So apparently Material Mama’s main website was hacked. Ugh. No, those aren’t pictures I’ve put up. Apparently someone stole my domain. iPowerWeb was the provider and they have not been very helpful in dealing with the issue.
I’m doing my best to resolve it. I have no intention of paying to get my site back so I guess he’ll just have to pound sand. I think they try to use porn to extort people like myself. I’m working on a whole new portal for all my sites.
I had a blog here, called Juggling Jello. It was going great! However it got a little too much exposure and mr. big got uncomfortable with it. We had some legal issues with our oldest daughter and wanted to have a tiny web footprint. All that is over, but in between I deleted it, after saving most of the posts. I re uploaded them here, but the order is all messed up and most of the pictures are gone. Mostly I’m using this to refer back to things I’ve talked about before.
I’m not going to keep up with this blog, since Anne’s FABULOUS article is a great ending. I sure wish she’d write a book. I keep encouraging her! She is still writing, mostly for the Bee and SF Chronicle and occasional magazines. We met in childbirth class when pregnant back in 1991. You can hear the whole story on my podcast “Women’s Labor”. Pretty funny stuff. To me anyway LOL. Our oldest children have both turned 17 and we haven’t had time to sit down for a real podcast. We crack each other up far too much anyway LOL.
Thus, I took time off from personal blogging. I now put the semi personal stuff up with my podcast stuff, over at Materialmama.com. Makes things easier anyway
Thanks for understanding, and I’m sorry for the sudden disappearance. To those who have emailed me and encouraged me, thanks. I feel more comfortable posting these now.
Congratulations to Chickengirl for winning the book, The Apron Book!
by EllynAnne Geisel
I’ve been busy sewing for Kindergarten! I haven’t taken pictures of everything but here are a few:
gymboree blanket on sale to make this Ottobre pattern romper for a friend’s new baby I got to make this t@ggie for a new baby boy in the family. She is my eldest’s piano teacher, thus the Kokopelli.
One of my most favorite things I did was this dress to match the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What do you See?
I found some great varigated cotton fabrics to use to cut out the characters from Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you Hear by Eric Carle. I made photocopies of the last page where all the animals are pictured for Mary’s dress, then used those for the templates.
Well then little Miss Mary couldn’t decide, so she wanted all of the animals on a shirt. Then a dress. then a green dress. So I make the twirly dress from SewBaby, and created iron ons out of some of my wovens. She wore this to school today and got FIVE compliments just walking to school! The teacher said she had to take her all over the school to show it off. Wow, that was pretty cool DH said That is Beautiful! I think that’s the highest compliment he’s ever given me on my sewing
For lil’ sis, I created a purple horse from the same book. For the shirt, I photocopied the horse, and cut it apart like Eric Carle did in the book with paper. Then I used fast 2 fuse or some double sided sticky fusible stuff. I traced the outlines on the fabric (nothing special, just bits of wovens I had lying around) on different purples, trying to emulate the paintings Carle did.
Then I ironed them on, and used my free motion embroidery settings and variegated thread to embellish. Time consuming but easy.
Give: ASG and Wild Ginger worked together to create patterns for children and adults in wheelchairs and with other special dressig needs. Check out the free iCare patterns and sew some up for your local Shriner’s Hospital!
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A Chat with: Marcy Tilton
Marcy Tilton silkscreening and patterns – a nice chat with Marcy and her sister at the ASG conference
Michelle Singleton likes to sew, but she doesn’t fit the common stereotype of apron-clad grannies huddled in a sewing circle from a black-and-white-tinged era. The 20-year-old Sacramento City College student represents a new kind of seamstress coming into the fold.
“I sew because I’m a fashion design major, and I like to design and make my own clothes and accessories,” said Singleton, who started sewing in college classes in 2005. “I make my own stuff and I wear it, so I can get exposure for my designs.”