Another embellishment of a TNT pattern was behind purchasing this little gizmo at Joann's last week when it was 40% off. I collected dupionis and cotton silk blends to make yo-yos to arrange on my garment. This template is a slightly modified yo-yo maker, with a petal design but I'm not sure it is worth the effort....or maybe I'm just not doing it right. So I'll make a dozen of these shaped versions, then a dozen regular round yo-yos and see what I think of this idea.
|Yo yos in progress|
|Some silk ribbons that might end up in the project.|
Since there are no garment pics, I'll leave you with some of our Baltimore summer fun. Downtown Baltimore is built around what's called the Inner Harbor of the Chesapeake Bay. There are many different neighborhoods, business and entertainment venues but this is one we enjoy weekly. At the end of an old pier in Fells Point there's an outdoor movie shown each Wednesday night. You can bring a chair or blanket, sit along the waterfront and enjoy dusk falling all over town. By the time it's dark enough there are more than a few hundred people under the stars ready to enjoy another show. This summer we've seen The Fighter, The Social Network, and Ironman 2.
|The pier with a movie screen on the side of a truck at the end|
|Across the harbor is Domino Sugar, with a ship unloading into the storage units. On a hot summer night the air smells like cotton candy.|
|An unrestored pier with a grey heron and in the background, Federal Hill with the large American flag...yes, "by the rocket's red glare."|
|For all I know, there could be other Baltimore sewists in the crowd!|