Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bi-Coastal - It's a Way of Life

Well, I suppose I'm not really bi-coastal. I have lived on one of the Easternmost places in the United States, being New York City, and I now reside in one of the Westernmost places in the US: Maui, Hawaii. But I've never lived on the west coast

So, how long of a trip is it from point A to point B? These days it is only accomplished with a stop on the West Coast, but in the days when I could get a direct flight from Maui OGG to Newark EWR it took about 11 hours non-stop. Now it's approximately a 5 + 5 hour plus layover time (barring any hassles, delays, annoyances, layovers, connections, etc.) And for what it is worth: I leave today and arrive tomorrow... because I am going against the sun. So I leave on Tuesday the 19th and arrive on the 20th bright and early in the morning. Dad's gotta be at the airport to meet me when I land at 7:30 AM. Don't worry... he'll eat REALLY well when I am there.

So here's the final post from Hawaii before I leave.


Green New Zealand Clams with Candied Ginger, Kula Tomatoes, Scallions, Red Pepper Flakes and Reisling; Sourdough Toasts

Yellow Summer Squash stuffed with Beans, Corn, Scallions, Goat Cheese
and Sourdough Bread Crumbs

Fillet of Opah Oven Roasted with Kula Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Scallions; Red Pepper Flakes and Black Sea Salt finish, Balsamic Vinegar

Salad of Red Romaine, Cucumbers, Garden Tomatoes and Kalamata Olives
Mini Maui Cattle Company Burger, Yellow Tomato and Lettuce
Oven Baked Steak Fries

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Quick Note

Aloha All!

This is a quick note to say that I have been very, very... very distracted from blogging.

The reason: I leave to go back to New Jersey to visit my parents, do some work with the Michael Miller Fabrics NY office, to perhaps do some discount shopping at the outlet centers, and to get away from yes, what most would consider my "perfect" life in Paradise.

In a nutshell... a reorder on the hats - a REORDER in about 3 weeks... packing, cleaning, setting up the sprinkler so my plants outside do not perish in my absence, still finalizing the particulars of teaching... so if I don't post before I leave OMG! in a week, I'll be in touch soon.

Thanks for hanging in there with me... oh, and did mention I am taking a class on developing my own website? Maybe not but... the last class is tomorrow.

So as I said - I am not ignoring you -- I am just trying to do everything all at once.

And here's a few pics... I call these Kitten in Camo. I rushed out when Sebastian was lying in the fallen bamboo leaves as I thought the colors matched nicely... through the eye of the camera... maybe not but.............


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Recent Projects

I've been constructing away at projects I need for a demo I'll be doing at the end of June at the Airport Sewing Center. That's where the Hula Doll embroidery originates from, in essence, and the embroidery is the focus of the art, and here it is shown with designs from the Hula Dolls collection.

Hula Doll Embroidery with Mylar Fiber Skirt shown as a Wall Hanging. The pattern can also be modified to make a 16" Pillow.
 In the side garden

Studio shot: Shown with embroidered flip-flop (bottom right) and Seed Bead Starfish pins

Standard-Size Pillowcases, Hula Dolls collection

 Origami Fabric Hawaiian Shirts

Fabric scraps torn into strips and knit

Standard-Size Pillow case using the Bottles and Hocus Pocus (glow-in-the-dark) prints from APOTHESCARY and a trim of Glow-in-the-Dark Fairy Frost

Shave Ice Bucket Hats reverses to corduroy with reverse seams