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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

.pdf epatterns, $1 ea size, fabric photo frame patterns, washable style or nonwashable

Hi everyone!  You can purchase and download .pdf epatterns, $1 for each sized photo frame, either the washable, sewn, fabric style, or the nonwashable style, 12 patterns available, 6 sizes each for the 2 styles.  Paypal accepted.  Great for last minute decorating or to make for gifts, even after Christmas holiday festivities.  Happy Holidays to ALL!   http://www.fabricatedframes.com/epatternInstructionsFabricPhotoFrames.html

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

dog bellybands for pugs, and yorkies, and custom sizes available

I have recently made dog bellybands for a Yorkie and have made dog bellybands for pugs, so I can contract sew dog bellybands for your dog, any custom size, you pick the fabric, usually cotton flannel is used.  I added a meshy fabric pocket, so a cut up diaper cloth can be slid in and act as a "barrier".  If you need to potty train your dog or puppy, or if he or she is bathroom accident prone, dog bellybands are the way to go.  Best to use fabric from http://www.joann.com/ , http://www.fabric.com/ , http://www.jandofabrics.com/ , http://www.hancockfabric.com/ , and other fabric or quilt shops in your local area. I am also venturing into dog shirts, soon.  The dog bellybands start at $3 for mini dog bellybands, if you provide the fabric, or starting at $5  for mini dog bellybands with fabric provided by me.  Mini dog bellybands were for a Yorkie 3.5 lbs.  Pug bellybands have also been made, and available starting at $7.  All bellybands come with cotton flannel outer cover and lining, velcro closure, wrap style, and a meshy fabric pocket for holding cut up diaper cloth, which could be provided for $0.50 a piece extra.  Custom sized dog bellybands can be sewn up.  Just provide me with the width around your dog, how wide and how long you want your dog bellyband, what types of colors and designs you are looking for.

Check out http://www.fabricatedframes.com/FabricLadiesAndComputerAccessoriesStationery.html - Paypal is accepted.   We can meet if you are local to discuss your needs, even if you want to meet at a local Joann Fabrics.

Thank you!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

color value versus color tone

Ok, for those of you who do not know-
In color:
VALUE is how bright or dull a color is
TONE is how light or dark a color is.  A lighter tone of a color is called a "tint" of that color or hue, a darker color of a hue or color, is called a "shade" of that color

Tonal, meaning it's from the same color family, hence the word, "monotoned"

If anyone tells you differently, then they didn't go to school for interior design, like I did, and get a degree in it.  I detest when people pass along information that is not true.
Thank you!
Kristie

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

art being lifted off of artists' sites and being placed on products, without permission

There is a disturbing trend in the art, licensing, and product design industries....stealing art for profit.

I was just told last week that some art directors have or are resorting to stealing art, lifting it from other small time artists' sites, to place on their line's products...would you want to buy products from a company, knowing that they lifted it from someone else's site, off of the site of someone who drew, created, painted that image, and possibly took weeks to create that image, that art?  I was also told that Walmart, to their credit, refuses to steal other's art, and has reemed art directors and the like who come to them with stolen art, when being presented with product with intellectual property, creative works like art, illustrations, patterns, etc., to the buyers of Walmart.

What about contests that companies hold, where art/design students win, with lifted images off of other peoples' sites? That's happened to me. A woman in the UK, a design student, lifted an image off of my site, and won a contest with a company that I will not mention for legal reasons, and that company ran a contest for students to submit designs for a packaging and product design.  Nothing against the UK, I LOVE the UK, and it hurts bc it is one of my fav countries and I love the people.  And lifting happens ANYWHERE in this world, as we all know, just so happened that this lifting was done overseas. 

Funny how I sent that same image to their then buyer, 8 months after creating it in October 2001, and I love how these buyers "keep your work on file for future reference...really?

Anyway, I found out that it was lifted off of my site, bc I belonged to this co's mailing list online, and saw my image one day, replicated over and over again, all over the outer packaging and the bottle/container packaging. Killed me everytime I went into one of my favorite touristy, boutique shops withing 100 mile radius and saw the item. It's weird bc from a yr before that, I saw mysterious site stats showing someone from that region, looking at that image, for like a week. The interesting thing was that that image was for my boyfriend at the time's neighbor's dog Queenie, and his photo, and the image was on a frame. I put it up on my site around 2002, and redid it, shown on various frames and whatnot over the next 2-3 years, thinking, "Ok, it's not the greatest graphic, but, I will redo it...eventually." Proves that even garbage, not up to snuff art gets lifted, I guess. I guess our doodles on paper, while waiting on the phone for customer service calls are up for lifting too. Even as recently as last month, I pointed it out to my boyfriend, seeing the item in a christmas shop, selling the thing, even though it was discontinued, I still find it in places. Well, thank goodness for http://www.archive.org/ because they record any and all objects, jpgs, webpages that have ever been uploaded to the internet, and I have backup, showing my image being uploaded as early as 2002.


There is RAMPID stealing and lifting in the art school student community, too. About 17 yrs ago, a guy was thrown out of my art school for a)lifting images off of other students interior design projects and b)having other students do his work for him. Can you imagine? Unbelievable.

Thanks,

Kristie
http://www.fabricatedframes.com/

Monday, May 24, 2010

queen of hearts gold crown image of mine from 2001 on my products at www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames

I'm uploading my Queen Of Hearts crown gold image, that I made for my customer's dog Queenie's fabric photo frame back in October 2001, and it's placement on my www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames products.    This image was placed on my site back in 2002, and is archived on http://www.archive.org/ , showing so, at http://web.archive.org/web/20031102062727/fabricatedframes.com/QueenOfHeartsCrownGold.jpg , November 2003 at archive.org, and GoldHeartCrown2x3Frm.jpg on www.fabricatedframes.com/BuyPageTable.htm back on Oct 22, 2002, see http://web.archive.org/web/20021022020042/http://www.fabricatedframes.com/BuyPageTable.htm

Ok, so here they are on products:

Queen of Hearts Crown gold image on:


dog shirt, paw magnet, bone magnet, dog tag, necklace, key chain, nail clipper (for humans lol), watch, 4GB usb flash drive, bottle opener, key finder, tape measurer
 
 
Queen of Hearts Crown gold image on:


hand mirror, heart ornament, mug, cd / dvd case / wallet, t-shirt, chain purse, 3" button, memory card reader, postcard, mini greeting card, onesie, bib, tank top for women, office shoulder bag, wallet
 
