In a June post I wrote about feeling the need for a
I've been counting down and it's time. My six week break officially begins September 1.
So how will I spend my time
during the break?
I will spend more time with my family.
And I will contemplate my place in the universe on an island.
And I will attend the
Couture Sewing School
Fashion enthusiasts travel from all around the world to attend. Six intensive days are devoted to creating a garment using the couture techniques and details Susan uses in her exquisite designs. Now I must choose a project and begin sketching out designs. Off to the drawing board.
This pair of chairs makes me want to curl up with an orange push-up or a bowl of lime sherbet.
The cool plaid seersucker fabric was super to work with and screams Beachtime!
Here is a scrappy little slipcover for a child's wingback that I made during the Furniture Festival demonstrations in Hickory. I am a sucker for using up stuff and piecing things together, and it is a great way to keep project costs down. A bold print here is mixed with solid cottons and a ticking stripe, and dolled up with grosgrain ribbon and ruffly skirt, all machine washable.
Shout out to Bill's Sewing
in Hildebran for loan of industrial walking foot and overlock sewing machines. These machines are so much quieter than my old reliables! Demonstrating the slipcover process at the Furniture Festival was so much fun.
Carolina Slipcover Girls
came together at the Hickory Furniture Mart. I enjoyed spending time with Emily of Emily Jane Creations, and Kristi of Pink and Polka Dot. They have a passion for all things slipcovered.
Upholstery demonstrations took place outside of Southern Style Fine Interiors. This artisan in the far left corner of photo was covering club chairs in luxury leather that was the green "color of the year" we have been hearing so much about. The chairs were very vogue.
Musicians were there too. It would be so nice to work with live music in the background all the time. I think this would be a great concept for the manufacturing environment and a great way to create jobs for musicians.
Local Artisans showcased their talents in paint, wood, clay, and metals. Many drew inspiration from Nature. I was inspired by these works of art!