Milk Moment

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015 in New | 2 comments

Thus, the next in a series of crafting with Ms. Iz was a two-day event involving a field trip to Starbucks and the fabric store.  Clinton Kelly’s, French Bulletin Board was the inspiration: It will be a super cool way for Iz to display middle school mementos when classes rev up in September.  Choosing fabric that wouldn’t clash with lively spring green wall space and coordinate with floral spreads took textile therapy (touching and unfolding yard goods) to extensive lengths. Remembering Uncle Clinty’s fashion mantra; pattern, color, texture, and shine, resulted in Izzy’s choice.

 

 

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DIY says it all; gather supplies.  2-inch brad fasteners were elusive, but I found them finally--at an office supply.  Buy more ribbon than you think you’ll need.  Have lots of glue sticks. Ice for burns and slices of smelly, gooey Aloe Vera gel are handy for minor burns.

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Wielding a glue gun reportedly was our significant challenge as well as the final skewering event.

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While we glued, cut, and stretched fabric over foam core

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(you might want to use GPS for ribbon spacing)

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we talked about sewing art and fashion design, which is currently a passion of sorts.

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“Imagine coco,” she mused like Graham Elliot.

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“Someday, if I have my own design studio, I can install a chocolate fountain too."

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Now, Izzy and a little friend are registered for sewing 101 and I drank in a --Milk Moment (Moments of Intimacy, Laughter, and Kinship) which I tucked away in my time tethered heart.

2 Comments

  1. 7-27-2015

    Great job. And bonus – those glue gun burns will heal up in no time!

    Loved catching up Saturday. But I forgot to mention we found your cupcakes at the OC Fair. Holding up well.

  2. 7-27-2015

    Ah, yes… Hopefully, my next entry will rise to the judges tough criticism 🙂

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