 
 
Queen of Hearts Crown gold image on:


apron, tile coaster, desk pen holder clock, jewelry clock, glasses cloth, heart coaster, cushion cover 18" sq., jewelry case
 
 

Sunday, May 23, 2010

my art on products like mugs, tiles, backpacks, totes, usb flash drives, memory card readers, tape measyrers, clocks, bibs, onesies











baby: cd/dvd wallets, onesies, t-shirts, bibs


berry themed: tile coasters, mugs, travel mug

kokopelli: wall clock, tile coaster, pillow, apron, usb 4GB flash drive, bottle opener, necklace, tape measurer

Paris Cityscape: chain purse, tile coaster, necklace, wall clock, memory card reader, 4GB usb flash drive, backpack, watch, business card holder, tape measurer

toile and beauty themed: 4GB usb flash drive, netbook case, shoulderbag, rubber coaster, pillow, hand mirror, nail clipper, pillow case, cd/dvd case, keychain, ornament

Friday, May 21, 2010

My images / illustrations on their products, like mugs, rugs, tile coasters, flash drives, memory card readers, jewelry, and more

http://www.image-is-us.com/product/24386416 Chinese toile 4GB usb flash drive $21.99


http://www.image-is-us.com/product/24386431 Chinese toile netbook case $15.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/product/24446249 aqua blue toile bucket bag $31.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/product/24446248 aqua blue toile tote bag $15.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/product/24446252 aqua blue toile mini coin purse $9.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/product/26016171 Paris Cityscape nail clipper key chain $10.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/product/26016179 Paris Cityscape memory card reader $14.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/product/26016181 Paris Cityscape office handbag $35.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/product/26016177 Paris Cityscape chain purse $28.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/product/26016178 Paris Cityscape backpack $24.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/product/26006469 Paris Cityscape 4 GB usb flash drive $20.99
 
Plus I have my kokopelli image on products too

Monday, May 17, 2010

An observation from a woman who has been a bridesmaid twice, a bridal registry consultant, a bridal vendor, and yet, not a bride...there's still time

Well, June will be here next month, and soon we will see specials on the Style Network, and the Food Network, relating to brides, weddings, dresses, cakes, and everything in between.  Let's see, I'm 36 years old, and in my life, I have been a bridesmaid twice, a bridal registry consultant (even though I wasn't ever a bride), a wedding vendor to 4 clients, so far, and yet...I've never been a bride.  Well, there's still time.  I'm with the man of my dreams, and the other day, we were talking about jobs, and being that he was a man that wasn't used to talking about the bridal industry, I kind of hit him with ALL that entails of being surrounded by everything relating to a wedding.

As a bridesmaid, here are the things that I've had to deal with:
-I've been subjected to the noncaring bridal shop seamstress, who twirls you on the platform, picks at the dress that you're trying on (word to the wise, you prom season girls, brides, bridal party, and such- check out your local home economics teacher to see if she can hem your dress for less, from $5-$25 per dress), AND...I've learned that great customer service, even an associate saying a beautiful "HI! Can I help you?" as you enter the shop for the first time, if even to window shop or browse, and a bridal shop that actually cares about you, treats you with kid gloves, is the right choice.

-dealing with the girls in the party, trying to find a meeting of the minds over favors for the shower, the bridesmaid/bridesmatron dress style, how much to go in for for the bachelorette party, who does what in the bridal party, other girls' tastes versus your's, and much more.  We had a wishing well for my cousin's bridal shower for her groom, and we bought a big trash can, for the groom's $5-10 gifts for him, and I put one of my fabric photo frames tied to it, and put in a fabric sign inside, and called it, "Kenny's Can".

-meeting the groomsmen the night before the wedding, and the awkward dance with your paired up partner down the aisle, during the reception, because you met him the night before, and still can't remember his last name (I am going to have several outing with my bridal party, including the guys, so that the women and men get to know one another, and not have a first meeting the night before the wedding)

-and of course, a big issue for people, the money involved in doing all of these things.  Honestly, I think that I'm not getting married until I can afford for my party to have everything that I (or WE) need and want them to have, so that they don't feel burdened.  Afterall, I, and my future fiance', will be the ones asking them to be in our party, not the other way around.  I'm still getting used to the "WE" thing.
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As a bridal consultant, I've had to deal with:
-the bridal couple, their expectations, from simple, to elaborate

-the infamous scan gun, to scan their favorite items, from expensive items that some may never use (although, it's nice to have as an investment, down the road, in case you do want to "do it up" for the holidays), to the groom's need to have the Godfather trilogy on dvd.  Or dealing with the gun, and then finding out the system is down, or your fellow sales associate still can't figure out how to use it, and tells the couple to come back when you're back on schedule...not a good thing to do as a sales associate.

-the mother of the bride...although I had one that was VERY detail oriented, but not hard to deal with, just concerned that her daughter had the best wedding possible

-dealing with the MANY poor couples having to return rolling flat carts of merchandise, FILLED HIGH,  I can't tell you how many times that this happened, because aunt so and so decided to buy the wrong small appliance, because the aunt felt that the one on the register wasn't the right one for them...word to the wise, if the bridal couple picked it for their registry, you should buy that specific one that they picked, not what you "feel" is the right one for them, because the couple is only going to bring it back, waste time, hold a line up...or, don't buy one at all.  Get a gift card.  Better yet, donate to the couple's favorite charity.  I am going to make a list on my facebook profile, and do a color chart of my favorite colors for each room, and scan pics of what I have already, to give them an idea of my style.  I say this, if you can only afford $5, think of what the bridal couple would want for that $5- their favorite scented candle, a plush towel in their favorite color, a platter in their favorite colors and styles from TJ Maxx or Marshalls that was on clearance, or at an antique shop, or even an estate sale or gulp, garage sale.  You'd be suprised what people get rid of these days.  However... that aunt may STILL buy that item that you didn't want, so...brace yourself.

-having to tell the couple that the item that they picked out for their registry has been discontinued, and having to ask them what they want to do next, in lieu of the situation- I LOVE EDI systems (it's a retail thing)

-having to be on floor as a sales associate, bridal consultant, unofficial department assistant manager, being a glorified stockperson having to put away flat trucks of merchandise filled 6 feet high, deal with the EDI to see if merchandise is going to be clearanced or what the buyer needs to know from your store, dust, clean, do special orders for china, flatware, and stemware, inventory, etc. - I could go on and on.  Yay.

