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Monday, December 22, 2014

Sweater Coat: A Re-Design in Progress

I decided to actually take the time to photograph the steps in a redesign project.
I often plan to do this . . . 
and somehow, I seem to always get carried away and forget.

Ok. So here goes.
THE "BEFORE" SWEATER



INSPIRATION FOUND ON THE INTERNET

 

GATHERING SOME  "Junque" THAT MAY COME IN  HANDY. . .   


MORE STUFF . . .FRINGE, BEADS, ETC.


CUT OUTS TO MAKE INTO ROSETTES.  PLUS MAS.

THE LAYOUT



THE CONSTRUCTION



THE DETAILS. . .




ASYMETRICAL SKIRT HEMLINE




THE "AFTER" SWEATER   

The final sweater can be worn as a tunic, coat or sweater.  
With one-of-a-kind detailing, there is not another to be found! 
Details include: 
Fabric Rosettes (hand-cut with burnt melted by flame, then constructed.)
Neckties, Fringes plus the hand Beadwork.



Take a look at your old, boring sweaters or other items.
Hmmm . . . What can we do with them? 
 

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

2014 Fall Fashion Fotos




 

In the Dressing Room 
  
Hair and Make-up getting done














with CANVAS  ~  Hair and Beauty Salon

An Extra Thank you this time, Sandy!


OutDoor Patio "Mall"


Thanks Russ. . .


Thank you to All of the Guest Designers and Artists, the Sponsors 
(especially RockyPoint 360 for also loaning us a fantastic model),
Canvas Studio, Manny Sanchez for photographs, Tony Balesteros for photographs
Alejandra from Mary Kay, Kathleen for speaking about Amores (and modeling) 
Sandy for speaking (even after a bout with bronchitis) 
Russ, Heath and Jennifer for their help AND Everyone who Attended!   
 



Monday, September 8, 2014

Meanderings on a September Morning


Seriously, you are never, ever, ever going to think of Autumn in September 
when you are living in Penasco.  
Just not gonna happen. 

 
But, here's to looking forward to Fall. . .
Cooler days and returning visitors. 

In Other "Off the Beach" News

 I am excited about having more space in the "Off the Beach" Workshop!
This summer Russ built an addition! 
I now have a display room along with new workshop space. 
  
   And a terrific mural painted on the new wall by Brizio Toledo. 

* Side bar: I had to have a mural painted on the wall, 
to keep me from covering it up with STUFF.
Narrow room needs a blank wall - but face it, me and "blank wall"...
not gonna happen without some help.   


So come by on FRIDAY, October 24th and see what is new. 



Coming November 2014
2nd Friday Craft Brunch
"Ocean Treasures" Workshops

 Friday, Nov. 14  (10 - Noon)
Create your own Sea-Debris style Frame or Mirror.
Brunch with Mimosas and all supplies and direction included.
$30 per person / Limited space available

Contact me: mexiconaomi@gmail.com 
Local Mexico Phone: (638) 388-5004 

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 OCTOBER EVENT
The Mermaid's Market returns for its 3rd season 
at the Shrimp Plaza beginning October 18th 
and continuing the 1st and 3rd Saturdays thru April.

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 And, of course
3rd ANNUAL FALL FASHION FIESTA 
YEP. It's gonna be a Party at the Parrot! 


And, if you happen to want to buy yourself 
a super cool beach t-shirt SKIRT or 
a new cellphone bag ( I call them bagetes) 
check out my stuff when you are downtown 
on the Malecon at Jazzy's Jewlzz!



UNTIL NEXT TIME












"Sewing is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, 
an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. 
It is not a hobby."