Day-Glo Neon Paint......sparks my craft mojo!
Greetings, My Groovy Crafters! Has it been over a year since I last posted here? My craft mojo was down and I was missing my motivation & inspiration. It was a tough year for me, but I'm coming out of the craft coma. During my absence it looks like Blogger made some changes to my blog. So...I decided to change it up, too. 'Put the Needle to the Fabric' will now be known as Needles Groove!
Welcome Back, Crafter! A good segue to this post's theme. This past summer, one of my clients returned back for my services, with a new commission proposition. My girl, Shaniece, and her twin were in need of funky throwback jackets to wear as part of their get-up to an Old School concert in their hometown of Philly.
Let's back up a bit, here. Last year around this time, Shaniece contacted me through my website. She was in awe of my Salt N Pepa jackets & asked me to make 2 jackets- one for her and one for her twin- so they could wear them to an Old School show in December. With much coaxing, I decided to give it a go. I was apprehensive at first....I wasn't sure if I could go through another bout of carpal tunnel syndrome-inducing cutting of felt fabric. But I pulled through and ta-da.....
|Shaniece & her twin lookin' fly in my Salt 'n' Pepa jackets|
Shaniece was very specific with her idea- she sent me a picture to follow for inspiration, and instructed me to use Neon colors- pink, purple, orange, yellow, green and blue! Ooooo, fun, I thought!
|Throwback '90s jacket- Neon Paint Splat Re-do|
And voila! Shaniece & her twin are rockin' it again in the flyest of the fly-girl style!
|Shaniece and her twin lookin' gorgeous as always! Posing with MC Lyte (top) & Al B. Sure (bottom).|
A big thanks to Shaniece in coming back for my master crafter services!!! For never having met her or her twin in person, we sure share a common bond with our love of funky throwback fashion! I'm grateful for Shaniece in giving me the opportunity to get my craft on and supply her with the most stylin' jackets to wear at her Old School shows! I'm delighted & tickled to see the pictures of her with her twin in my creations, posing with some of my favorite Old School artists. It makes me smile and let's me know that it's good to be craft in business! Welcome Back, Crafter!