As a wedding vendor:
-turned my frames into favors / place cards, for bridal showers, reception, table number display frames, printing on fabric, or cardstock, personalizing the frames to the event with names and dates

-dealt with the "sample" issue:  What I do is charge for the sample, $1-3, but normally $2-$4 for nonwashable fabric covered favor / place card wallet sized photo frames, minimum depending on what is asked of my services, some fabric or services may require extra.  Then, I take that sample off of the subtotal, when they buy 25, 50, 100, 300 etc. items, so instead of paying for 150 favor frames, they pay for 149 frames.  All samples are available to purchase through Paypal on my site, at no extra cost to the bridal couple or party.  Many vendors will give a free sample, but so that they don't attract people that want free merchandise, they ask for proof of an engagement, like a clipping or scan of an announcement of the engagement from their local paper. As my cousin told me, when I got into the wedding vendor industry, "Favors, place cards, should be the same, or less than the cost of the stationery / invites", between $1-5..however, some are as much as $10-$25 for the REALLY luxurious ones out there, depending on what materials, fabrics, etc. are used, and how long it takes to make them up.

-I am trying to get into the industry, selling wholesale

-having the pleasure of dealing with the bridal party who want favors / place cards for their friend / family member's bridal shower, or the mother of the bride organizing the day.  So far, so good- you have to help these people, this is a big day in their life, so make it wonderful for them, not awful.

-thanking God that I'm not a cake decorator, or bridal gown sales associate.  I saw that episode of Cake Boss, where the cake shop owner's favorite customer's daughter, the bride, came in the day before the wedding, and massacred the cake, when the cake shop owner left the room for 2 minutes, to figure out how to redo her cake that was finished to specifications, but due to mother-daughter strife, the bride hated the cake, saw it finished, and decided to do some of her own decorating, taking some icing and dessicrating the cake.  Buddy was amazing, dealing with it.  He handled the situation, well, as well as a great vendor could. lol  He made a new one within 12 hours, and delivered it.  I respect Buddy and Duff Goldman IMMENSELY.  And I'm extremely tense when I decorate a cake, so to do it for a living would not be a good idea.  And those bridal shop sales associates, who have to schlepp heavy, expensive dresses back and forth, making a 7-8% commission only on the dress sold, no base wage, from what I've been told... I'm not great at sales.  Dealing with a mother of honor or friend or family in the bridal party, and them telling the bride that she looks fat in a dress that she tried on, or hearing, "Well, "I" wouldn't wear that dress!"  It's the bride's day, not the best friend's, or mother's, or grandmother's day.  Usually that type of incident stems from jealousy or control issues, because the person who speaks out of turn is having something going wrong in their life, or that they can't control, so they nitpick at something like a bride's wedding dress that she's trying on.  Saw THAT on an episode of "Say Yes To The Dress".

-dealing with the bride, matron of honor/maid of honor, bride's mother change her mind on an item.  It happens. You may not be JUST dealing with the person on the phone or in email, others, not showing themselves, may be involved in the decision making process.  If they change their mind,  you move on.  Onto the next project.

Well, after telling my boyfriend all of this, warning him, I mean, enlightening him lol of what is involved in all the planning of a wedding, from all of the hats that I have worn, even showing him a dvd of Disney's wedding planning in Disney World, his eyes are now more open.  It's funny, after dealing with all of the stress, the issues with other parties involved, seeing what others go through...I still crave to have all of that some day...just hopefully, to deal with it better than I did at the time, be more prepared, and dreaming of the wonderousness of the future event for my guy and myself.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

custom art on flip mino hd video recorders, clocks, mugs, tile coasters, pk/8 postcards, onesies, and more!

check out http://www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe - check out my art on products at www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe , like a Flip Mino HD video recorder for $191, a Flip Mino for $141, clocks, mugs, tile coasters, packs of 8 postcards, onesies from sizes 6mons to 2T, and much more!
http://www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe.414776180 Paris Cityscape Flip Mino HD video recorder $191

http://www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe.414776181 Paris Cityscape Flip Mino $141

http://www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe.268195010 All Kinds of Berries tile coaster $6

http://www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe.414776173 Black toile modern clock $35 http://www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe.267793340 Paris Cityscape large mug $12.99

http://www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe.414776169 Paris Cityscape postcards pk/8 $7.99

http://www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe.268516858 Lambs illustration onesie $10.49 6mons-2T available

custom 4gb usb flash drivesm backpacks, netbook cases, memory card readers, throw pillow cases, shoulder handbags, office handbags, and more!

Check out my art on products at www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames , like 4GB usb flash drive, school bag, memory card reader, chain purse, oversize office handbag, shoulder sling bag, business card holder,netbook case, throw pillow case, shoulder handbag, and much more.
 
http://www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames/ReviewProduct.aspx?StoreProductId=24386087 Black toile design on 4GB usb flash drive $20.99


http://www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames/ReviewProduct.aspx?StoreProductId=24432889 black toile netbook case $15.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames/ReviewProduct.aspx?StoreProductId=24432907 black toile shoulder handbag $41.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames/ReviewProduct.aspx?StoreProductId=24432931 black toile throw pillow case 18x18" $13.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames/ReviewProduct.aspx?StoreProductId=24432932 black toile business card holder $8.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames/ReviewProduct.aspx?StoreProductId=26016177  Paris cityscape chain purse $28.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames/ReviewProduct.aspx?StoreProductId=26016178 school bag Paris cityscape $24.99

http://www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames/ReviewProduct.aspx?StoreProductId=26016179 memory card reader $14.99 Paris cityscape

http://www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames/ReviewProduct.aspx?StoreProductId=26016181 Paris citysape oversize office handbag $35.99 with black toile pattern on back

http://www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames/ReviewProduct.aspx?StoreProductId=26016180 shoulder sling bag $20.99 Paris cityscape

Thursday, April 29, 2010

epatterns to buy for $1, to make fabric photo frames

Please visit www.fabricatedframes.com/epatternInstructionsFabricPhotoFrames.html to purchase $1 .pdf instructions to make fabric photo frames, emailed to you, to download and print from your printer. 6 sized frames offered, each $1, for nonwashable, and washable, sewn, photo frames

Friday, April 23, 2010

fabric bellybands for dogs, custom oven mitts, .pdf instructions for making fabric photo frames, your own fabric or wallcovering on my fabric photo frames

Ok, I've been busy!
This month, I've made fabric photo frames using a client's high end wallcovering for the frame fronts and sides www.fabricatedframes.com/CustomerOwnMaterialPhotoFramesWithGlass.html

and made .pdf instructions, for purchasing with Paypal, epattern instructions for making nonwashable or washable, sewn, fabric photo frames, $1 per size per frames. See below for purchasing each frame instruction, emailed to you in .pdf format, to print out. I'm also making a page on my site, soon, for you to download from my site, once you purchase the instructions, I would then email the user name and password to you, to log in and retrieve the .pdf instructions for you to print out. When you click on your Print button, and when the "Print properties" window pops up, and towards the bottom left, you'll see, "Select page scaling", and so you'll select "none". Patterns will print true to size.  Purchase at:

www.fabricatedframes.com/epatternInstructionsFabricPhotoFrames.html

then made custom oven mitts with the kokopelli design on it at www.fabricatedframes.com/HomeTextiles.html , and can design fabric, for purchasing by the yard at http://www.spoonflower.com/

Also, I made bellybands for dogs.

