Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Banner

The day before Thanksgiving, I decided to create a banner that I saw on Etsy but with my own variation because I was in a mood to be crafty and get rid of a surplus of paper. I thought I was going to give this to my sister-in-law who loves fall colors or for my mother-in-law who was hosting my husband's family's Thanksgiving feast. However, my husband said he wouldn't give it to either of his relatives, and so I thought well fuck it, I'll hang it in my own home until the end of November. I like it, but I made it way too large for my dining space. Next I'm going to create a similar banner for my neighbor Tracy who will be celebrating her 40th birthday next month and has decided the colors for her party will be lime green and red.

Monday, November 7, 2011


Four years ago deep into grad school and desperately in need of some creative release from academic tedium, I took 2-day sewing classes at the now defunct Yarn, Paper, Scissors in Burlingame. One of the classes was an Amy Butler kimono robe and then a tunic, but the first class was a quilted square pillow. Very basic. Room Service, "a line of vintage-inspired pillows decorated with mod '60s prints, Hollywood Regency-style graphics, and boho kaleidoscope patterns" has two pillows I love. However, each pillow costs $39 which is a bit too steep for my pocketbook or wants me to endeavor to sew my own. Piping and a zipper would be the hurdles though. Oh yeah and there's the challenge of finding comparable fabric. And so I think my next projects will be pillows!