Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Still Life With Iris is coming to life!

I feel like my life has been consumed by the world of 'Still Life With Iris' and I love it! I am designing the costumes for this magical play being performed at the Yellow Tree Theatre in Osseo, MN. If you are in the chilly state in February you must go see it, it will warm your heart and dazzle your eyes!

February 3rd -26th, every Thursday-Saturday 7:30 and Sundays at 2:00
To Order Tickets Call 763-493-8733

The costumes have been so much fun to design, you can see my costume renderings here. I started by doing a lot of research of images that created the feeling I wanted to convey through the costumes. The director Andy Frye and I met often to look at images and talk about each character. I then did my drawings to refine my vision and be able to start my search for each costume piece. I found a lot of costumes at my parents house (thanks for never throwing anything away!) and a variety of thrift stores in St. Cloud, Hutchinson, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Paterson, NJ! All of the clothes needed some sort of artistic tweaks or total reconstruction, but I would say 85% of the costumes are recycled, reused, or found materials. I feel really good about keeping my design eco friendly, which also adds to the charm of the clothes. Here is a sneak peek from the fittings I had with the actors...
Iris actress Mary
Leaf Monitor actress Sheila
Memory Mender actor Bruce
Mozart actor Nathan
3rd String actor Ryan
You can also watch a darling video Jason Peterson, artistic director, made of the costumes on Facebook. Thanks for the support and I hope you can see the show!

post by Sarah

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Projects & Products for the New Year!

Happy New Year! We hope you had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones and are enjoying the beginning of 2012!!

We are so happy we were able to donate $36 to the Make a Wish Foundation on behalf of everyone who made a purchase from our Etsy shop this holiday! Congratulations to the winners of our 12 Days of Christmas celebration and thank you for supporting SophiaFredricka, the handmade items on Etsy, and Make a Wish.

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Sarah and I are excited to bring some new ideas and projects to life in 2012 and look forward to unveiling them to you here and on Etsy! A few things in the works already are Sarah's amazing designs for Still Life With Iris at the Yellow Tree Theater in Osseo, MN which opens February 3rd, sweetheart refrigerator magnets by Christa, and beer/wine/coffee/tea cozies by Sarah. Stay tuned for pictures and more previews!

posted by Christa