Monday, April 12, 2010

buy epatterns to make fabric photo frames, each $1 per frame size, emailed to you, in .pdf format, to print out, true size patterns

At http://www.fabricatedframes.com/ , buy epatterns, instructions to make fabric photo frames, each $1 per frame size, emailed to you, in .pdf format, to print out, true size patterns to print out, and cut, to use as patterns for each part.  Go to:
http://www.fabricatedframes.com/epatternInstructionsFabricPhotoFrames.html

You can get each size frame for $1 each, emailed to you, in .pdf format, for you to print out.  All in black and white / gray.  Sizes range from photos sized 1.5" x 2.5", 2.5" x 3.5", 4x6", 2 for 5x7" photos, and an 8x10" photo. That's 6 sizes, and you can get epattern instructions for either nonwashable, or washable, sewn, fabric photo frames.  That's 12 PATTERNS available for $1 each, in .pdf format, emailed to your inbox, from fabricated_frames at yahoo dot com.  Soon, I will have a user and password protected page for each epattern, once purchased through Paypal,  for you to download, after you purchase the instructions throught Paypal, I would then be able to send you a user name and password to log in, to get the epattern to download and/or print.  You can download Adobe Reader for FREE at http://www.adobe.com/ to be able to get the .pdf files, to read them, and print them.

No shipping, since I am emailing the epatterns to you, and it's a service.  And each .pdf is between 1 MB and 2 MBs, each pattern varies from 20 pages to 30 pages, for the bigger sized frames for 5x7" and 8x10" photos.

Purchasing is also available at www.fabricatedframes.com/PurchaseInstructionsForMakingRibbonRosesWashableSewnFabricPhotoFrames.html

Great for crafters, sewers, quilters, seamstresses, artists, designers, retailers, boutiques, fabric shops, picture framers, and more!
Thanks!
Kristie

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

www.fabricatedframes.com 's art / designs / illustrations on t-shirts, flip video recorders, wall clocks, mugs, and more

At http://www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe , artwork / illustrations, from Kristie Hubler, are on


a Flip MinoHD video recorder for $195, a coaster/tile, an apron, a wall clock, a baby bib, mugs, a Sigg water bottle, magnets, a postcard, a poster, a cardstock greeting card, and various t-shirts. You can have me make a custom piece of art, and add it to a product. I just take a small fee added to Cafe Press' base price, and the price reflects what you'd pay, with me fee added to their base price. I try to keep my prices low.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

soon making how to book, for drawing your own rooms in 3D

I am soon going to make a book on http://www.lulu.com/ where you can learn how to draw your own rooms in 3D (known as a perspective drawing, using scaled floor plan and scaled elevation drawings, which are SUPER SIMPLE), then render them (color them in)

Ok, so this is what you go out and get (some may be in your drawer already):
-pencil
-colored pencils, for beginners
-a cheap architectural scale ruler from Staples or AC Moore or Michaels, usually about $4, give or take
-tracing paper by the roll, at LEAST 18" wide, but try for 24" wide if you can get it (AC Moore sells for $12, and use a 40% off coupon, for a 24" wide by 50 yard roll- it'll last you forever, and you'll spend under $8!)
-Also, get some graph paper sheets, even if you have to Scotch tape a couple together, neatly and evenly- get the 1/4" scale squared kind (each cube you see will be 1/4" by 1/4")- 1/4" is a scale used in residential applications
-Scotch tape
-a long straight edge, like a large tringle used by interior designers, and architects (AC Moore, Michaels, etc.)- check clearance items at the art supply stores, or on craigslist, or yard sales,
-retractable, measuring tape to measure your space- you'll need to get the width, depth, and height of everything you plan on putting in your drawing, so you may want a partner to help you- someone to write down the measurements and draw the sketch floor plans and elevations (do floor plans first then do elevations), and the other to take the measurements

So, buy your supplies, little by little, and make sure that you use coupons, if available, and sign up to receive the coupons.  You can even make patterns with tracing paper and with clear contact paper, or use clear vinyl, as a pattern maker, for cheap.  Use tracing paper for making a chair upholstery pattern, even.

Now, visit my page, to see my drawings, and no, do NOT be deterred by the level of detail and be scared off by my drawings and skills, because the drawing here at http://www.fabricatedframes.com/KristieHublerInteriorDesignPortfolio.html took 3 yrs to develop this kind of skill.  I am taking a technique that I learned in art school, and will be sharing it with you in my new book.  It's like a formula, and the more you use it, the more you'll be comfortable, but I'm TELLING YOU, it's super simple to get, once you get it.  I'll be gentle, and I will start with simple things for you to do.  Like a blank room with no furniture.  Then, a kitchen (lots of boxes, stuck to the wall,...cabinets lol not hard), then a bathroom, and then maybe get into some things in a living room or a bedroom, with some curves.

I'll teach you a simple way of drawing straight lines, in sketch form (you'll take scrap paper and make lines all over it to practice, practice, practice lol), same with circles.

I think that my next blog post will be about using an archtectural scale ruler.  Possibly, or soon within the next week or so, I'll post.

