Behind the Scenes of the September/October 2014 issue
What an exciting day we had lined up: Beautiful projects, a beautiful model and of course—Denise was on hand with her miniatures….
Designs Editor, Eileen Roche and Steve Woods review the photos to be sure we have the right shot.
We loved this twin set from Nancy Zieman. So elegant!
Steve and Sam prepare the set for the next scene.
While it may not be a real living room, the pillow is a real project you can make! Be sure to check the Sept/Oct issue for the step-by-step instructions by Kerrin Brookes.
Here’s a garment makeover by Eileen or so she claims….
It appears she has a team of miniature men responsible for the garment makeover. So that’s how she gets so much work done!
Fred the lumberjack clears away the excess brush for the pretty flower embroidery to take center stage. I can’t wait for you to see the garment on the model. It not only looks fabulous but it really is easy to stitch. (Even if you don’t have a team of miniature men!)
Here’s Pierre taking a photo of a new Be the Difference clutch by Marie Zinno. Don’t you love the patterns in this scene?
Hans takes a moment to pose for the camera. He certainly finds interesting places for his photo shoots. Can you guess where he’s hanging out? Be sure to look for Katherine Artines’ project in the Sept/Oct 2014 issue to find out! When you read the story behind Katherine’s project you’ll see why Hans chose this spot for his photo. Everyone needs friends to offer support, strength and hope!
Stylist, Andrea Huffman carefully sets up the next scene featuring a Be the Difference Tote, Sweatshirt and Blanket.
After we photographed Diane Kron’s charming quilt, the lumberjacks were called in again to clear away some overgrown weeping willow branches. I could sure use some lumberjacks in my backyard!
Perspective is an amazing thing – especially when it comes to photography!
Here’s an even more behind the scenes look….
Denise Holguin gets very involved in her miniatures photo shoot. You might even say she lives in her own little world….
Stanley was hired to photograph this fun compact set by Embroidery Garden. It features a mirror and carrying case.
He spent some time explaining his “vision” for the scene to the models.
Estelle was directed to sit on top of a Parisian perfume bottle. (Sure hope she doesn’t fall down!)
Miranda took center stage on the quilted carrying case. She does love the camera!
Have you noticed all the teal colored projects in this issue? September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month – and teal is the color chosen to spread awareness. Like many of our readers, we know people that have been affected by ovarian cancer. To show our support we chose to make the entire issue teal colored. Not only do we want to help spread awareness but we want to offer hope, celebrate life and help find a cure. For more information visit the Be the Difference Foundation website.
The September/October issue will be available September 1st. Be sure to pick up your copy from your local dealer or visit the Designs in Machine Embroidery website to order a subscription.
|Here’s your assignment this week:
Support the Be the Difference Foundation. Please visit their website or like their Facebook page. Your support is greatly appreciated. Leave a comment below about your favorite item in your house that is TEAL! Four comments will be chosen to receive a $25 gift certificate to use at SewTimeless.com towards a design CD. Good luck!
|The winner of last week assignment:
What’s your favorite method for mending a mistake like this? Throw it out? Use a seam ripper? Peggy’s Stitch Eraser? One comment will be chosen to win a $25 gift card to use on the DIME website!And the winner is J Coxsey – “Like others have said, for a design like this, I would leave it in the hoop, carefully pick out the stitches and then find the place in the design to be restitched and stitch! If it’s too dense to fix, rather than toss it in the bin, I save it and use it in some sort of mixed media or fabric collage if possible. You could also use the embroidered design in an in-the-hoop applique design such as a crazy quilt. Great way to repurpose and turn a mistake into a happy accident!”