Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Tennessee springtime

A storm blew through yesterday evening and wrecked a tree two houses down from us.  It lasted about ten minutes and just look:

It's hard to gauge the enormity of this tree, but it's covering two cars.  That's my little red Honda down the road--a little too close for my liking!

The tree made short work of the neighbors' wrought iron fence.  I heard that winds were 50-60 miles per hour.

And there it is from the back.  It doesn't look like too awful much from this view until you realize it's fully covering several cars and over half of the street!  It's kind of stunning; I wanted to share before I get on the road to Nashville!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Betty Dear

I love this fabric.  LOVE.  And it's so hard to find!!  I was lucky enough to score several yards from this Etsy seller.  If I had the bank account for it, I'd buy a whole bolt!

How about you--is there one fabric you absolutely adore?  That you hoard and never use, or buy over and over again because you use it in every project?  Links please!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Flora & Fauna

Things have been a bit quiet around here, but not for lack of activity!  I've been spending long hours at the sewing machine getting Owlette ready for spring craft shows.  I am really excited about our new series of screenprinted goods, called Flora & Fauna:

Little Acorn Bonnets

Last week I was in Nashville with my beloved business partner, Jessica, screenprinting our little hearts out.  The kind folks at Friendly Arctic Printing allowed us to use their very professional setup, which made for my first successful experience with screenprinting.  Hooray for that!

I intended to photograph the process, but didn't break out my camera at the right time.  Perhaps next time!  It's really neat to watch.

Bee is for Bloomers!

We printed some bloomers with bees and some with octopus.  (Octopi?  Not pictured, anyhow.)  I happen to really love the bee, but the... er, cephalopod, is pretty classic and gender-neutral.

We redesigned our bloomers to be smaller and more underwear-style, so they fit more like shorts or diaper covers for the summer months.

Our next craft show is this weekend so I must get back to sewing.  You can find us at Crafty Feast, part of the Indie Grits Film Festival in Columbia SC!  If you're in the area, please stop by our tent and say hello.  It's going to be a lot of fun!