Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hiawatha Music Festival

Our first family trip to Hiawatha Music Festival, in Marquette MI, happened last weekend. Usually I send T off to the woods to play but we thought we'd give this a try. It worked well because we were on our way to our cabin for a week vacation. It was a great experience, great crowd and the music was wonderful. What we did not expect is how hard it would be to play and camp with a 16 month old Oscar, who as it turns out is FEARLESS!. The festival was so well organized and carried out, the kids tent was amazing! Homemade instruments, kids parade and guess who weaseled his way on stage?? Dances, workshops, funnel cakes, a great first family festival. Cabin entry to follow soon. Oh, new camera too!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stitch Coach

Onto number 2: Sewing
I had a few goals set for this year, 1: to have a show of my paintings ( check) 2: to sew more clothes for my family. As luck would have it a friend asked me if I would be interested in attending a private fitting class with her a few weeks back. Taught by a stitch coach, Steffani. So literally the morning after my opening I packed up my sewing machine and headed over to my friends house for this unexpected class. It was amazing, three of us ( my mom came too) all had projects, and Steffani jumped rite in. Helping us fit clothes, make patterns, tips upon endless tips on how to sew garments that actually look good on your body.
The second session was at my house this past weekend and was equally inspiring. It's like doors are becoming unlocked into the secrets of sewing. And the first key is to have someone measure you, here's a good form I found for you to jot the numbers down. Knowing your measurements is key to looking at patterns and adjusting them to properly fit you.

So in the que are boxer shorts for Mr. T and a shirt for me. Now back to it, I'm leaving the laundry & dishes rite where they are!