One of the things that I loved about Make and Mingle was the opportunity to meet ridiculously wonderful talented artists like Liz Squillace from Paradox Ink. When she came into a store in Fairfield to help with a class, she showed the girls how she made a screen from start to finish. This particular image she got from watching TV! Basically she paused a scene and took a picture and printed it out. She showed us how to hand paint a screen to get the negative of an image. After that she printed the screen on some vintage remnants. There was one particular print that I had fallen in love with, and dear Liz was kind enough to give it to me.
Just now I got a chance to make something with it, with some vintage piping hanging around the combo seemed like a no brainer.
The result is probably one of my all time favorite pillows. Thanks Liz!
A customer asked me to make a veil for her daughter’s upcoming confirmation. While I was finishing it I noticed that little True was eyeing it admiringly. I had to give her a go with it. Turns out little girls of ALL ages love a veil!
I love Etsy, we all love Etsy! I mean who does not love Etsy? What is there NOT to love? Cool, fun stuff from around the world? You want pink elephant earrings? Done. You want orange llama hair pillows? Done. What I really love though is finding a shop and discovering that the owner is right in your back yard. Poor & Pretty was one of those shops. When I actually met Sami, the owner of this shop that creates handmade delicious soaps, it turns out that she was almost sweeter than her wares (if such a thing were possible?).
You can just imagine how thrilled I was that she wanted to write a little bitt about us here in our Westport Studio. Check it.