This is all about my textile work and textile fun... Custom Cycling Caps and more -- much much more.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

the anti anti bumper sticker movement.

Bumper sticker in Alameda on my way in to work



Thursday, June 24, 2010

When working with a new product...

Hi Ya,
I have been trying out different techniques for team caps.  You know with the Logo of the team and the name all spelled out.  Well, any hoo.  Todays lesson was in Iron On Transfers.  And the results were ... mixed.  I mean filled with great features.  Such as having your team name easily read by drivers in passing cars looking through their rear view.  

The next great, um, feature is seeing how interesting the effects of types of transfer paper.  Notice how the top one is not so much with the easy reading.  And the bottom one looks wonderful when you hold your laptop up next to a mirror.

The nice thing is that, after reading the entire directions, I learned a new way to put fancy images on caps.   I also a few ways to make them interesting as well as fancy.

I hope you enjoyed this time at Mary's Craft Corner.   A quick shout out to Peter D. - my peep over at Team Alameda.  Fun guy to work with.  :)  I am glad he liked the image ( you know once I fix it).

Lots of love to you all,

Planning trip to Philly ...

Hi Everyone,
I have decided to go to Philly a day early to see the sites.  I will be downtown near the Armory.   I would love to hear your suggestions of must see sights.  So far I know I am going to go to Independence Hall.


Saturday, June 19, 2010

blog in new colors!

Hi ya,
I have been trying to do a little silk screen printing.  Well, I have been stenciling and stamping (with my own hand made stamps and stencils).  It is turning out really well.  I even did a wash test and it worked!  Now more team caps... I hope.   And I can design my own fabric.    It is just hard to find axolotl fabric in the shops these days.  Coelacanth fabric is pretty much extinct too.  However, I am going to make some!  With glow in the dark ink too.  Nice.
Pictures some time soon.
Made a cap for a great gal named Kim.  She came by the new shop to try it on and pick out trims.  She has great taste and the cap is super cute.  Win Win.
Night all.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Going to Philadelphia! For the Philly Bike Expo...

Hi Ya,
I am so excited.  I am going to the Philly bike Expo.  Here is a link:

philly bike expo

I'll have a booth for my caps and my alloneword caps will be in the fashion show too.

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Workshop Pictures.... :)

Hi Ya,
Just like I promised a picture of my new workshop.

I love it.  Big window with a fab tree... so close I can touch it.  Nice.  

What is not shown in the picture is all the boxes in the hall way and around the room.  I have lots to do and I am going to get to it.

Much Love and Thanks to Everyone,

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Taxi Cap has a new paint job....

Hi Ya,
Hey, I'm writing here.  Here are some quick pics of my Taxi Cap with its new paint.
Thank you for stopping by,

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Aids/LifeCycle 2010 Keith G. Mark E. and The Red Pencils

Hi Ya,
Just a quick shout out to my peeps starting the  Aids Life Cycle #9  tomorrow.  

Ride Safe, Have Fun, Drink Water!    -- I can't wait to read your updates.--

I received a beautiful email from Mark E. who is part of the Red Pencils.   I could not be more proud to be associated with a group of folks.

Aids Life Cycle 2010

With Sincere Gratitude,

PS You can still donate.  Just click here.

<--- Mark E. (photo to darn cute not to show off & look at that fine cap.)


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Just the Plaid Man ... going on the Aids Life Cycle....2010!

Hi Ya,
Check out this cool guy in my plaid cap.  He has an interesting blog too.  Here is a link to his blog and a review of said cap:


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Just the Plaid Man ... going on the Aids Life Cycle....2010

Hi Everyone,
Just got an order a few days ago for one of my favorite caps -- Just the Plaid Man.  And, it going with him on the ALC 2010 ride.  Nice.  Here is a picture of the cap...

I am hoping he will send a pic of him in the cap on the ride.

The Aids Life Cycle 2010 starts this Sunday.  If you are going to the launch party on Sunday I will see you there.

Much love and good wishes for the riders and families.