Monday, April 25, 2011

limos, pants, shorts and boning

Good morning, afternoon, or evening depending on when your reading this :) another week has gone by, the weather is getting warmer, the suns rays are sparking life into the ground and spring has begun :)

Thought I would start off by showing these pairs of dress pants made for a delightful restaurant manager. "Booya" (his nickname coined from his last name) is a sharp dresser and I believe the purple pants are going to be a wonderful addition to his arsenal of clothing!

Krystle and I decided to have shiskabobs for dinner, mushrooms, red peppers, onions and ELK MEAT :) If you haven't been lucky enough to try elk, go out of your way and find some, ITS SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!

While cooking on the BBQ the sun was displaying its magic as it descended out of sight. Breathtaking!

This is Windsor United's new soccer (proper football) jerseys. We couldn't find a sponsor who would donate to our team so the guys surprised me with this!!! I was shocked and VERY honoured that they would do that for me!!! I have some of the best friends around!!!!! Also if you are free May 6th and ready to party the team is having a social at the legion on river ave!!

I've been working with my mentor Alex Espinosa the last couple days, hes teaching me how to make an elegant grad gown for Devin, who graduates this spring. Congratulations Devin!!!

BONING!!! Geez laaaaweeeezzzz we had to put a ton of boning into her dress to make sure it stays on! We are making a strapless corset top with a frilled pedal bottom!!! more pictures to come!!!

Spring is upon us which means SHORTS!!!! If you would like me to turn your old pants into shorts I WOULD BE MORE THEN HAPPY TO :) :D :)

This wonderful little bag is my latest creation, its dedicated for all of you who hate things in your pockets and don't want to carry a hug bag!!! You can wear the "pouch" several ways, around the shoulder, around the waist, you can take off the belt strap and wear just the "pouch" hanging from your belt loops!!! It has a zipper underneath the flap for added security!!! I have made several in different colours and fabrics. Come by the studio to pick one up!

Saturday night was my friend Jacqueline's birthday, she is an absolutely wonderful woman who hosts the most fabulous parties!!! Snapped this shot of one of her famous platters she always puts out!!! ohhh meee ohhh my the green peppercorn cheese was amazing!!!

This book was on a coffee table and thought it was a funny but offensive title for a book, the author was obviously going for shock value!

We took a limo from Jacqueline's to the social at Mystique nightclub. This shot of my sister Laural definitely describes how silly and AWESOME the ride was. Highlight of the trip was "Rasputin" by Boney M blaring over the radio and Stephanie doing the classic arms crossed dip Russian dance. SOOOOOO GOOOOD!!! Below is the song on youtube, disco lives on!

The silliness continued when we arrived at the club, dancing up a storm acting all crazy and LOVING IT!!! we had such a blast!!!! What a great night ladies!!!! Mystique has such a wicked layout but no one goes, I wish it was still desire...

On a more serious note if you can spare 14 minutes you should really check out this video my friend Aaron forwarded me from Its all about becoming a more green community and how we can use natures genius in architecture. I really recommend it!!

One last thing before I leave you till next week, my open house showing is May 6th from 5pm - 11pm and May 7th from 11am - 5pm :) See you all then and have a great week friends!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Auction, Art show, Wedding and Beauty

Ohhh Winnipeg, what a busy little week we've had :)

Went to the Winnipeg police bicycle auction on Saturday. I was super duper far from the stage and bought theeee worst bicycle known to man for $100!!! Anyone who went will tell you about the hordes of people and how you couldn't really see the bikes...until you bought them. I felt ripped off but only have myself to blame...darn

I was cruising on my bike when I came around the corner and saw this!!! WTF!!! how the hell does this happen!!! I'm seriously going to verbally assault the next person I see litter

Friday night was fun filled art good times!!! Went to the Cre8ery to help support the gallery, they were having an art auction of pieces donated by several artists. Along with the donated pieces was a performance from these two, quirky, odd, fun was exhibited. They even put a ridiculous amount of shaving cream in their hair....great transformation!!!

It snowed first I wasn't pleased about the snow but then saw the beauty that it brought, there really is something to be said about snow covered trees. Taking in the beauty of nature is a must for all :)

Flood waters are high, send positive vibrations for all those affected

Last night I went to the Louis Riel High school fashion show, the kids did an excellent job of putting on a wonderful show!!! They have one more show tonight if your interested!!! (Monday night)

After leaving the show I looked up to see a wonderful display of cloud formations above me, I stopped and starred for a while, wow was it pretty!

Of course amongst all the things happening in this great city, I found time to work on several projects. These vests (actually 4 here) are for the wedding party of Devin. Of course they aren't done yet but I thought I'd give a little preview showing that I can now do ties :)

That's all for this week friends, be sure to check out next weeks post :) Oh and I almost forgot, I'm having a showcase of my latest works May 6th from 5pm - 11 pm and May 7th 11am - 5pm. Of course this will be at my studio 89 Princess St :)

until next week,
be well and stay true :)

Monday, April 11, 2011

its a long post

Sorry for the long delay in posts everyone, It wont happen again because I've figured out a schedule :) Every Monday I will do my best to post a little something from the week I've had for your viewing pleasure.

This Polaroid was snapped by Mike Talastas a very talented videographer/photographer doing some big things with his main man Josh Tamayo (photographer/videographer.

Check them out at
or scope the duos latest videos at

I came across this chair a week or so ago, thought it was just the happiest little chair around! smile on chair, smile on

I was at the legion the other night, guys bathrooms are disgusting!!! I wonder if someone strategically placed the beer in the toilet or if it just happened this way...

I painted for the first time since before Christmas, ohhhhh man was I excited to get the brush flowing again. I'm really happy with this one titled, "three become one"

SPRING!!!! I went to visit my mentor Alex a week and a bit ago and saw my first flower in his garden, ohhhh meeee ohhhh my I'm excited for what is about to come :)

On another note, whats with all the garbage around our city? The snow has receded to showcase what slobs us Winnipegers are? Do people not realize that when they litter on the ground, someone else has to pick it up again?

My nephew came in from Vancouver to visit, we went to paladin restaurant. The waitress rocked his world by bringing him a bunch of creamers to play with. He created an impressive tower then acted like a zombie, my sister Laural laughed as I snapped this picture. I love my small family :)

On to some work...
This pair of jeans is for a very stylish and talented man here in Winnipeg. Notice the red stripe down the side on this beautiful raw 14oz indigo red denim!!!! sublime

This pair is for a friend named Kirk, He wanted something for summer so I made him this sick denim. These lightweight jeans were a perfect fit for his neutral style.

This is the first pair of two tone frost detailing, I'm very happy with the end product

I love taking shots when my tools are all strewn around my table

Last but not least is this pair I made for a client of mine, he loved the sheen this poly/cotton had so I threw some patchwork and frost to top them off!

I've also been hard at work making womans jackets, dresses and tops for my upcoming showing of work. Friday May 6th between 5-10 and Saturday May 7th between 11 - 5 I'll open the doors to the studio and let all you come and see my latest creations!!! Come early because as you all know my work is limited :)

stay fresh, smiling and open friends
Much love