It’s the first of the month, which means it’s time for another series of Awkward Animal Portraits to be released in to the wild!Pin It
Since then I have received numerous emails asking if I will be taking on small custom orders? I thought it over and decided YES! I will take on custom orders… Continue readingPin It
I don’t talk much about my family on the blog or social media, because I don’t feel like it’s fair to share their lives without their permission. Plus they all like their privacy.
I’m making an exception today, because I NEED to share how my mom is a sewing superhero…
Many brides and wedding parties in the Baltimore/DC metro area were hit hard when bridal superstore Alfred Angelo closed abruptly a few weeks back. My mom was the main seamstress at their Columbia, MD location and handled hundreds of dresses a month. Most of these dress alterations had been pre-paid to Alfred Angelo, and my mom had not received a paycheck in weeks. She cares about all of her customers though, and continued to work on their dresses. Even after the doors officially closed she had 87 dresses on hand that still needed to be picked up, she continued working FOR FREE! You can read all the details and more about the closing in the Baltimore Sun article they wrote about here...
My siblings and I have gathered together to help her out in any way we can, plus a friend has graciously offered up space for her to work in. We also started a GoFundMe to help her offset any costs and pay her bills.
If you could share these links, and get the word out, I would love it! This is a new situation for my family and I. We don’t normally ask for help, and aren’t really sure where to go from here. Any help is appreciated!.Pin It
Samarra came up with a bunch of fantastically awkward pixelated animal illustrations and I took them and transformed them in to quilt patterns. There was a lot of back and forth about things like colors, placement, which animals to release when, etc etc. So you know your getting the best product we could think of.