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As i got dropped off this afternoon at 12:30, i sat and waited for Jane to appear around 1:30. it was a tedious wait but none the less i was here at the studio. upon walking in i  grabbed myself  a bagel out of the freezer and defrosted it in our newly mini oven! P.S it was very delightful!

In recent up and coming t news, 12 girls from a non-profit organization called Oasis for girls is coming today at 5 o’clock  sharp. This lovely program empowers young women with their everyday lives and creates leaders their communities.

Hopefully some of these girls will be so enthralled by our sewing  program, they will join our Sweet Dreams co-operative upon completing the necessary training and replace those of us  (such as myself and others) heading off to college who can no longer attend the program.=(

We are so eager about these girls arriving, Jane and i replaced the old paper underneath  the mega mat (we all use to cut fabric on) and put clean white paper and taped it all down neatly. We even swept the floor to a notable sparkle!

Just in! Carnival is coming up soon in late May and costumes for a dance teacher at the marsh theater are needed and guess what, there is a possibility of that project falling into our hands, isn’t that exciting?Any-who that’s all the news i got so far, until next time my friends… ciao!

The Industrial Machine

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So we didn’t necessarily work on orders today but we did improve on some basic skills. Maybe not so basic when you’re talking about those industrial machines and most people think about the industrial machine as a sweatshop instrument, but not here.

One of our recent works in progress is a vinyl every purpose bag. Now these aren’t regular vinyl bags, these are recycled vinyl bags like from the billboards you see when you’re driving down the highway while blasting some Katy Perry or The Beatles. Now when everyone sees these in the store they don’t really think about what kind of work was put into it and I am going to tell you that this was probably one of the hardest things I have had to work on. Mostly because the industrial machines compared to a regular machine speed wise is like a cheetah compared to a human. Yeah that’s how fast it is. These will be on sale soon hopefully, oh by the way they’re water proof. 😀

Finally we worked on lavender, and oooh weeee, that is some powerful lavender. I have the biggest headache right now but we have to think on the bright side, at least we have more lavender for our eye pillows and neck pillows, which by the way are also in production.

Well that’s it for today and until next week.

We are blogging machines

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I reunite with my fellow mate, the blogging machine!

hello friends, comrades and cherished customers. i am back from the  busy real world with a tangerine in hand ready to spill out the ever so intriguing events that happen in our studio.  Along with all the random opera/Madonna/Lady GaGa singing happening in one corner of our room due to our lovely Nadia Johnson, we are making neck pillows of our own to distribute to whom ever we see fit to give to.

We are also planning to see the extraordinary fashion couturier  Balenciaga exhibit at the De Young by the ever so famous Hamish Bowles. For those who don’t know who he is, he  created Jakie Kennedy’s style. Oh what a joy!

Furthermore we are finishing our ever so extraneous lavender harvesting. finally after many many months of harvesting we have 6 more bags left to get crack-en down on and we will be free of the harvesting. Don’t get us wrong it was pleasant while it lasted especially the smell but let’s say we’re happy to get away from the taunting lavender ingrained in our brains.  we’re ecstatic we are almost DONE! YIPPY!!!