Thanks!
Kristie

Use formsite.com to make FREE email forms, order forms, and more on your site

I'm using http://www.formsite.com/ on my site at http://www.fabricatedframes.com/ , and it's free, and the code is easy to copy paste into your pages, and you can even add:
boxes to check
radio buttons
email attachment of images
drop down menus
email newsletter sign up
order form type forms

It's great!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

www.fabricatedframes.com now has Paypal purchasing on all products on site

I put Paypal buttons on http://www.fabricatedframes.com/ on the pages below:

http://www.fabricatedframes.com/baby.html



http://www.fabricatedframes.com/BrochuresLogosLayoutsCustomPrinting.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/CollageFrames.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/FabricLadiesAndComputerAccessoriesStationery.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/FabricMemoBoards.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/FabricOrnaments.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/FabricPins.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/FabricPurses.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/FundraisingForRepHomeParties.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/HomeTextiles.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/PurchaseInstructionsForMakingRibbonRosesWashableSewnFabricPhotoFrames.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/RibbonRosesSatinPhotoFrames.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/StoreSaleDisplaySignFrames.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/WeddingFavorFrames.html


http://www.fabricatedframes.com/WhatICanDo.html
 
and a detailed email form is on 99% of my pages, and/or you can email me at http://www.fabricatedframes.com/FabricatedFramesYahooEmailMePage.html
 
You can send me .jpg, .bmp, .gif, .png formatted files to me in the form, join my email newsletter mailing list, and lots more!  So you can now buy http://www.fabricatedframes.com/ 's products with Paypal, for FREE!  Just sign up, for FREE, it's like buying online, they just keep your email address, and you make a password for yourself, to log in for later use.  And on my site, for many of the items, you can pick the color, or use some drop down menus for price points for certain quantities.
 
Thanks!
Kristie
 
Don't forget to purchase my book on how to make fabric photo frames, washable, or nonwashable structures for $11 at http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/fabricated-frames-instructions-on-making-fabric-photo-frames-nonwashable-and-washable-sewn-fabric-photo-frames/8371411
 
http://www.fabricatedframes.blogspot.com/


www.image-is-us.com/fabricatedframes

www.twitter.com/FabricFrames

www.facebook.com/FabricatedFrames

www.cafepress.com/FabricatedFrame

www.youtube.com/fabricatedframesCom

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Paypal buttons up on my kitchen linens, and accessories pages, email form is up too

Just realized that I needed to add Paypal buttons to my site, and an email form for people to contact me! OY! Ok, so I added an email contact form to 99% of my web pages, and I added Paypal buttons to the items on my www.fabricatedframes.com/HomeTextiles.html and www.fabricatedframes.com/FabricLadiesAndComputerAccessoriesStationery.html pages, and I will add Paypal buttons, hopefully, to my www.fabricatedframes.com/WeddingFavorFrames.html and www.fabricatedframes.com/WhatICanDo.html pages tomorrow or Saturday. Bear with me.

Oh, and hopefully soon, my book at http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/fabricated-frames-instructions-on-making-fabric-photo-frames-nonwashable-and-washable-sewn-fabric-photo-frames/8371411 for $11 is available on http://www.amazon.com/ soon

Monday, February 22, 2010

www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/fabricated-frames-instructions-on-making-fabric-photo-frames-nonwashable-and-washable-sewn-fabric-photo-frames/8371411


Above is the link to buy my book, Fabricated Frames Instructions On Making Fabric Photo Frames: Nonwashable And Washable Sewn Fabric Photo Frames, where, for $11, $7 if you download it, you will be able to make, from scratch, fabric photo frames.  Hopefully, soon, it will be available on Amazon.com
 
Thanks!
Kristie Hubler
http://www.fabricatedframes.com/

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

convert files to .pdf for FREE

Convert files to .pdf files for FREE. Yes, I did it today, found them online, you click on the link, go to the "more information" button, it takes you to the cnet.com download page and you download it for free.  And just follow the directions.  You go to your document that you want to convert, open it, check it over, then click on the print button, and then in the print window, click on the primo pdf in your list of printers, act like you are going to print it, w/o any printer connected, and then follow the directions.  the primo pdf window opens, find your file that you want to upload and turn into pdf where it says to pick a folder, and then click on the button to change it to a pdf.  It's QUICK to.  It turned a 50MB MS Works document into a 3MB pdf file.  I like it!!!  Now, if I can get rid of this stomach illness tonight...

www.fabricatedframes.com offers a book on how to make fabric photo frames on cafepress.com for $11

http://www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe.267793335

Here is my book, a how to for making fabric photo frames, both nonwashable, and washable, sewn, fabric photo frames.  You would make the fabric photo frames from scratch, getting the supplies, cutting the parts, adhering the fabric, and putting the parts together, or in the case of the washable, sewn, fabric frames, sewing the fabric parts together.  I give EVERYTHING, I give patterns and dimensions to make 6 DIFFERENT SIZED frames, for photos sized 1.5" by 2.5", wallet or place card frame size, 4x6",2 sizes for 5x7", and 8x10".  Real size patterns for the strut parts (the strut is the leg on the back of the frame that allows a frame to stand upright on a table, shelf, mantle, entertainment unit, etc. lol), 12 sets of real size patterns.  I give you 6 pgs of photo and typed step by step instructions for the nonwashable, fabric photo frames, and 9 pgs of oto and typed step by step instructions for the washable, sewn, fabric photo frames.  It's 50 pgs.  If I could sell the cut parts as a kit WITH the cafepress.com book, I would, but if you want me to make the parts, cut to size, and print the instructions in color, I can do that and sell you them as well.  I offer instructions kits for both the nonwashable, and washable, sewn, fabric frames on my site, and I cut all the parts to size, give you everything except the fabric, thread and ribbon, and tool, and I give you the color photo step by step instructions that I have in the book, each size sold individually.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I'm on www.image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames

www. image-is-us.com/FabricatedFrames

Check it out!  I have my images on:
mugs
shirts
laptop sleeves
4GB flash usb drives
large fabric pieces
tiles which could be used as coasters or trivets
jewelry
shower curtains
totes
bags
and more!

twitter

Hi!
I have a twitter acct at www.twitter.com/FabricFrames -please check it out!

artists to look at, and my take on art

Well, to show how I am, I, from time to time, share my experiences, and who I'd admire, artist's work, be it visual, music, performance, written, whatnot. I'm not one of those selfish artists, or an arrogant one, who sees themselves as the be all and end all of the world. Quite the opposite. I'd hope to be seen as humble, altruistic, somewhat self-depricating, but hopefully in an amusing way. I can laugh at myself. I want to grow as an artist, and as a businessperson. And sometimes, you have to look at what others do, how they do it, to go back, and re-write your path. And for starters, I ask you to go visit www.donaldrollerwilson.com




You gotta see this guy's work, if not for his art, but for the site, it's like being taken away on a twisted journey, like Dorothy going down a twisted yellow bricked road, with her saying, "Been there, done that...HUH? What the...?" lol This site is awesome!



www.donaldrollerwilson.com



It's an experience. I got his page from my illustrator's group, and I came back and replied to one of my illustrator colleagues:



"Good God, he's more than that, and then some!"



