Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cell phone cases

Yesterday I had a booth at the Ventura Street Fair, and the biggest seller by far was the cell phone case. These cell phone cases were designed for the iPhone, but they fit most current devices, like the Blackberry and other smart phones. The exterior is made of African wax print, and the interior is a padded suede moleskin fabric. You can buy them here, for $15.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Using a Kimono in a Bathroom Remodel

A new client found me (thanks to this blog)! She commissioned me to make a custom kimono for a bathroom she was remodeling for a client. It was to be hung on a bamboo pole and suspended above the tub area. This was my first foray into the world of kimonos, and she found a pattern from the 1970's for me to use.

See the "before" and "after" photos below.



Pretty dramatic difference! The green and white fabric I used (a print with little birds on tree branches) blended in beautifully with the green tones she utilized on the drawers and on the ceiling. I love how the room looks so much larger, and the kimono really works...

Only after I was finished with this project did I realize that my new client is the amazing Susan Lane Wertheimer, who once owned an enormous bridal sewing business in Toluca Lake and clothed many celebrities. (Glad I didn't realize that until later!) The icing on the cake is that I made a fabulous new friend!