And so, my spring has sprung into action!

I have just taken a  costume design job that I am excited about, I will be designing a period (11th century) MacBeth for a June production.  Also, I am commissioned to a “Jolly Green Giant” costume for a private client as well.   Just like that I am BOOKED until June or July!   I really don’t know much more about the production until Saturday, when I meet the director. 

Michael Kors can eat me!!

Michael Kors can eat me!!

In other news I have taken pictures of new stuff for my Etsy site, so that will be trickling up on to the site over the next couple of days.  I will also be taking more photos on Monday, so check it out.

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… these are a few of my favorite things.

This weeks favorite things… has to start with every thing from the last post.  The beautiful pile of wool, the machine…. SHEESH! I am really still in complete shock.  But we’ll move on.

 

Amazing aesthic.  Great layering.  Perfect colors.

Amazing aesthic. Great layering. Perfect colors.

2) Gudrun Sjoden.  Swedish Design.  So beautiful.  I don’t even really know how to pronounce this women’s clothing and home decor company but I have been getting their catalogue for just over a year and I am completely smitten.  Of course, if I could convert EU’s to dollars I would prolly realize that I can’t afford anything, so I just use it for inspiration.  Even the catalogue is beautifully designed.  They are layering masters.  AND they are totally committed to sustainability and organic certification.

cleaning noses since 1500 BCE.

cleaning noses since 1500 BCE.

3) The Netti Pot.  This ancient invention is my modern saving grace.  Nasal Irrigation is (in my opinion) super important for us textile enthusiast because there are lots of fibers floating around.  It is kind of odd getting started, feels weird but once you get the hang of it it’s addicting.  There are many how tos on YouTube, here is one.

raw goods.

raw goods.

4) I HAD to buy some of the trim two or three week ago.  It is from Anna Sui.  It is an amazing $6 a yard- for embroidered silk organza.   Had to.  Now I have been petting it like it is a cat of something.  It makes me smile!

scrum-diddly-umptious!

scrum-diddly-umptious!

5) This is something that I did not buy…. but totally lust after.  It is a cotton from Italy.  It has a beautiful hand and subtle shadow stripe seersucker.  I thought I was going to be able to buy some wholesale from a dealer in NYC but it fell through…. and I don’t think I want to pay retail even with my discount.  I am cheap…. sometimes… at least.

Dude…. I just won a $3500 dollar sewing machine!!!!

Yes... I am fully addicted.

Yes... I am fully addicted.

O. K. so every year Nancy’s (my day job) goes to the Puyallup Sew Expo put on by Washington State University and held on the Washington State Fair Grounds.  We are a vendor and we sell off lots of fabric… mostly stuff that is on sale.  It is the biggest Sew Expo in the country.   It is definitely not my crowd, but it is different then my usual work day so I like to go.  I call it the SEA of quilted vest with to much shit tacked on the surface, mullets, and sparkle pins declaring “I love to sew”…. yes gross but good for people gawking.  I just wish I could turn off the flash on my camera phone so I could inconspicuously post some prime examples here but I am technically deficient. 

There are a few vendors that I look forward to see.  Pendleton brings out there wools.  I don’t do southwestern themed blankets but their plaid are freakin’ amazing and good price.  For the first time EVER I saw an Eco- friendly Eco Wise wool that was actually Cradle to Cradle CERTIFIED.  I have read a lot about this type of sustainability certification but had never come across a piece of cloth that measured up to the standard (I have a whole blog planned for this topic but need to do some more research.) Very well done Pendleton!! 

I also get drawn into The Wool House from Toronto.  They are A) really good sales men and B) have amazing cashmere.  Point made.

I also like Vouge Fabrics from Chicago…. but I did not buy anything from them this year:(

AND FINALLY….

on Sunday ’bout 4:30 I get a call that I don’t recognize so it goes to voice mail and about 10 minutes later I check the message.  “Well hello Angela, this is your lucky day.  You just won the Sew Expo Door Prize- A Brother Sewing Machine….” I really don’t hear anything past that as I turn to a co-worker and scream, “I just won the door prize.”  I race over to the Door Prize booth to discover that I freakin’ WON a $3500.00 dollar Brother sewing machine donated by Quality Sewing and Vacuum.  I cannot fully believe it…. holly sh–molly!   It is the brand new Porsche my world.

Will someone just pinch me!

Will someone just pinch me!