Thursday, August 9, 2012

Project Runway Challenge Week 3

Episode 3 of season 10 Project Runway had the designers make a garment based on the color of the Lexus GS automobile and a former Project Runway designers personal preferences, for the Emmys. Essentially the evening wear challenge.

This week I didn't sketch. I let my fabric talk to me and this is what I came up with.

 Isn't she lovely...

Dress details.... satin and tulle.

 Fresa loved the dress so much that she wanted me to put it back on.

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Sweet treat for summer

During the days of blistering heat here in the Central Valley temperatures were projected to be up to 110° by this weekend.
The dog models here at The California Chi Studio needed to cool down. Fresa hopped online and did a search for a frozen dog treat recipe. Tama was anxious to see what she found. After a few minutes of bark-ering over what recipe should be made they agreed on this one, Frozen Peanut Butter Dog Treats. Truthfully they didn't have a choice, we only had the ingredients for it.

I had to alter the recipe, I had my "Make it work" moment.

Here is how it all went down...

You need yogurt and peanut butter, a bowl to mix in, and something to freeze in. (You can follow the exact recipe, by clicking on the link above.)

I used half a cup of plain Greek yogurt and a quarter cup of crunchy peanut butter. Mix until combined.

The original recipe called for cupcake cups, but I was out. I spooned it into small paper cups. Let freeze, about 2 hours.

 Cleaning up the mess, Fresa helped wash dishes.

When ready peal away the paper and serve.


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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Project Runway Challenge Week 2

Here is my creation for the Project Runway challenge Week 2....

The Unconventional Material Challenge: The 15 Designers were asked to use candy from Dylan's Candy Bar to make some sweet dresses.

Since I make pet apparel I debated on using pet food or candy to make the garment. In the end candy was the winner.  In order to make this more challenging I decided to only use candy collected from my and my family's pantry. 

 The Material
 Concept Sketch

 Sewing away

  Gluing on the candy was the most time consuming part


Fresa, workn' it!

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