To my readers:
Its been such a busy year since starting art school. I will not close this page but hope that someday soon I will get back to posting.
Monday, April 24, 2017
Monday, January 2, 2017
This is Block Two
Crazy Quilt - from Sew Crazy Girls Group - Remember each month we get a color package - bring it home - work it - one month later turn it in - at the end we will each get to chose a color grouping to sew together to have our queen size crazy quilt - or a few smaller ones!
Sunday, January 1, 2017
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Sorry about my absence - it's the holiday season and as usual I am swamped with family and friend activities. No, No, NO - not at all complaining just explaining why I have not posted.
Will be back to posting after the New Year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Colorado Beauty Square
Squint your eyes and you can see a pinwheel in the center of the block.
I had purchased a block of fat quarters last year and couldn't decide what to do with them.
I saw a quilt with this pattern.
I have pulled out my stitches about 6 times in this one square. Yeah I am NOT a perfectionist but I had to at least put the square together right.
I'm happy I did.
Now that I did one complete square, I am hoping there will be less mistakes.
Here's a look!
It looks like newspaper but it is not. Its fabric with lots of love words on it! I will post more squares as I put them together!
Lots. Of. Fun.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
I've done two crazy quilts before - maybe you have seen them posted on here. But I have never embellished one and have collected books for years in an effort to persuade myself to do this.
Last week at my local quilt shop where my sewing circle meets, the owner told me they were forming a group to put together crazy quilts. Ears perked up!
"The kits are FREE", she said.
The kits are free, but you must add the embellishments. We will meet once a month and at the end of a year you will have enough squares (13 x 13) to put together a good size quilt.
Well . . . . really . . . . seriously . . . .
Of course I jumped on this.
So the way it works is every month you recieve a kit with enough fabrics of similar colors and a piece of muslin to use as a foundation for placing the fabics in a scrappy, crazy pattern of your choice. Your square must be 13 x 13.
Then you can add hand embellishments ONLY in the colors that are in the fabric pieces.
Any type embellishments. Any mixture of embellishments.
You recieve points for your progress. The one with the most points at the end of the 12 months chooses the stack of squares in the color (one color only) of her choice! F.U.N.
Here is my first block. I decided to only embellish with embroidery.
So. Much. Fun!
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Friday, October 21, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Monday, October 17, 2016
Friday, October 14, 2016
Hand made Bag that I am carrying my
pastel pencils in. It can be used to carry anything.
I used a pre quilted place mat. Fold in in thirds. Sew the each side and down the middle.
I also sewed a ribbon on the outside flap (top) and the front on the middle in order to tie the case to close
Finally look when closed
Color me Happy! Sew Easy!
Doing the workbook for "Drawing On
The Right Side of the Brain"
Very first exercise is to look at yourself in front of a mirror and draw your own self portrait in 30 minutes.
So here's mine.
I can hardly wait to complete this workbook and then do another self portrait for comparison purposes! That should be interesting!
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Friday, October 7, 2016
Thursday, October 6, 2016
FLOW is a magazine that I subscribe to and is printed in the UK.
I think that is why they call this a 'diary' and we here in the States call it a 'calendar'.
I just LOVE this diary/calendar but it is so much more!
and the back cover has a pocket full of FLOW goodies!
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Quick and Easy Sewing Project
Start with a Pocket Pot Holder
Needle and Thread
My Pot Holder Had a hook on the tab for purposes of hanging. Find the right size button that will fit through a hook like this - no worries if you do not have one. I will tell you what to do if you do not at the end of this project. Sew that chosen button in place.
Because my gray button was so plain and boring for me I decided to add some color with a smaller button that I sewed directly on top of the gray one using the same sewing holes.
Check to make sure it actually works! Yay, it does!
Put your chosen objects in the pocket! Quick and Easy.
IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A POTHOLDER WITH A HOOK - no problem. Just find a pretty ribbon and sew the top of it where the tab (and hook) would be. Wrap that piece of ribbon (once sewn on) around the button to close your pocket!
Monday, October 3, 2016
Sunday, October 2, 2016
THE BIG MAGIC
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Anyone out there who is interested in living a successful and happy creative lifestyle - this book is a MUST READ!
Monday, September 26, 2016
I love this sign, and although I believe in it, I must admit I do a lot of work for free. Why you ask? Because it is in my heart to do things that make other people smile. So I do portraits on occassion for my friends.