Thursday, February 26, 2009

Megan is going to Jail

On March 10th, 2009, I am going to be "locked up" for a great cause.

I'm going behind bars for "GOOD"


I am being taken to "Jail" and needs to raise $2,400 in "bail" for the Muscular Distrophy Association. Please Help out the cause by making a small donation to the MDA.

Your donation is my key to freedom! Be proud of the fact that together we're providing help and hope to kids and adults served by MDA in our community.

Here is what your donation can do:

  • $85 -Fund One Minute of Research
  • $100 - Support Group Session
  • $800 - Send one child to MDA Summer Camp
  • $2,000 - Assist with Wheelchair or Leg Braces

    Come on people, help me out and help out those affected with muscular distrophy! I have only raised $10 so far!!!

All Aboard the GREEN Line

Shop the GREEN LINE now.

Hot off the sewing machines is our latest installment of the "Green Line"!

M Avery Designs is doing our part to leave the least amount of carbon imprint on this green earth. We have created a line of gorgeous shoulder bags re-using remnants, upon remnants, of beautiful upholstery fabric from high end furniture stores in Manhattan. Once last seasons of couches and armoires are no longer being sold, they don't need the fabric sample books anymore. We have figured out a good way to put those (rather substantial sized) fabric pieces to good re-use.

Each bag is completely one of kind and uses 6 remnant pieces of upholstery fabric (3 in the front and 3 in the back), and the handles are made from leather fabric remnants so they will hold up to LOTS of wear and tear. Each is lined with vintage fabric and has a large open pocket inside and each closes with a large, strong magnetic snap.

Yes, we don't normally use leather in our bags, but we figured it was either use it (on the handle where it matters most) or don't & it will sit in some landfill somewhere. So we used it. And my thoughts are that and even vegans out there can use our bags (leather and all) and feel good that each and every piece of this leftover leather, is being put to good use in our studio.

Shop the GREEN LINE here.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Fashion Lab Sewing Meet Up Group - First Meet Up Wed. 2/1//09 - Be there!

Calling All stitchers and crafty peeps in the Hoboken & Jersey City are (New Yorkers are welcome to ; )

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I meet so many awesome people everyday that LOVE sewing! I just started a FREE group for people that just love to make stuff!
Our Wed. February 11th, 2009 meeting will be the very first Fashion Lab Sewing Group meeting! We'll discuss what the group is going to be all about and some of the things we are going to do in the group.Meeting starts at 7pm!

If you'd like bring your ideas for making this group super fun! You can also bring along cool stuff you have stitched on your sewing machine.
You are more than welcome to come even if you haven't sewn before, but it's something you would like to learn how to do!
I am sooooo looking forward to this! See you then!!