February 17, 2007

Moving Over

I'm going to experiment blogging from Flickr. For me it's all about the photos anyway and I seem to be doing double duty uploading my images to Flickr and then coming over here to post them again. If I have withdrawal symptoms – I'll be back but until then, dear reader (hi Tracy) you can find me over here http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluecoat/

February 14, 2007

Will you?


Happy Valentine's Day everyone

February 12, 2007

Having fun in San Francisco

Jam-packed weekend. Saturday night we went to Lisa's opening at the Reform School and enjoyed meeting her and splurging on a piece. I love it!

Sunday afternoon I flew up to San Francisco for business and made a pilgrimage to Doe. Lots of yummy stuff to buy.


I spent today at the City Club for an Adaptive Path conference listening to a stellar list of presenters. A highlight for me was Caterina Fake, the co-founder of Flickr. As is always the case with these conferences you take on so much in such a short period - I feel like my head is going to explode.


Allegory of California by Diego Rivera at the City Club

February 07, 2007


I picked up a bunch of covered buttons at my local thrift store. Someone obviously had fun with a button maker and never got around to using them all. I'm in love with all the bright colors.

Thrifted covered buttons

But my favorites are these sweet little polka dot ones.

Thrifted covered buttons

February 06, 2007


Vintage wrapping paper has to be one of my most favorite things. Look at the amazing paper Tracy wrapped my birthday present in this year...sooooo beautiful.


And you know you have a good friend when she gives you the very same thing from Superbuzzy you ordered for yourself the week before. Hers is much nicer however as it comes with a ribbon and dachshund linen tape.


And as if it could get any better look at this beauty – Thanks Tracy!


February 03, 2007

WIP Saturday


January 26, 2007

Tracy - as promised. So I thought a pattern making course would be fun to take. Several prerequisites later I start a Introduction to Apparel Construction course tomorrow morning through continuing education at Otis.

The best part, of course, is having to buy all those supplies. The source they recommend is Tops Art Supply in Korea Town. I had so much fun driving over one lunch time and look at the booty I brought back with me. And – finally a use for that thrifted bag...


Thrift find

Thrift find

January 22, 2007


I worked at home on Friday which I don't do very often and Henry, overcome by the need for love, insisted on sitting on my lap as often as he could. I took the opportunity to get some photos of him as he never sits still for photos.


Henry the dog

Francis Bacon

Henry the dog

January 20, 2007

Other people's fabric scraps

I had a lucky find in my local thrift shop this week– a big bag of fabric scraps. I washed them and had fun ironing and going through them all.



My kind of fabric...




More to go through...


It got me thinking about what I could make out of them. Here is a first go – a little lavender sachet bird. The wing is appliquéd. I technique I learned in my quilting class a while back.


January 19, 2007

What to choose...

Hey Tracy. So if I'm going to make this apron reversible what fabric should I use? I was also thinking a Kate Spade green for the bias binding. What do you think?