Friday's show was amazing. Way better than the July show for a couple of reasons: Jon's music made the atmosphere fun and festive, more people, people lingered and that translated into lots of sales. I was more relaxed too. I assigned photographic duties to my oldest son. Not that he's not a good kid, but a photographer...nope. In 4 hours he took 10 pictures. Here's the only not blurry one and it was taken of my hubby and Jon before the show began. Trust me, it was a fabulous evening. Any one interested in coming to be my photographer for the September show?
Sunday I played with Kaffe Fasset's idea of shirt stripe boxes. I've been collecting striped shirts forever. I used his templates, made my own and I'm still not quite satisfied. I learned that not all stripes are equal. Some work well in this design and some don't work at all. I did a sort of argyle type quilting. I do like that and the bias binding is nice too. I'm not sure I'll be making a larger version. I'm still thinking about it.
I love when the "back to school" items appear on store shelves. There are always such fun storage ideas and usually they come in bright, nifty colors. These were at wal mart for cheap! I have 6 of them on these shelves to put works in progress. I like to keep things sorted and separate so that projects don't get mixed up or lost since I'm always working on so many things at once, this system really helps me pick up where I left off.
I put a couple here to plop things I use often....like all my painter's tape and my rulers and tools. I love how they pick up the colors in the yardsticks on my thread cabinet.
I think I've set a color theme for the studio. I had some 'bright tangerine' paint that I picked up in the paint reject section a few years ago. I was going to get formica to cover my work table (the one I made from the platform bed), but formica is expensive and this seemed like a great solution. So, I painted the table like this. Just one coat done, but I think it's going to be so bright and fun.
Maybe a pale spring green on the walls and some fun fabric for a valance? Stay tuned.