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My biggest show of the year, Art for Heaven’s Sake, starts one week from tonight. It’s a show I’m proud to take part in as 20% of all that I sell goes to the church, for local as well as farther afield use in doing good (hurricane relief, etc…). Any old who, I’m pretty sure that I’m going to leave a few things done on my to do list, but I’m happy that I’ve got some new art to show, as well as those freshly picked onesies I showed you the other day, which, on the recommendation of a couple of Moms in the know, are going to become outfits, the leggings for me to dye came in the mail today! (Both of these got a shout out from the lovely Linda of aLaMode Stuff, thanks so much! SHE’s the genius that suggested I hang them above a bed!)

I finished some Going Green Totes earlier this week, and I know if I didn’t grab some quick shots now, some of them would be sold before I got a picture of them:

On tap for this weekend – dyeing 50 more scarves and matching leggings for the freshly picked rompers, finishing up 3 messenger bags, then making some more going green scribblers. THIS I think I can do…wish me luck!

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I’ve been hard at work, trying to get a bunch of Going Green Totes done before the USPS mailing deadline of Saturday comes & goes. Of course, since I was making “some” why not make more so I have a few for my shop? Wacky, I know…but behold the fruits of my labors:

I’ve grouped them 2 ways, by size & by color – I made 23 in all! I bought the totes as blanks from Dharma Trading, then hand dyed them a single color, with some nice scrunchy texture. I then embellished them with a single piece of hand dyed fabric and a free motion quilted simple sketch of something nature-like. One thing that is interesting is that when I was deciding upon which color accent fabric for each bag, I had the bags spread all throughout the room. When I group them by color I noticed how often I chose the same accent!

I’ve taken lots of pix and will probably write a tutorial on how this is done, if anyone is interested. I’m also submitting this post to Sew Mam Sew’s “Holidays @ Home”, which is full of fun holliday ideas.

But right now, it’s back to the sweat shop!

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