Wednesday, September 9, 2009

When the going gets tough

The tough get sewing.... OK, I was actually inspired by my friend Pattie over at the Joy of Nesting and the gorgeous sewing projects she's been up to lately. It has been a wee bit stressful over here getting ready for market this weekend and the studio tour in not nearly enough time. And besides, Pattie personally admonished me to get out of the studio for a little bit.

The dining room table was clear after a weekend with my son home and guests on Saturday. The timing was just right for getting out a project that's been waiting for a while. I love tunics. Not only are they comfortable, they hide all sorts of things in their roomy comfort. And I love to sew. I find it a wonderful stress reliever. That is when every thing goes right. And it is hard to go wrong with such a simple project as this one.

I think I'll leave fashion photography to the experts. That curly thing on the side is the end of a horn of my ram's skull. Nothing to worry about. Died of old age and no odd meaning. I just liked the shape of the horns. I'll show you the whole skull one day.

Meanwhile, I've returned to the studio. The kiln is firing with a few test pieces. But thank you Pattie! This was a wonderful break for me!


sharon said...

Well, aren't you the crafty one girl!! Soooo many hidden talents you have....and I loove it!! It's gorgeous!! Looove the color and fabric too!! Can I borrow it sometime? Would you possibly consider it to be like the sisterhood of traveling tunic?!! I adore it, and your making me itch to get the sewing machine out, which I used to do a lot of, BUT, I cannot!! No, NO, not another crafty thing can I let myself do!! Hugs!!!

Carol B said...

I love that fabric. Careful - we might be demanding you sell tunics!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Yippie Miss L!!!

It's most beautimous!!!! :)And you are so right some how sewing is like taking a mini mental vacation. Well unless you are sewing bizillions of beach totes :)

You have to promise to share the truck load of patterns you ordered the other day!!

Ahhh but you know what the best part of sewing a new outfit is??? Why you have to make jewelry to go with it of course!! :)

You are most welcome little sister!!
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness and you're a talented seamstress too! I'm just amazed at how many of you that are so multi talented. Your tunic turned out great...and looks so comfortable and pretty to wear. I had something similar in all black and I've just about worn it out. :-)

SummersStudio said...

Sharon, I love the idea of the sisterhood of the traveling tunic! Get that machine out. It will do you good.

Carol, that fabric is from a secret source. OK, believe it or not it is from Walmart. Where I live it is either high end or the other road.

Pattie, too funny about the jewelry. I tried that tunic on and thought about what I needed to make to go with it. The pants to go with it are in the works.

Cindy, this is a departure colourwise for me. My first preference is black. And sewing is just something all of us grew up with. You can not grow up in small town mid-west without learning how to sew. Besides, my Gramma was a seamstress. That is she 'took in sewing' for other people. I grew up under a sewing machine.

stregata said...

Wonderful, LeAnn. I want to borrow it too - so maybe there will have to be a sisterhood of the traveling tunic! Love the pattern and the colour!!

lilibulle said...

you are so talented!! is it something you didn't know??
this 'tunique" is so lovely.. a perfect artist "tunique"!!

SummersStudio said...

Renate, I will put you on the list of touring locations!

Esther, thank you but it isn't talent. Sewing is something I grew up with.

Barbara Lewis said...

LeAnn: That top is smashing! I love the pattern and the weave. Sewing was my first love. But I do not know how you did it with the pressure of the pottery work. You're amazing!

SummersStudio said...

Thanks, Barbara. The sewing was really a necessary break from the pottery work. I love to sew and need to find more time to do it. It is therapy.

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

Me like! Very cool and funky! Good fall colors too.