Monday, August 6, 2012

How Summer Gets So Busy - Renegade, Kids Camp, Promballoona!

Phew! I'm exhausted. Isn't summer supposed to be when you get to put your feet up, read a book and drink lemonade? That is definitely not the case here at Sew L.A.! Here's some of the stuff we have been working on so far this summer...

We had a bunch of lovely ladies join us for Kids Camp, and a few returned for a second week! 

Learning how to gather:

photo by Hollye Chapman
 Cute Skirts!

photo by Hollye Chapman
 Dresses for all!

photo by Hollye Chapman

photo by Hollye Chapman
 Week two started out with bags and super-cute PJ pants:

photo by Hollye Chapman
Some lovely tops and a red sailboat Tess' Dress...

photo by Hollye Chapman
 Some quilts, just for fun!

photo by Hollye Chapman
Zippered wristlets! 

Design sheets for Kitty Zipper Pillows - everyone picked out eight different fabrics and planned where they would go.

A tunic top that's more of a dress, snazzy pj's and a puppy pillow, a red top and a patchwork pillow! The crazy person living in my head allowed the more advanced kids to work on individual projects. I'll repeat... phew!

Smack dab in between the camps, we attended the Renegade Craft Fair in downtown LA for two days of handmade goodness. I love going to Renegade because I get to see all the amazing & creative stuff people are making - sometimes I get tunnel vision when it comes to sewing and I forget how much I love other kinds of art and crafting. 

Here's the booth that we shared with the lovely Christine Haynes, who recently debuted her first two adorable sewing patterns. Sew L.A. represented by offering some awesome kits for our most popular projects in addition to patterns & books, but everyone loved the sample sale we had and the bin of one-pound-of-fabric scrap bags!


Both days were gorgeous and sunny, with just enough of a breeze...

I splurged and got a beautiful throw from Linea Carta , a SEW SAY WE ALL tee shirt from Robo Roku, and a dogs-in-space onesie from Orangeheat:

And lastly, but certainly not leastly - Sew L.A. welcomed the fantabulous Oonaballoona from Kalkatroona for her birthday Promballoona! Oona is a sewing blogger exraordinaire, and we were all thrilled when she asked us if she could have her party here. Thanks to everyone who came out for the dancing, drinking, chatting about sewing and general silliness!

The birthday gal!
photo by Christine Haynes

photo by Christine Haynes

If you missed this party, keep your calendar open for the last Friday in September - we'll be celebrating Colette Patterns Fall releases AND our five-year anniversary! Huzzah!

1 comment:

Justine of SewCountryChick said...

Igrew up around the corner from your shop but now live in an old farmhouse in Ventura. I love to stop by when I go downtown for my fabric sprees!