Thursday, September 26, 2019

BB8: A Star Wars Hero

My granddaughter loves BB8
She can probably tell you about every crazy thing BB8
 has done in Star Wars films.

So I made this fun hoodie for her.
 It's a bit crazy as you see the BB8 heads I used 
at the end of the hood drawstrings.  

100% Fun
for a
Fun-Loving Granddaughter.


Monday, September 23, 2019

Personal Style:Upcycling Beloved Garments

I love to upcycle clothing.
So my personal style is intertwined with my 
desire to reuse fabric that
has so much more life in it.
After the hours spent drawing, and hand appliqueing the Yellow Brick Road six years ago, 
it was fun to see it come to life again. 

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Our Hero: Pete the Cat Pixie Hoodie

Our Hero, Pete the Cat, is just waiting for my grandson to join him 
on his next adventure!
We love to read about him... at school
and sing his songs.
“No matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song…because it’s all good.” that's what Pete says.
This hoodie features our
 hero facing the first day of school, 
an experience that my grandson faced this year. 

As we read the book, fears were is about reading in the library, playing on the playground with new friends, adding, writing, and learning. Pete Loves It!
So here is the Pete the Cat hoodie, created to face 
the new challenge of school for my grandson, 
with our hero, Pete, by his side
Pete is Rockin His New School Shoes

On the back of the shirt, I used my Circuit to tell the story of what Pete does at school....reading, playing, writing, and adding.  

I created a sneaker just like Pete rocks at school.

 I made the hoodie...Pixie style. Adding knots to the hanging strings was easy and added more details.

This is one little boy who actually enjoys wearing the hood on his hoodies.
 Inside or doesn't matter.

Monday, September 2, 2019

The Midwest Learning Experiences Hoodie

The theme for Week 1    is called Home Sweet Home and your garment is to be inspired by what makes your area of the US so special.
I live in a suburb of Chicago, Illinois.
Our home is just a train ride away from all the 
wonderful adventures available in this friendly, cultural city.
One thing that my granddaughter loves to do is to 
visit the Shedd Aquarium. 
Well, my granddaughter loves all creatures, large and small. 
Have you ever seen a child staring into the depths of the water in an exhibit, and knew the child's mind was just racing
with excitement as she observed and learned? 
That was probably my granddaughter!!! 

One special experience that you can do there
 is to visit the beluga whales. 

You can meet the belugas where they live! 
You can stand next to the trainer,  on an underwater ledge, 
  face-to-face with a whale. These kinds of learning experiences drive the future world changers to protect their environment.

 With her love of all creatures, I knew my 
"Future World Changer," 
would love this hoodie that I created for her.

Since I wanted your eyes to have something to feast on, regardless of the angle that you viewed the garment, I appliqued a whale on the back of the hoodie too.

So you may not think of the Midwest and whales, but our part of the country is filled with opportunities to learn more about the world and all creatures free and wild. From walks in land preserves, lead by a trainer that will help you really see the natural habitat, county farm walks, and access to a huge cultural city like Chicago, our home is so wonderful.
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