He's awesome (not to show the times of which I've grown from...sorry, I now feel the need to bow down at this guy's feet, for the experience, in which he has just given me. lol)



It's an experience, going to his site. Now, explore his site, with an open mind. I can appreciate his work, and hope that some more can too. It's not just the visual art itself, that you will see, it's a show, it's like being carried away to another world. Anyway, go see his site. And you have to sit and click around...give yourself a half hour, AT LEAST, to absorb, and enjoy the experience. lol :D

(And Roller makes fabric frames for some of his work! lol :D )"

Ok, so this guy, his work, he's a visual artist, a painter, fine artist, with as the woman on my group says, turned illustrationy. His work is twisted, but in an awesome way, as we all wish "twisted" would come to mean.. lol He paints these monkeys, right, in fluffier versions of late 19th century wedding dresses, with cigarettes hanging out of their mouths, with like, floral bouquets on their heads, perched like Carmen Miranda used to wear her fruit hat.  LOL Something about an artist doing that, you just have to love. lol



Let me tell you, he has Carrie Fisher, one of his patrons -YES, Princess Leia from Star Wars, people, writing his intro, to his site, and her words, are just...she and Donald, or Roller as some call him it seems, write along the same line, they're on the same wave length or something. And Carrie is what they call a "script doctor" in Hollywood. She turns a piece of crap script into gold to make it work for the audience, and rightly so. In fact, WHEN I get somewhere with my story that I'm writing (or shall I say re-writing, and then again, for the past 10 yrs), I will have NO qualms turning it over to her, for my lack of weaving the right things together, as she so wonderfully does. Reading her words, and Roller's, makes me bow to their feet.



His sense of color makes you think, and realize, "Oh that's how it's done! That's how the colors pop!"



His work will make me rethink my work.



Please go see his site. Give yourself at LEAST 1/2 hour to explore it. He has cigarettes and chapeaus (French for man's hat, which is how it looks illustrated the way it does) floating across the screen as your read the comments and accompanying words to the visuals. Clearly, Photoshop'd site at it's finest. :D



Thanks!



and YES, some work is framed with fabric puffy frames, from his own hands, like MANY fine artists do/did with their work- they made their OWN frames!



The most artsy, surreal thing that I've done is have that animated dream about bubble people in May 1991, that I shared the next day with my music teacher and a friend, and then I made that "Bubble People" image on my site, to introduce people to what I was doing, my only real "surreal" piece of art that I've ever done, and now, trying to write that story, involving the bubble people interlaced in the story.



I want to do more work like that. I want to get more in touch with my artsy side, where the mind wanders and explores outside the box, so to speak. I still love doing patterns of berries and teacups, and flowers and such, OF COURSE, bc I love that just as well. I just, as an optomist, a cup half full person, chose to see both avenues of art as viable, and meaningful to the world, and not one more important, or valid, over the other.

necktie photo frames

I designed tie frames for one customer (who is CLOSE friends with a certain political power couple- I'll give you a hint- she's ran for our highest office in the Federal gov't...and her husband signed the photos of him and my customer's late husband, that went in the frames I made for her), out her late husband's ties. And then my customer's neighbor just had me do a frame out her late grandfather's tie. With the leftovers, what I call "tie flutter" and "tie innards" lol, I made a bunch of things out of the remaining scrap fabric. Since I made 15 tie frames for the first customer, I took the innards and flutters and made a sewn scrapbook cover, a doorknob hanging sachet bag with a heart accent, and a storage bag to hold the scrapbook in it, with a zipper. For the other customer, I used the tie innards as batting on the inside of the storage bag for her tie frame, and experimented by making a quilt patterned bag.




Also,  I want to get into tabletop design, designing china patterns and fabric, sometime in my life span. lol In 1993, for an extracurricular project, a contest that my intro to product design class participated in, we had to design a china pattern and a fixture, in 2d, and send it in to the committee. So, I shrunk those files and upload those images. And I uploaded the scans I did of the images from my portfolio, from my interior design classes.

more on owoh and copyright infringing and law

Yes, I know, I haven't posted in a while. Orphan Works bill. What is that you ask? Well, Not only is the bill, which has been squashed to an extent, and just festering around, in the House Judiciary committee, being open for discussion, BUT, ANOTHER version of the bill is being introduced in the Senate! It basically allows people, who want/find and "creative work", whether it is visual art, music, entertainment recordings of sorts, writings, etc. - a creation by someone that's created it by them and them alone- to be allowed to use it, even for profit, IF they do a "reasonable" search for the owner of the work. Now, the word "reasonable" is in question, because these said infringers could "say" that they did a search, but in reality, not life a finger to find the owner. Alot of photogs are up in arms about this, artists of all fiends, illustrators, etc. Even if you own the rights to a dvd or vcr tape, or script, or manuscript- this affects all of you. And the fees AND penalties that the infringer would pay the owner, is pitance, and rediculous, compared to what they are capable of receiving now. Artists would not be able to afford the intellectual property lawyer's fees to recoup awards from the infringers, because of these bills!




My hope here tonight, is to ask you who reads this, to protest the "Orphan Works" bill, not only up for talk in the Judiciary committee in the House of Reps in Congress ( www.house.gov/judiciary and look for Orphan Works bill) BUT, it's being introduced in the Senate! Now, I've had civics in 8th grade, so how the bill just got slid in, into Senate, without House approval, is beyond me.



None the less, go here http://www.sellyourtvconceptnow.com/orphan.html and you will view what you need about it, plus go to www.senate.gov and www.copyright.gov/orphanworks to see what it all entails.



It's frightening, this bill, or shall I say, THESE BILLS. Basically, it's the "free use" society, if you will, you know the types, the ones that feel if it's out in the public, it's public domain so why pay for it, wanting this bill to go through. It's alot of publishers, wanting this bill to go through. It's alot of museums and libraries wanting this to go through.



The IPA (Illustrators Partnership Assoc.) has a lobbyist working against it for artists, and alot of photof assn's working against it.



Even if you have, say, photos of your kids, or your vacations, online, well, guess what? Some entity, bc they didn't take the time (or just plain didn't want to cut you in on profits) could take YOUR family photos and use them on their products, without asking you or paying you!



