I’ve had several customers who give a zipper mask to their first-timer friends, which seems like a lovely way to welcome someone into a new and bizarre experience. Most of these masks are already listed in my Etsy shop, or I am happy to create a custom mask.
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Well, it’s that time again. I’m off to Burning Man!
I don’t know any better way to say it than this: thank you. I have had so many great encounters with new clients and old clients; I’ve been given so many opportunities to deliver work and service that I am truly proud of; I have pushed myself so hard and so long, and while I’m mostly exhausted at this point I also have next month’s rent paid, and am looking forward to my little break.
If you see me at Burning Man, please say hello! Last year I met several blog readers and online customers on the playa, and it’s one of the most unexpected and rewarding experiences I’ve had at Burning Man.
I spend a lot of time on the Sensatron. My camp is Post Nuclear Family and we’re placed around 4:20 & E. I’ll also be hosting a workshop at the New Orleans CORE project in the Souk. On Wednesday from 2-4, I’ll be teaching how to make fabric necklaces.
See you on the playa!
I’ve been working like a rhinestone zombie. So much sewing to be done! Some of it is Burning Man related, but much of it is just other small jobs for other clients, not really interesting enough to blog about. I’m leaving for the playa in 6 days and I haven’t had a chance to do any prep work. Eep! So I’ll let this post be mostly images, because my brain ain’t so good at processing words lately.
This was one of my favorite projects in a long time. Nando is a very playful and sweet guy, and he wanted to bling out his plain peacock-blue matador jacket. Obviously this was right up my alley (which is where these pictures were taken, appropriately).
I just loved this project. It was so much fun to work on, and he was so pleasant to work with. It was an ideal project.
I made the cat heat using some fabrics we picked out together, some fabrics from my stash, and that heat-fusible bond paper stuff (I told you I’m not good with words).
The epaulet is constructed from that awesome silver vinyl applique, a red velvet pad, and orange tassel trim.
I made a cat toy necklace from some of the leftover trims.
I also made him a set of booty shorts, complete with crotch gusset, out of the copper kitty fabric, but apparently I didn’t give Nando enough rum to model them in my alley.
If you see Nando on the playa, tell him you recognize him from the internet!