Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Days of Christmas

Ok, that title is completely misleading...except for the fact that it is twelve days before Christmas.

I don't really want to focus on the fact that there are only TWELVE MORE SHOPPING DAYS LEFT!  Yuk! (triple yuk!)  I'd rather focus on the super cool things happening in this season.  Like, for example...people I admire for their creativity. (amen to that, right?)

For example:

KATIE is a supersonic person who started as a student with Patti Barnett (FMS sewing teacher extraordinaire) and then became a co-worker/FMS staff/colleague...  

I've always admired Katie's work.  She has a really cool way of combining things in her life with her need to create.  She leans towards things that are earth friendly and karma filled.  Plus, she's a talented sewist and has an amazing sense of design.

Katie's latest passion is inspired by the work of Kat O'Sullivan, otherwise known as Katwise.  Check out her website, it pretty much explains it all:

 Ok, now check out Katie's dress inspired by Kat:
This sweater dress is made from many recycled sweaters from her family, augmented by Salvation Army finds (a great resource for wool remnants).  She then felted the sweaters (felting info), cut and serged.   Her first felting project was with sweaters from her grandfather.  She wanted to make momentums for family members so she felted and sewed scarves.

Here's one she made for her mom:


In case you don't know (most don't) when you felt the wool sweaters, you can cut them and the edges won't fray.  Wow!  That's one of the cool things about felting.  IF you also have a serger, like Katie, you can sew without having to hide the edges.  This makes things quicker, but also gives a more sculptural look.  Super artsy!

Thank you Katie for sharing your creations!

 Until the next time I'm inspired to blog....

Happy creating!


(a "Katwise creation) 


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