Monday, January 31, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
If you're around Georgetown, stop in and see me. Take a peek at what I'm working on. Look at all the handbags, bibs, burp cloths, dresses, skirts, headbands. Or pick out fabrics for your custom order. Mama Ds and Annarella Girl love working on special orders. We take great pride in the quality of our workmanship. Everything is made to be used and loved. Since parenthood is enough of a challenging gig, we want you to be able to relax with the easy care of what we make, but at the same time be proud of how beautiful everything is.
You don't need to be buying to stop in and see me. Just say hello. Mama Ds is at 407 West University Ave, Geogetown, Texas. Although I'm there only on Tues and Thurs 11-4, the store is open from Tues. through Sat 11-4. If you're making a special trip to see our space, call 512-845-4042 to make sure someone is there. Jennifer D has 3 children and is sometimes called away from her time at the store to care for sick kids. Such is the nature of small creative businesses. Sometimes families take precedent.
Off to sew. See you at Mama Ds.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
inspired by a Texas sunset....romper, size 18-24 months...doesn't make you smile?
(top) inspired by a Carribean island....skirt size medium...makes me feel warm and sunny.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Saturday, January 15, 2011
skirt, size large (7-8) One of a kind - last of the bird fabric.
As I work blissfully away, I watch TV. This week has been a sad one. Lots of coverage about the shootings in Tucson. Everyone asking why? I'm glad to see the gun control debate opening again since it is an area where we need some reform. But I'm not to hopeful. Ever since I saw in the assasination attempt of President Reagan the gunning down of James Brady which led his wife and he to unsuccessfully lobby for limited gun control, I lost hope for some common sense legislation for the sales and ownership of weapons meant to kill and maim many in a mere matter of seconds. On a brighter note there were many heroes that day. People who did everything they could to comfort and care for the victims. There were many in the chaos who demonstrated the good side of humanity. Thanks!
Enough ranting. On this rainy Saturday I'm cutting out dresses, skirts and rompers to work on next week. Looking forward to snacking on a pot of vegetable soup made by my husband. (Isn't he a dear!) And watching an old movie or two. Along that line I finally watched "Julie and Julia" after the holidays. Now I've finished the book. Really, really enjoyed it. Sometimes it made me very hungry, but more often left me in horrified awe over the lengths Julie had to go to in order to make the recipes. Really hack sawing bone to get the marrow. Or the killing of the lobsters. Left me being very thankful for supermarkets and fine restaurants!!! And that pot of soup. Yum.
Leaving you with a Texas sunset inspired dress. For real these colors are not uncommon at the end of my day. Loving peach and blues. Have a good weekend. Be kind to one another even that driver that cuts you off, shopper who jumps in checkout line and the mother of the screaming kid. I heart kindness.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Here is one of my baking helpers. She did a great job! The cookies were as pretty as they were delicious. Long gone.
You can find me on Tuesday and Thursday at Mama Ds, 407 University Ave, Georgetown Texas.
When the inside decorations are down and packed into their bins. Holiday linen and rugs laundered.
Only one step left before the festivities are behind me. Finding the one elusive item which has escaped all notice until every box and bin is in the attic. Where does it hide? How does it know it is time to appear, that I thought I had found everything?
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Balance - I'm trying to learn how to have a place in my life for work and play. Last year I was better at taking time to relax, but I still need lots of practice at play. My self worth is all tangled up in my work. Can I learn that I am valuable when I'm not working?
Creativity - When I exercise my crafty muscles, I am so joyful. I feel like I am soaring with possibilities. As always my challenge is to support my creative life financially. Ahhh the challenge for almost all artists and crafters.
Thoughts from my workroom. Have a productive day with your ABCs.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
Tyson Skross and wife, Allyson Smith, have made some momentous changes and a friend, Greg Nay, wrote an interesting and insightful piece on their leap into the unknown. Here is the link to the blog. http://tysonskross.com/pblog/index.php?entry=entry101209-101503.
You can see why I am so in awe of these two artists, Tyson and Allyson. New York treat them well!