Floor Art

I recently went to a Star Trek convention down the street (with ubiquitous time traveling Steam Punk):

It was pretty much a big advertisement for the Texas Lottery, targeting people who have aspergers AND are bad at math, so I’m not sure who they think their audience is. But they sponsored a chance for people to dress in Star Trek costumes, so you can’t really blame them too much.

The plan was to make a world record for number of people in costume in one place. It was not beat, but William Shatner did break the record for shortest celebrity appearance, so it goes.

And dancing did ensue:

All of my pictures of the event are either lousy or pretty much lousy because the enormous wall of windows made it impossible to focus.

Then we walked around the corner and discovered some incredibly elaborate floor art:

Upon closer inspection, there are all sorts of tiny metal strips and various colors intricately worked in:

These little, seemingly random thingies are spread out at various increasing distances as they get farther away from the above-pictured spiral, even tucked away in corners and behind things.

Some of them of identifiable objects:

And so forth:

We found what appeared to be a key, but could not decipher it:

Even when we found the . . . solar system being eaten by snakes? . . . we were still stumped:

Behind Brent:


This one has a device installed in the ceiling whose sole purpose is to keep a red laser dot on the eye of the snake, and to shift it slightly:

Also, it has the dotted line of a horse head around it.

Snake set:

The planets were also highly detailed:

Probably Saturn:

There was geometry everywhere, some of it more obvious than in other places:

Looking it up later online, we were able to verify the year this stuff was done, but no further information about it:

There was a bird pulling a worm through a wormhole:

And a giant mosquito:

Plus the best police badge ever:

A lovely quote:

And some other stuff:


I tried doing various image searches, but Google was no help:

Yes, thank you Google, this is very similar to a scorpion constellation built into a floor:

Our AI has not yet caught up to Max Headroom.



New Wardrobe

I have a client I’ve been sewing for for years who only wears floor-length skirts, and they have to be busy. She is the kind of person who can take a clown costume and make it look subtle and elegant, so she recently started going through her wardrobe and updating everything that wasn’t interesting her anymore.






After, other side:

I also made several originals in various color combinations in her current favorite design:

And one shirt:


Two of these garments are pictured with a backdrop of my wall hanging of the petroglyph of Powerful Woman by Ty Albright, commissioned to replace the door to my laundry room with something more interesting.

Catching up on the Little Things

So I’ve been busy sewing instead of blogging, and it’s not going to get any better for my blog for another two weeks, but while I’m still too awake to sleep and too tired to sew, I’ll catch up on everything but the big project that’s taking all my time right now.

That one doesn’t get any updates until after it’s finished and open to the public; the press event is on the 3rd of next month, so by force everything we’ve been working on will have to be done by then or else. And I’ll finally be able to catch up on the other clients I’ve been juggling on back burners, as well as probably start an etsy store. Or, because there’s not much I hate more than listing keywords and filling in forms, get my roommate to start an etsy store for me in exchange for various goods and services, including turning all this accumulation of grey into a decked out bedroom lounge area:


Here are a few of my recent smaller projects . . .

A customer wanted to buy these earrings, but I had lost one, so I copied the earring I had to make a complete pair:

I did a handful of minor alterations, including adding a snap to make this vest into a shirt:

Which means that I got to have a hand in reimagining a garment by my favorite designer:

I took this complicated dress in by about 4 inches in the sides (which included a zipper and multiple seams) and the shoulders:

It was a very hot little number, but I don’t have a mannequin or dress form with small enough shoulders to give a full visual image of how tailored this dress is.

I turned these fabrics:

into these 2 shirts, 1 dress, and repair of damage to the original:

I took this bridesmaid dress in in the front so the boobs didn’t pouch out, then let the back out by 4.5 inches using some of the lining fabric:

I was invited to the upcoming bridesmaid-dress-burning party, as well as got to meet this odd, hooded cat who has a beard and socks:

This picture doesn’t do his surreality justice.

I made a number of garments for the local boutique and will try to make more in time for their trunk show later this month:

While replacing the buttons on this dress, I discovered some further damage:


Sweater holes–




There are 3 repaired holes in this shot, if you can find them. Otherwise, there are none:

And to replace some worn-out elastic in a casing that is too small for a bodkin, I stitched the elastic to this tool. It would have fit through the eye, but that made it too bulky to fit through the casing: