Very exciting news - my work has been published...in Sis Boom's new book: Girl's World.
Run out to your favorite book store and get a copy or buy through Sis Boom's website.
Here is a quick peak
The book is chock full of great sewing projects for girls with patterns included and the most beautiful photographs.
Each year MRR DESIGN grows a little more; publication of my work is another notch on the pole. It makes me so happy and proud and is testament to slow and steady wins the race. My race anyway. As I pass the three year mark of the blog, I note that the blog is the tool that ratcheted up the business. The blog allows me to showcase my work, and to communicate with other folks about what inspires me. It motivates me to plow ahead...to stay focused and informed. And to have fun.
Over the years I have done a lot of work with Jennifer Paganelli of Sis Boom fame. This is Jennifer's first book and I am delighted to be part of it. It is full of how-to projects for all you crafty folks and seamstresses or just plain creative folks. You can see some of the other projects that I did for Jennifer here and here. And while my business is bumping along, Jennifer's is on the speed way. When I first met Jennifer she had two or three sales a year at her house; she got some great press in Country Living and then she got the dream of a lifetime: to design fabric. I think Jennifer has about 8 different fabric collections so far - check out her website. You will recognize many of Jennifer's fabrics on my frames.
My piece is on how-to make a quilted memento board - go to pages 158 - 163 -
I love this quotation from Swann's Way, by Marcel Proust: Always try to keep a patch of sky above your life... you have a soul in you of rare quality, an artist's nature; never let it starve for lack of what it needs.
So many options for creating a special-one-of-a-kind picture frame. Just e-mail me and we can get started...cut up a uniform, a favorite dress, your own fabric to match your interior decoration...possibilities are endless. click on the tag named monograms also.
Photographs below and the bottom of this page are examples of memento boards created by mrr design. Also called inspiration boards, command station boards, "To Do" boards.
Two boards are shown in situ - full of important stuff!
Two are created from recycled coffee bean bags - there were actual beans in the bottom of the sacks when I received them - and the aroma - heavenly!
The linen was a custom order from a well-known interior designer.
Contact me if you would like a custom board made. Any size, any fabric. You can send fabric and trim. I also have a large selection of grosgrain ribbon and wonderful sources to match your fabric perfectly.