I made three more vests out of my sister's stack of vintage fabrics. I'm pretty happy with them. I have enough fabric of the blue and white to make another one in a different size, so if you're interested let me know! LOL!
This has been a great experiment, one I'm going to keep moving forward on. I already have plans for a butterfly lapel, and have cut out, glossed and perforated pieces of polymer clay to create a beautiful mosaic pattern for my next vest. My sister has suggested I think about making some vests entirely out of satin for that real formal flash, and I'm going to.
In other news, I've started having discussions with my partner regarding setting up a booth at a local farmer's market... Art Fairs and competitions were part of my New Year's resolution, so this could be a good step forward. I'm told that these kinds of venues aren't really about making money as much as they're about making contacts and networking. I suppose that's right. I'm a little worried about having enough things that are in a range of price points, but I suppose all I can do about that is keep making stuff. Finding the right thing to make that's actually going to appeal to people is the problem, and part of me says "just make what's in your heart." I know I have to balance my heart and my head, but that's not new. Age old issue, right? Not unique to me. LOL!
I also whipped out a piece of artwork the other day--a big wall hanging with fabric painting and yarn on white brocade fabric... I can't figure out how to take a picture of it because I can't hang it on my own wall... I have plaster walls that are original from the 1940s... My landlord would freak if we hung up stuff on our own! LOL! He hangs everything for us, and putting in temporary holes for me to take a picture of it would raise his hackles... Hm. Any suggestions? It's probably about 65" wide by 40" long...
I think I like the fabric wall hanging idea... I may end up exploring that for the future. But right now, I need to pay attention to the mosaic butterfly vest. More on that soon!
Until then, Live Life with Relish!