Monday, January 25, 2010
I work with a good friend that has access to upholstery samples. She was gracious and shared a box of samples. After sorting and playing with the samples for the last year, I finally came up with a new jacket. Last year I made a sweatshirt jacket using the samples and cutting them into large squares and sashing the blocks. (I wrote a pattern called "Scrapyard Jacket".) The sweatshirt jackets were nice but not as classic as the new jackets. The one shown was sold the same day it was taken to Farmer's Country Store in Lancaster, Ohio. I still have 3 left and limited samples left.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Yea, I know I've neglected my blog. Around Christmas we that create for others become a bit over-whelmed with orders. I squeezed in a couple of new sweatshirts and just added the new "SNOW" sweatshirt. It's simple but great for all winter. I also added a brown jacket with birds and a birdhouse pocket. I made this one for my dear mother-in-law. She's a special lady and loves watching her birds.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
I love the input from the customers. A customer did not want the "Tilework" jacket in the peach color shown on the website, www.handmadebymargo.com. She did have enough creativity to vision the jacket in a different color. Her color choice was purple. Even though purple isn't my color, I gravitate to the browns and earth tones, this jacket turned out great. Thank you to creative customers that help me step outside the box.
Monday, October 19, 2009
What's old is new again. My mom made hundreds of these trees in the 70's. They were the bright greens with strawberry ornaments on the tips. This is the small tree she made. I have a large one sewn but it isn't stuffed or painted yet.
Sometimes I need a diversion from sweatshirts and I make a doll or pillow. Besides, not many people wear sweatshirts in the summer. Hope you enjoy the grubby tree.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
I have a new helper in the studio. He's helping Grammy pin a quilt. I had to call his name so he'd look up from his work. He now has his own worktable. The TV is now tuned to cartoons. Isn't it great how life changes.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
When I want to do something different, I start making primitive dolls or something different other than a sweatshirt. I dug out some of my old patterns and tried a new painting technique a friend told me about. I mixed paint right in with my coffee dye.
I did not add them to the web site, but they are for sale in a consignment shop, Farmer's Country Store, located in Lancaster, Ohio. Contact me though my e-mail if you are interested in purchasing.