First Friday Finds

Kansas City’s Crossroads district has an awesome event every first Friday of the month. Galleries open or stay open late, food trucks appear, and a swarm of people hit the area. I’ve been to First Friday a couple of times, but I never purchased anything from any of the artists. We are still working on ShopFauna at work and are in the process of populating the site with local businesses in KC. While shopping looking for bugs on the staging server the other day, I can across HoneyTree Gallery. I immediately knew that I needed one of Kate’s screen prints. Luckily, First Friday was coming up.

Kate E Burke Screen Print

Beautiful, right?

KEB Screen Print Close Up

I loved the colors on pretty much ever one she had, but this is the one I chose. That lime green is awesome!

While I was there, I also picked up a scarf from ToddAh.

Chevron Scarf by ToddAh

I’m a sucker for Chevrons, especially in that blue-ish turquoise color. The fabric is a heavier weight than cotton…probably a decorator’s weight. I love it!

Of course, after seeing all of the crafts and art at First Friday, I wanted to sew! And I did. I finished another pair of scrubs (minus the hem). They came together really easily, except for the sleeves. I HATE sleeves. There has to be a better way to attached sleeves than the method this pattern uses. It sucks. I can handle curved piecing for quilting, but sleeves are even worse. UGH! Any tips for handling sleeves?

I also worked some more on the trucks.

Blue Truck Block

There are those chevrons again. Love them! They are definitely getting easier as I go, but my measurements are off. I’m going to have to redo them because I spent quite a bit of time re-figuring. I have one block left to do, but I have to go back and add the bottom piece and wheels to this one and wheels to the yellow one I finished. The yellow one also has a bit of a miscalculation on the back, so I’ll be fixing that, too.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!


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