Swap O Rama Rama - tomorrow at SMMOA

Come one, come all to the Santa Monica Museum of Art on Sunday, May 31 and transform your old t-shirts into something new!

Our silk screener's have created three very cool designs for you: bird, bike, recycle LA.

Two felting machines will be set up with swatches of wool roving to get your creative juices rolling.

14 sewing machines will be armed with designers (and possibly a free one for you to try your own hand) ready to transform.

This is the most fun you can possibly have without being on Project Runway!

4 Short Days to Swap O Rama Rama at the Santa Monica Museum of Art

That's right, on Sunday, May 31, we will convene at the Santa Monica Museum of Art for another Swap O Rama Rama. This is a special T-shirt only Swap in support of the museums program Cause for Creativity.

The line up of silk screeners and designers armed with sewing machines is awesome and you can learn more about them here.

At Swap, you bring T-shirts and a mere $5 and gain entry to a room full of creativity. Over 10 stations are at your access armed with a bevy of talented professionals to help you transform old into new. This is all about reuse, reduce and recycle.

So, come Sunday from 2pm to 5pm at the Santa Monica Museum of Art located in the Bergamot Staion, Building I, 2525 Michigan Ave, Santa Monica, Ca 90404.

As a special treat, here's a look at the creation of a Hoodie from two old T-shirts. We had a lot of fun making this video, as you'll be able to tell! But it turned out darn cute and I'll be wearing it Sunday!!

American Sewing Guild

I have long been a member of the American Sewing Guild (ASG) and last weekend we had our annual Los Angeles Chapter meeting. What an inspirational group. I lead a Neighborhood Group in the Westside of LA and I'm hoping that 2011 will bring lots of new ideas to all our members..

Our next Neighborhood Group meeting is Thursday, November 11 at the uber hip Urban Craft Center. The UCC, as it is commonly known, is a studio designed to nurture creative energy. The space is bright and lofty with lots of tables, seating, equipment and books.

Come and check it out, learn about the ASG and get your creative juices flowing. Donna will be leading the group in making Teacup Pincushions. You don't need to be a member to attend the meeting - just bring your curiousity along.

ASG Westside Neighborhood Group Meeting
Second Thursday of every month (except December) from 6:30 - 8pm
Urban Craft Center
2433 Main Street
Santa Monica, Ca 90405
Group leader: Lori Petitti

Santa Monica Art Festival May 9

The 18th Annual Santa Monica Arts Festival is this weekend at Clover Park. The festival theme is "Revel with a Cause" and the line up for music, food, workshops and vendors is fantastic. We will be selling our US Forestry recycled canteen bags while they last as well as other assorted Hip Line Media goodies designed to get you creating!

See the line up at the Festival website. Back again is the Fashion Workshop with Ann Closs-Farley. She will be creating outfits out of paper bags. She is uber talented and fun to watch. Our great friend Asuka Hisa of the Santa Monica Museum of Art will be helping folks design trophies at her workshop "Champions of Change".

The weather will be great so get on out and party with us in the park!