Monday, July 27, 2015

Weekend Away In Nashville






I am currently recovering from a whirlwind weekend in Nashville.  This mostly involves laying out my sewing plans for the week, uploading mass amounts of photos, and listening to the Have Company podcast (side note..favorite podcast for creative energies and inspiration).  On Friday morning, some friends and I drove to Nashville to visit one of our friends who is living there now. It was so much fun, and we did such good eating.   I will share another post on all the food...seriously, SO much food...but for now I want to share the outfit that I wore for touring around.  I made this dress for the fourth of July weekend, but ended up not getting to wear it.  It is so comfortable and versatile.  I made it after I took the sewing e-course from A Beautiful Mess, which was helpful in jumpstarting my creativity even though I knew most of what the course covered.  Anyways, I made the dress to be a little roomy and it is sooo comfortable.   I used homespun fabrics.  Paired with some slip ons that my aunt gifted me.   I ended the day in flip flops, after I got some mega blisters.   It was such a great weekend.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

DIY Clay Bead Necklace with Made New Co





I have mentioned before how I have a friend who is helping me with the media for Made New, and she had an idea recently that we should do some DIY videos.  I was totally on board with the idea, except that it is totally out of my comfort zone, and honestly I also hate the sound of my voice on any recording.  It helped that she would be doing the editing.  We made the tutorial for the clay bead necklaces that we have been making in class.  They are so much fun to make.  If you want to buy one from one of the women from our classes, you can check out our Etsy page which is in the link in the sidebar.  However, I would love to see that necklaces and bracelets that you all come up with.  Please share them on insta or twitter if you make them! Hopefully my voice doesn't sound too terrible in this video. We already filmed a second one which I can hopefully get online sometime next week.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Thank You!





I meant to attach this to the last post, but alas, I completely forgot. I have a super talented friend who is skilled in all things media, and she is running the youtube channel and (fingers crossed) hopefully a podcast.  She did a great job of taking this video in our most recent class.  I can't wait to see what we can do with this.

Made New Classes




I just wanted to take some time to share some photos from the Made New classes.  It has been such a great time and I love teaching the women, but I also love learning things about them and learning how to make new things to teach to them.  It is such a great experience.  Our etsy shop is officially up...and you can check it out at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MadeNewCo

Monday, June 1, 2015

Recent Makings








I just wanted to quickly share a few things that I have made lately.  I am currently working on some things for Made New, such as the top bag, the towels, and the leather bracelet. Some things for orders, such as the pillows, and some things for me such as luggage for my vacation coming up.  I was in need of a nice beach bag, so I made this huge one which I am very excited about.  Several of these photos are from my Instagram, @ttablog, if you want to keep up with me you can check that out.  I am so excited about everything that I have made.  I think that I definitely need to make the poop emoji pillow for myself, as well as the starry night pillow.  I am hoping to add the stuff for Made New to Etsy soon! I have been crazy busy, but it feels so good to be making things more regularly again! 

Friday, May 29, 2015

Made New First Class





The first class at Made New was such a huge success! I wish that I could have posted these the day it happened, but things have been crazy here lately.  I have gotten a ton of new orders of things to make, and I have been working on getting everything ready for the shop for Made New.  We actually have already had a second class.  I am hoping to share those photos within a day or two.  It was such an amazing experience to actually get to do what I had been planning for so long.  After the first meeting I was so nervous but also excited, and I couldn't believe that it was actually happening.  I think that everyone really loved it, and they all but one came back for the next class.  For the first week, we dyed tea towels.  I prepared some natural dyes with black beans, blackberries, and onions.  I also brought in an indigo and a yellow-orange indigo dye.  The shibori in the indigo were by far my favorites.  I am hoping to get them up online soon, but I am waiting on some credit card stuff to come in before I do.  I am so happy with what is happening with this class and with my recent sales.  My creative process is through the roof, I am just making and sewing all the time, and that makes me so happy.  There is nothing better than finishing the day with tingling fingers from sewing, and hands that are covered in fabric dye.  It is so fulfilling.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

They Always Said I Had A Face For Radio


Today, I was given such an amazing opportunity, I got to talk about Made New and Rebuild on a local radio station.  I am completely stunned by how quickly people have offered to help and bring this business along. I am blessed by some great people in this town.  

I am completely humbled and amazed that this person, who growing up most people didn't even know she could talk, gets to be interviewed and gets to teach classes. It is certainly amazing, and I can't believe that I get to do this.  My heart and my spirit are full.  I am so excited to see where this ride takes me.  

I was hoping to get to take an outfit photo today, since I was wearing a shirt that I am particularly excited about. It is from Take Heart Apparel Co and twenty percent of the profit goes to one of a few charities that you get to choose from.  I chose the A21 campaign.  However, it was raining pretty hard all day and soaking wet is not a good look for anyone.