13 March 2007
Despite the beautiful, warm weather Philly has been having lately, Petey's favorite thing is crawling under the chenille bedspread to sleep. That bulge under the covers at the lower right of the photo is actually a cat. Sure, it's cute, but it's really frightening to be folding laundry on the bed and then have the bedspread start to move around....
The Shadowcraft fair last Sunday at the ICA was really fun. It's always nice to meet new people, hand out some website cards and see what other people are doing. Marissa was my booth buddy, and that made it even better. We were right in front of the giant cut-out of Hall and Oats on the stage, and if you know me, you know just how exciting that is.
I know that by mentioning this next thing I'm potentially making it harder for me to win, but this is too cool not to say anything about. Fred Flare is accepting applications for their annual "Next Big Thing" contest. If you are one of the 27 chosen, you get a special spot on their website. If you are voted the favorite by the website visitors, you win $1000. Good deal. Just the exposure on the site is a great thing. So get to it- applications are due by April 20.
I have been hard at work on making the vest for the 100 Mile Suit. Kelly Cobb, the organizer, gave me a vest that Aaron commonly wears to model the final product on. I traced the vest on kraft paper to get a rough idea of the shape and then set to work making a more exact pattern for it. After that, I cut out the pattern in muslin and pieced it together on the dress form with pins to see what sort of glaring mistakes I had made. It's actually not that bad. I think the only thing that has to be seriously adjusted is the making the collar longer, and since that's basically a rectangle, I'm not worried about it. Today I will baste it together so that Kelly can take it to Aaron for a fitting.