Saturday, June 11, 2011

Portland Craft Party

I had such a blast last night volunteering for the I Heart Art Portland Etsy Craft Party at the Museum of Contemporary Craft. It was an amazing night benefitting the Japan Earthquake relief. I was assigned to work the Artist Trading Cards table where I was so inspired by the amount of creative talent crafting cards from various found papers, prints, markers, rub-on letters and other craft supplies.
Not only were folks creating mini works of art, they were actually swapping their new trading cards with others and making new connections. Group hug, anyone?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Dottie Daytime dress

With Summer on the horizon, I am so inspired to finish some projects that have been stashed in my "projects" bag in the sewing closet. I love this dotted stretch knit fabric and the folks over at SewPo helped me find a fun contrasting cotton trim for the pocket and hem.
My daughter loves the bubbly print and the stretch knit is perfect for the playground.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Put a Lid on It

The sun in Portland is finally starting to come out and play and with it comes the sundresses and sunscreen. I have been dying to make a pattern out of the new oliver + s book "little things to sew". The reversible bucket hat was just the right project that I could crank out during my daughter's nap in 2 hrs. flat. Whew!
My daughter's only request was to "put a big flower on it" so I fashioned a gathered flower from the tiny bits of fabric remnants. I love the fabric-covered button made from the leftover contrast fabric. In order to keep the hat reversible, I attached the flower with a large snap so that it can be removed or repositioned on the opposite side.
I purchased the green and navy fabrics that I picked up at SewPo go so well together and the finished had fit her perfectly! I may make another version of this hat in a coated cotton for next year's rainy season.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Gather 'Round for June's "Sew.Darn.Drunk." Workshop!

It's time to start rockin' Summer frocks and plunging necklines. We're whipping up some stylish neckwear at this month's Sew.Darn.Drunk. workshop. You'll learn to make a "Gather 'Round Necklace" from fabric yo-yo's and vintage buttons. All fabric, supplies, instruction, fizzy beverage and snacks will be provided! No previous sewing experience necessary. If we see a return in warm weather we'll even set up outside the bus, Summer camp style.
Shop Lodekka for an additional 25% discount before or after the event.

Mark your calendar for Thursday, June 9th at 6:30 p.m.
Admission is $30 or bring a friend and only pay $25 each.
Call Erin to reserve your spot at (503) 703-3605.
Lodekka is located at the corner of N. Williams and N. Failing.
* Feel free to bring your favorite concoction if our monthly beverage is not your cup of tea!

Friday, June 3, 2011

"Felt So Good" to make this case

At our last "Sew.Darn.Drunk" workshop we created eyeglass cases and wallets from felted wool sweaters. The results were amazing, not to mention that the evening was a warm one and the drinks were flowing.