple!)