Earlier this summer I agreed to be the featured artist for our local textile collective's First Friday show in October. Since then I unexpectedly took a full time job at my kids' school which included hours and hours of commuting and training off-island. Nevertheless(!!!) I was able to deliver my collection in time for the show. Each look was inspired by a character from Alice in Wonderland. Each look also did double duty as a sew-a-long entry for Project Run and Play. Thankfully, I worked two weeks ahead of PR&P's schedule to finish in time for First Friday. If I hadn't, I would have once again been unable to submit entries for the last two weeks as my life went into super-crazy mode (now I'm just in kinda' crazy mode).
|My son can't wait to wear the t-shirt and blazer to school. Meanwhile, his younger sister claimed the mini top hat.|
|My favorite shot from that evening. The sunflowers are so tall it reminded me of Alice being in the garden with the talking flowers.|
|The collection on display inside the textile collective. The available space was smaller than I thought and I only put out a tiny portion of my personal Alice collection of books and other items.|
Although I did not put some finishing details on two of the looks and cut one out entirely (Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum) I am so pleased I was able to complete what I did, both for the First Friday show and for Project Run and Play. I tried some new techniques and feel I have become a stronger sewer in just two months. I am grateful for both opportunities and look forward to the next challenge around the bend.