Monday, November 30, 2009

Eyecandy from the Red, Aqua & Pink group

Yummy colors and awesome designs make me think that pink, aqua, and red mixed in with some creams are the way I am going to go with my holiday gift making.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

House Mannequins

Recently I've been working quite a bit with Annette Tatum of House, Inc.  Her new book "The Well Dressed Home" was just released and for the launch she had me come up with mannequins to reflect themes in the book.  Here are pictures of romantic, eco, resort, and vintage.  I wish work could always be this much fun!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Fabric Headband

A simple project perfect for a holiday gift.  I made this one for Annette Tatum with lovely fabric from her House, Inc. line.  Any simple cotton broadcloth or shantung silk will do. It's important that the fabric not be too thick or else it will really bunch up around the curved bottom tips of the headband or too fine or else the texture of the batting will show through so no silk scarves for this one unless there is a thin cotton lining underneath.

What you need:

  • Batting from a jewelry box
  • Hot glue gun
  • A wide plastic headband
  • A quarter yard fabric
  • Felt in complimenting color
  • Scissors

Step 1- Cut the bating and cover  the headband.

Step 2-  Make a line of hot glue at the edge of the headband and glue fabric a 1/4 inch in trimming closely to the shape of the headband.

Step 3-  Line the inside of the headband with felt cut 1/8 inch smaller than the inside of the headband.