Saturday, September 26, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
So, here is my first upholstery listing on Etsy! I plan on adding more from now on. Check back, I have some cool little chairs to list.
I plan on promoting my upholstery business a little more the rest of the year. If you might have something for me to redo, let me know. I also sell upholstery and drapery fabric, have tons of fabric books at the studio to choose from. Feel free to call or e-mail!
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Crafty Bastards Arts & Crafts Fair is an exhibition and sale of handmade alternative arts and crafts from independent artists presented by the Washington City Paper. The fair is all-day, outdoors, free to attend, and will offer goods for sale, food, entertainment, prizes, and more! Crafty Bastards will take place Saturday, October 3, 2009 in Washington, DC. More details about the fair can be found http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/craftybastards/Whether or not you can make it to the fair in person, be sure to browse the selection of work from Crafty Bastards vendors below.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
This is it open with it's guts out. Some sort of fibrous fill that I have never seen before in my 11 yrs as an upholsterer. Anyhoo, I used the pattern, sewed an new one in leather, stuffed the heck out of it... TA DA!!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
I have upgraded to a 5 gal tank of electroforming solution and have been doing tests. Finally getting good results. Going to be doing some larger items. Hopefully I'll be doing some silver plating and some larger sculptural pieces. Hooray!
Friday, September 4, 2009
There has been a lot of chatter among my friends and family on this issue, and I have one funny smarty-pants friend who nailed it. She imagines her response to a hypothetical school that won't show the speech to to their students:
"to whom it may concern, I chose to keep my son/daughter home from school today, in the hopes that the president and I might be able to teach him/her any number of things that you seem to have decided he/ she doesn't need to know. I'm willing to take the risk that he/she didn't miss much there today. I understand that life lessons and encouragement... to succeed may not help him/her pass your standardized tests, but I think we can both agree those are a crock anyway. Sincerely, open Minded, Responsible Parent"
Yeah, that's right on.