7/9/09

Busy Betty

I was fortunate enough to have some child-free work time this morning while Brett and S were at the YMCA so I took advantage of the studio floor space and sprawled my vintage sheets out and started cutting. I individually traced and cut out twenty smock tops, ten doll bases, and a countless amount of bibs. This is the halfway point.

I discovered sitting on a big cushion helps with sore ankles on a hard surface and that taking frequent breaks to relieve the back is necessary. I found some new music to listen to off of someone's blog (I forget who now) and enjoyed the rhythmic tracing and cutting, tracing and cutting.

These pieces are part of the new baby line for Red Velvet Art that will debut sometime later this month. I've got some big plans to expand it into the Fall and can't wait to see these pieces take form and be finished!

More soon!

~Rachel

16 comments:

chelseybell. said...

i think the baby line will be a huugge hit. best of luck with it--very excited to see what you make in the next few months.

hope you're doing well!

mrs boo radley said...

Beautiful, Busy Betty!

Liz V. said...

these look gorgeous already!

in company with sparkles said...

I love the patterns on these vintage sheets! I'm going to keep an eye out for them now at thrift store for repurposing.
Baby stuff at RVA will be perfect!

love,
cait

Peptogirl said...

Soooo pretty! Gosh, that's a lot of cutting though. I never had much patience for cutting. Can't wait to see the new line!

Amber said...

SO pretty! Love it!

Christine said...

those are gorgeous. I hope you'll have some boyish stuff too?!

I found that sitting on a boppy pillow helped when I was pregnant and postpartum as well :-)

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Paula Kathlyn said...

I am so jealous at how you just put your mind to something and get it done! I have too many 1/2 done projects to count. Good for you :) I love your baby line idea and can't wait to see the finished prduct. I have a 4 month old and plan to have a few more so I may be buying stock in your line. . .haha.

margot said...

really really amazing!!!

LewandLisa said...

Those bibs are going to be beautiful! Love the fabric! :)

Leslie said...

When you have that much cutting to do, do you prefer scissors or a rotary fabric cutter? Just curious!

RachelDenbow said...

When I'm cutting straight lines, I always use my rotary cutter. When I'm cutting out patterns with curves or odd shapes, I always use my shears.

And then I get a blister on my pinkie.

anne esquibel said...

Cuuuute bibs!

Stefan, Sarah and Lukka said...

cute! You are such a busy bee, and all the RV stuff looks so awesome!
Sarah M

Elsie Flannigan said...

YAY!!! your bibs are amazing!!

Mandi said...

SO, I'm not even close to having a baby... but I feel like I should stock up now. heeee!
Will you make me some one day when I AM with child? ;)