- Tamara Kenney
- Melrose, MA, United States
- Hi there, and thanks for visiting my Blog! How did I get started? Well, when I was pretty young, my mom taught me all the basics of sewing. It seemed to come natural to me, and by the time I was in middle school, I began to make lots of my own clothes. I did some sewing for people I knew, (including my mom!)and then bought my first sewing machine in 1986 when I decided that I would make my own wedding gown! I live in Melrose, MA with my husband and our 3 boys. When expecting our first, I started to make dolls, just in case I had a girl. I continued making and selling them as they were fun to make and customize for a special girl. I work out of my home and have had the great experience of making gowns, home fashions, dolls and doing many alterations over the years. My work has been largely word of mouth, with very little advertising. I think you will find my work unique and would like to create something special just for you!
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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
It's been a busy summer in my kitchen. Oh sure, the usual get togethers with family and friends, the bustle of kids coming and going, but also fittings, fittings and more fittings! I usually would keep this mirror on hand in my sewing area and bring it up to the kitchen (where the fittings take place) so the person can view how the garment is pinned and weather they like it or if changes are needed. But since its' been such a busy summer for alterations, I never took it out of the kitchen! So, I think it's earned it's post as a permanent fixture.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
|Some of the swatches I bought at Zimmans|
|And more swatches!!!|
|Skirt color will be Gold, and Meridian Teak|
(brown) is the color for the table top
|Removable decorative top piece (optional). |
This is how it will look
A few weeks ago I received a phone call from someone asking me to make custom tablecloths for a conference/reception room. We exchanged a few emails and then met to discuss what the employer wanted and I was shown designs of what had already been presented as models, but were not considered acceptable. I accepted the task of providing what I thought would best incorporate color, style and elegance to the room. After taking pictures and considering all the elements in the room - pictures, woodwork, carpet design, textured walls - I decided on solid colors, rather than a print. The room was too busy already. Since there would be 13 tables in all, one being a stand alone, I also presented an accent cloth for that table, so it would stand out from the rest. These pictures show some swatches I purchased at Zimmans. After getting home and reviewing the prints with the photos I took of the conference room area , the only one I have considered is the top right paisley print, as the accent piece. I decided the rest weren't a good fit for the room and saw some other special order fabrics in solid colors, that I thought would be more appropriate.
|Pictures from conference room|