Sunday, June 22, 2008

florida was fabulous

my journey here has been lovely. amazing hospitality by the studio hosts, delightful students, warm welcomes, yummy thunderstorms, and super-yummy pasta! attached are some photos of the book signings along with karen (red pearl owner) and i in her darling boutique. after teaching eight hours (4 workshops), signing books, hosting two trunk shows, and enjoying two evenings with a dear girlfriend who moved to miami a few years ago, i'm looking forward to sleeping in and spending a couple hours on the beach tomorrow before flying home.

i passed a bookstore yesterday and HAD to go in. found two books i MUST have: a revised edition of the fashion designer's survival handbook (which i was just rereading - now there's a revised copy - yay!) AND sew u stretch. i've picked up her first book a few times but decided i shouldn't get it because all my clothing is stretch. now, voila, she put out a stretch book!

friday i'm taking a DIY day to spend some time creating and i can't wait to play with this book, along with this t-shirt book i bought a couple summers ago. i'm debating a TranquiliT couture/luxe line with one-of-a-kind pieces similar to tranquilista gems. ahhh, the joys of playing with fabric. i just can't get enough of convertible pieces!

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chic gddss said...

a-a-a-h, I just discovered the sew u stretch book, too. delish!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the idea of a couture/luxe line of tranquilit--
This weekend, I was wearing my cap-sleeve tunic from way back (a favorite piece that I wear all the time) and thinking, "oh, i wish Kimberly would make this tunic with extra long sleeves!"

Can't wait to see your newest creations!

diana from pa said...

Have fun on Friday - sounds like a great day. Last week I made a fabulous yoga mat bag using Amy Butler's free pattern for only $10! I love the discount fabric place near my home - it is the best! I didn't purchase the books you mentioned, but those links led me to a few that I had to purchase - thanks for the tip and happy sewing!
I think it is so wonderful that sewing is considered hip and cool!

kaltag-blankie said...

i second anonymous on the idea of the couture/luxe line!

traci trainer said...

Thanks you for all you share! You are so amazing.

Carolyn said...

Yamilee? You saw Yamilee?? Fun times!!! I miss both of you!

Yes yes i'm studying... :-)