Saturday, August 4, 2012

Work, Travel, Sew, Work- A Retrospective

I haven't posted since April & I find myself wondering why: April/May is the last big push at work to get the last couple of shows up & running all the while prepping for the Patchwork Indie Arts & Crafts Festival in Santa Ana. A few short days after largest Santa Ana Patchwork show to date, I, along with the husband, & two other couples were on a plane headed to Fiji. Amazing. The husband has amazing family there with amazing hook-ups and we lived like kings for 11 days. Of course, there was some fabric shopping to do in between zip lining through the rain forest, outrigger canoeing & simply being still (which isn't so easy for me as some of you may know). I went to a fabric & clothing manufacturer & was able to watch them wood-block print their beautiful designs. What an enormous process with such a beautiful finshed product! And yes, I brought some pieces home with me. While on holiday I was blessed to have received several custom orders. The timing could not have been better as I am off of work in the summer. So, these last few weeks I kept myself busy completing several of my aloha shirts, 3 purses, a 1940's style wool pleated wrap skirt & a 1950's wool dress. The last 2 items just shipped early this week to the Republic of Ireland, which is an exciting first for Lucky Zelda. Those custom orders along with some much needed work room maintenance kept me busy during those off months & now I'm back at work. Looking forward to the months ahead I'm excited for what lies ahead for Lucky Zelda. I'm hoping to participate again in Patchwork in a larger way than ever before and there's a possibility of Lucky Zelda being featured in an event that would be brand new & exciting for me. Hopefully more on that to come. Stay tuned. Meanwhile, he's a little photo of one of the custom pieces from my summer's work.

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