New Techniques

I’ve got a shiny new copy of Pho­to­shop CS3 and have been exper­i­ment­ing. In Pho­to­shop Cre­ative Col­lec­tion v3 (no link avail­able) there’s a tech­nique that mim­ics pen and ink. Some­thing that is sim­i­lar to some water­col­or and ink work that I did a cou­ple of years ago. I did the tuto­r­i­al and got this effect. […]

Sewing — Pink Boucle Purse

My first exper­i­ment in build­ing a struc­tured purse. I used the Dorothy/Evelyn pat­tern from Emma Brennan’s Mak­ing Vin­tage Bags. Charm­ing bags and good instruc­tions — a love­ly book. The pink boucle fab­ric jumped off the shelf at me in JoAnn’s one after­noon. It seemed like some­thing that should be made into a Chanel jack­et but I can’t […]