I am a comfort girl.... I work hard through the day, and when I am home I like to stroll around in my Kimono, or robe, or glorious kaftan... I just dont have enough! When I travel I always find a wonderful addition to the collection.. and so it grows. Always robed from head to toe I adore being swathed in fabric. Have always done so. So it's natural that I would come up with a new sewing pattern for this purpose... Don't know what it's called yet... but I'll come up with a nifty name I am sure!
I created the above robe in 2008 I believe in the Zazu collection in raspberry... isn't it scrumptious... and for flavor I made the soft kaftan nightgown in chocolate brown underneath... It's a beaut with raw edges... out of batiste.. which is not actually easy to sew with....
This week was a busy one... I reviewed the color 'lasers' for the book. It's well under way now after 2 years and much work. 30 projects loaded with personality for kids. It's already listed on Amazon. I think once the ISBN publishing UPC # is assigned, Amazon jumps on the bandwagon and there it is! So apparently pre-ordering is an option! The name is SEW TINA! I had an emotional moment when I got to see it in full color loaded with type, pics and the projects!Not only that, the art director, Pamela Norman, did an amazing job! I was thrilled. Worried for a while because I am picky about how the art and pics are laid out! I mean with the stationery business, Cid Pear, I oversee every inch of paper that is laid out. Very hands on! But whew, I was proud of me because I handed over all the art, we had chats about it of course, and then I had to let go! Mumma mia.... she did good! Yeah Ms Pam!
Our flights for Paris have been booked and we are all set to fly April 19th. That's coming up, you say! Yip! Not vacation but of course we will relax, eat much food and take in the sights of the fab city, naturally! A little shopping for Ms Tina of course! But what I am psyched about... is I am teaching workshops in the city at a few local fabric shops! This is the city where I get to do the crazy creative stuff! We also are exhibiting at the fabric show in Nantes for a few days. Full booth (display) with Olivia and some of Treetop, and a little......
I have a little one getting into my bed right now with a stomach ache... so I must sign off soon.
... where was I? Oh and a little of Fairy Tip-Toes. So all the seamstresses and myself are busy bustling to get quilts, the kids collection, adult 'robes', and all the workshop stuff done... eeeek.
Well, more to follow.... must attend to little boy here.
Kisses to you all...
Posted by Tina Givens at 6:40 PM