Another thing I found out, was that in the Senate's version of the bill. you'd have to register with approved copyright office registries (yes registrieS, plural- apparently the copyright office is outsourcing or going private or something, I still am confused how this can happen, but...) SO, you'd have to not only register with one company, your copyright, but other copyright registries! It already costs $45 per copyright registration, THROUGH the copyright office at www.copyright.gov



Now, you may ask, how does this affect anyone outside of the US? I'll show you. See, the US, and the UK signed this bit of international legislation at the "Berns Convention of 1976" and any country that signed it, would have to use it as law. Basically, it states that once a creation is made, REGARDLESS if it is officially copyrighted, or not, the law says that once created, it is COPYRIGHTED. Period. No markings needed, no copyright fee to pay, etc.



How these bills are allowed, and then making an end run around the "Berns Convention of 1976" is beyond me. I know that alot of big business corps are pushing for at least one of these bills to get through. Surprisingly, some publishers, who are said to be pushing it through, some of them are on OUR side, helping us.



How it affects non-US citizens, to my UK friends, my musician friends- I say to you, contact your lawyer, your entertainment lawyer, and get them to look this over, these bills, because...



Say you're a non- native of the US, yet, you have say, a cd or album released here in the US, under a separate record label, specifically for your US releases, THESE bills affect you! These bills affect your copyright issues here in the US.



So, PLEASE, make some contacts, whether emails, faxes or snail mail, to the appropriate parties in congress, namely to the Senate, and the House Judiciary committee.



Thank you!

making fabric flame retardant

I'm passing along useful info, like I promised, bc I want to be one of those businesses that cares about not only her customers, but the world at large. So...




www.flamestop.com



www.noburnnj.com



www.turningstar.com



3 sites I found where you, the consumer, can buy a spray or solution to make your fabric flame retardant. And fairly cheaply, if I may say, from looking at the prices. Under $15 per bottle, in most cases.



My brother and his family were victims to their neighbors above their apartment having a fire, and the fire caused so much damage to my brother's family's things. The havoc that ensues after a fire is SO traumatic. 2002 was NOT my family's year, that I can tell you.



And then, I just found out a colleague, who owns a frame store in Mass., suffered a fire in her shop.



Knowing this makes me think of helping others with securing their things, especially the priceless momentos. So, I am passing these sites to you to view. One of them, www.noburnnj.com I believe (could be flamestop.com), well one offers a spray for each kind of fabric, the other site offers fire resistancy to wood, and some other materials, besides fabric. I just found it interesting, and hopefully, soon, I will look into getting some to try it.

cafepress.com/FabricatedFrame

I spent some time, and added products that I want to sell on my www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe page, and added the artwork that I wanted on the product....well, for now, but, I may change the images on the products. Let's put it this way, when designing artwork for products, a designer has to think of how it's layout looks ON the product. And in doing my selections and choices last night, it's made me want to go back, and redesign my artwork to fit the product. And that's ok. It's to be expected. And so, back to the drawing table, and it's fine. I do have to say that I like the tote with the tulips. I was kind of impressed with how that turned out. I wish that they had products with more colorways. They do on some products, but on some home decor and accessories, they don't. Well, they're always adding.




If you're a musician, you have the options of adding up to 8 images on your cd, 4 for the booklet, 2 for the case's front and back, and 2 for the inside of the case. And then you're cd cover, plus don't forget uploading each track, individually as mp3s. And for books, you upload your covers, and each page is uploaded as a .pdf

cafepress.com and FabricatedFrames designs

So, in working with the dimensions of the products that Cafe Press offers, and in manipulating my images to fit their products, I've decided, that I need to re-work and add text to some of my images. In being an illustrator, it's about concept, and sometimes, one image, or the foreground object, just isn't enough. Some people may love just one object, but it's better to expand on the illustration as a whole, considering what should be in the background, to support the foreground. So, my shop on www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe is a work in progress. I'm switching products, switching images on the products, and adding to the overall image concept over and over again.




When I was in my early teens, I wanted to get into designing china/tabletop items, and of COURSE, fabric/textile designs. I love making new product designs for things like photo frames, album covers, wallet sized photo holders, fabric costume jewelry pins, zippered shoulderbags (that one came from neccessity lol), oven mitts, who knows, maybe appliance covers, pot holders, and all kinds of table or houseware or home linens, fabric storage units and bags, and...the list goes on and on...and...I LOVE coming up with new product designs, structural designs, I do...but...I want to do all open and available for me to do, and realms to get into.



And in doing so, I'd be putting my illustrations/graphic designs, etc. onto products that, I can't make in 3d. lol Like glassware, for example. I love it, I honor it, but...I can't make it. lol I can draw my designs, though. lol



I really want to get into illustrating, and making graphic designs, and not just work with one object, but concepts, vignettes of complimenting images/illustrations, and working within the confines of the product shape given. Alot of manufacturers want groupings, like 12 concepts, and then within those concepts, or vignettes/groupings, they want several complimenting designs, that accessorize each other in that group.



With my images on my www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe shop, I'd upload an image, and then I'd say, "Oh great, I want it on this product." And then I'd get the simulation on my screen, and ...uh oh...got to go back and tweek it. Not strong enough of an image as is. Some are great. I have to go back and tweek the baby nursery image with highlights, and sharpened lines, and details.



I like my funky character, the bubble people person. That character is a long story. It came to me in a dream in 1991, I had a cartoon dream, in color, going on in my head, and I want to expand on it. The poem that accompanies it, came to me in 2001, after 9/11, and it, to me, works with the direction of where I want the character to go, and it's a profound sentiment, if I may say so myself.



I have a few positive statements to make, so I want to make put some sayings on some products.

Orphan works bill in Congress, and copyright infringement

If you are an artist, regardless of what country you are located in, I say this especially to my artist friends in the UK, go to www.owoh.org , a site specifically set up for opposing the Orphan Works bill in Congress, and look at the top, go past the list of groups opposing the Orphan Works bill, and focus on reading parts 1-5, ESPECIALLY part 5. I implore all artists to look up "1976 Berns Act" especially if you are in the US and UK. UK artists, look into the legislation in the UK for copyright protection, bc I hear that EU countries and the UK's gov't are having bills introduced, changing your copyrights. Please, check things out. We are becoming a small world, each millasecond.




