I won’t be quite as available this Halloween for costume creation, but Thais managed to get Carson to narrow down his request from “all the animals” to an okapi. After a little online research, the costume seemed fairly easy. The result:
A “Creative Collaboration Event” where local designers from the top architectural and interior design firms in Sacramento turn architectural materials into fashion. Over the past two weeks, 13 teams have designed and created wearable fashion from plastic laminates, carpet, textiles, paint chips, wall coverings, tile, etc. Tonight one model from each team walked down the runway in the ballroom of the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
At right is the board for our team – LPAS:
None of my pictures of the fashion show turned out (darnit). So these pictures are from Southaphone Phommalinh who works at LPAS. When I first met Southaphone, she explained how to pronounce her name, “like sit upon a chair.” Here is the first of thirteen entries. From ATI:
On the way back down the runway came the reveal:
Lionakis, also Casey Wong, winner of the Best Model:
The reveal included a wig removal:
LPAS. We won Best of Show! Our model, Isabel, was great!
A close-up of the earrings, made by Heston who also cut all the vinyl flooring pieces on a band saw.
Williams + Paddon:
Thank you Southaphone for the great pictures. This was so much fun! I loved every minute of the evening and all the preparation. What a great group of young creative people!
Long story, amazing ending. Kara works at the front desk at the lodge. She is expecting her first child and saw a fabric baby carrier cover on Etsy she really liked, but it cost $50. She didn’t mind the cost but wondered if she could get one made by someone in our quilter’s group. Jane coordinates our group, she sent out the word. Carol Cota volunteered, Kara selected Marvel comics fabric as her theme. I asked Carol to give me the scraps and I made a fabric basket and 3 nesting zippered pouches:
Then the word got out and other residents wanted to contribute. A few weeks later, $1100 had been added. Today was a very informal baby shower and .. Kara was quite surprised.
Jane and Kara
It’s been a wonderfully less-busy week. Time to walk more, eat less, and dig out some old projects from the WIPs box. WIPs = works in progress … or, all those long-stored, partially-completed or still-in-original-packaging projects that a person can’t seem to throw away, give away, and finish. A conundrum.
This one was a gift, only a couple of years in storage:
I bought this in Deer Lodge MT last summer when I visited Phyllis. Ready for 2019, 11 1/2 months early!
A peek at Thais’ Christmas stocking collection, where Old MacDonald will hang next year:
Halloween costume sewing is concluded as of tonight! The last items were Sophia’s huntress cape and Avery’s Salandit hood and mittens.