Thank you!

fabric stationery, accessories, laptop covers, home textiles by fabricatedframes.com

Visit my pages on www.fabricatedframes.com :

www.fabricatedframes.com/FabricLadiesAndComputerAccessoriesStationery.html

www.fabricatedframes.com/HomeTextiles.html

www.fabricatedframes.com/FabricOrnaments.html

and see new images and things added to:

www.fabricatedframes.com/WeddingFavorFrames.html

www.fabricatedframes.com/AboutUs.html

I added images, showing that I now sell washable, sewn, FABRIC:

-home textiles like pot holders, tea cozies, aprons, oven mitts, appliance covers, even pins, like brooches, but they can hang as ornamentation, because I have a loop on the back, making the pins washable, because the bar pin back slides in and out. Oh, and I have hanging ornaments and sachets, door knob sachets.

-ladies accessories like totes, shoulderbags (I'll be making diaper bags soon), headbands, and you can use the pins to use to ornament the headband, and wallets, which can be for men too, I can make billfolds.

-and then computer accessories / storage, laptop sleeves, cases, zippered covers, and velcro strapping, to "tame" cords, like my webcam mic showing on the page.
-fabric stationery, for weddings, showers and events. Fabric invitations, attendance cards, menu cards, acceptance cards...and even greeting cards can be made of fabric.

I use my inkjet printer to print onto fabric, and a solution called Bubble Jet Set 2000, which allows the ink to hold, when the printed fabric is washed. I print on white and pastel fabric. So, I can personalize fabric/products, print my designs/patterns/illustrations onto fabric, text onto fabric, etc.

Check out my site!

Thanks!

making websites

Having a website is rewarding, because you have all your work, there, for all to see. It records your work, besides being the major marketing tool for your business.
Having a website isn't hard to do, it's just tedious. lol :D Like I said before, making the pages takes time, plus a clear head. I did mine, for a while, in Lotus Word Pro, but now use MS Works, and Accessories Notepad to finite. lol No, it formats the page to make it html, in case I forget things. Then, I open the same file in Notepad. Yes, plain, ol' Notepad under the Accessories folder. You go to your Start button, then look under programs, then go to Accessories, then Notepad. There, ANYONE can make a webpage, as long as they have the right web html coding. lol I get my knowledge of such importance lol from Webpages for Dummies, Google, my cousin and brother, and so on. lol And Lotus Word Pro does BASIC html format coding, then I look elsewhere to embellish and build upon. I have Photoshop Elements and Corel Painter Essentials, and that helps for layout, html color codes, called binary codes for each of the colors, your background colors, font colors, table colors, LINK COLORS..I'm trying to master tables and links right now lol. And .gif (low file size) and .png (HUGE file size) for my images, and the generic .jpg and resolutions and dpi and all that.



I am my own webmaster for my website at www.fabricatedframes.com . So, I'm available to help you make webpages if you wish, my services are fairly reasonable, and I'd provide you a time sheet. I'd charge $12 / hour, I think that that's reasonable, because it takes me hours if not days to finish a page.  Something like my homepage took me a few days x's 3 hours a day, per day. I'm not experienced enough to do flash sites, just basic, with some punch. And I'm learning everyday, so, that's something.

terminology

I am on southjersey.craigslist.org under "creative services". I am also trying to figure out HOW to make instructions for people to draw their own rooms. Yes, YOU can draw your rooms 3D, in perspective, with the height, width, and depth of everything, and then you'll learn to render the drawings, which is learning how to color them in. It's not difficult whatsoever. You just have to follow the simple steps, step by step. I am going to be making mini 1 minute videos of each step, drawing as I go, so you get what I'm doing. So far, they will be .mov files, and I can put them on cd, OR email them to you, for a fee.


Honestly, I will be inexpensive, in fact, what you'll need will cost you under $20.

Also, I want to address some things, that have been festering in me lately. My concerns are over terminology in interior design. Ok. TONE is how light or dark something is. Some designers call it VALUE. Uh uh. Nope. VALUE is how bright or muted (yes, I'll just say it- dull, dirty, muddy, it goes on and on, but I was trying to be nice), and all the variations between. lol Oh, and nother pet peeve I have- when someone calls DRAPERY "DRAPES". That drives me NUTS. Drapes is 3rd person singular verb. You can say drapery drapes. What else? A couch.... a couch is a French piece of furniture. What people call a couch is really a sofa, but considering so many people in the US, and around the world are "couch potatoes", I'll let that one slide. No, a couch is like an upholstered bench, with a bolster attached at one end, and it takes after the French word "coucher", which means to go to bed. You know, "Voulez vous couchez avec moi, ce soir?" lol And no, I'm not asking any of you that question. lol Oh, and chaise longue. It's pronounced "shaiz long", not "shez lounge". lol Oh, and lastly for today, niche. It's "neeshe" not "neech". I'm a firm believe in speaking a language properly, English or otherwise. lol And I won't even start today on colors! lol

Silk Baron and their silk fabrics

My friend recommended that I use silkbaron.com for great deals on all kinds of silk, from dupioni, silk satin, to velvet, to taffeta. And now they have new colors, Ultraviolet and Calico. Ultraviolet happens to be one of my favorite colors, next to tints and shades of what some would consider variations of the flower Rhodadendron, that red-violet color, as light as a blackberry smoothie or deep magenta grape. Anyway, check out the site, because they offer AWESOME prices, and a HUMUNGOUS selection of color options. REALLY!

intro to fabricatedframes.com

www.fabricatedframes.com offers washable (or not), sewn, (or not), FABRIC photo frames, and other fabric products, and the art printed on the fabric products, that I design. I also offer washable brooches with removable pin backs, favors / place cards for wedding receptions, showers, and events, scrapbook or photo album covers, diaper bags / laptop sleeves / shoulderbags / carry bags, cd or dvd wallets, photo wallets, ribbon roses, tea cozies and other kitchen linens, memo boards, and instruction kits for making non washable and washable, sewn, fabric photo frames, and ribbon roses and leaves, books to be available soon on www.cafepress.com/fabricatedframe plus more. Also my art / textile design / illustrations can be found on products like mugs, shower curtains, 4gb USB flash drives, jewelry, baby products, shirts, tile coaster / trivets, and more at www.image-is-us.com/fabricatedframes




I want to help you with your creative endeavors, and soon I will be providing some tutorials. For now, I am working on creating instructions for a person to draw their own rooms in 3D (perspective drawings) and then render them (color them in), in easy color step by step, photo and drawn instructions. Also, I will be providing tips, and ideas for fabric and other craft or drawing projects. I'll have some links of interest that I find fascinating. Anything that's useful for me, I will pass to you!