And I wasn't far off the mark when I imagined aliens emerging from the nuclear blue.
May 30, 2009
First of the season.The sun will hit it later, it will open- it's pink and yellow inside.
And last but not least - basic black.
May 28, 2009
A jacket I made a few years ago. The mermaid is hand painted and appliqued. Her hair- layers of thread stitched to water soluble stabilizer, soaked and stitched to her head. The seaweed- attached using the opposite side of the fabric and stitching over drawn lines on Totally Stable. A technique learned from Linda Schmidt. The edges were satin stitched on the front using various fancy threads. The scenes are not stiff as no fusible was used.
The treasure chest- created using a drawn image on white muslin and painted with puff paint. (Yes, the old fashioned stuff we used to paint sweatshirts and t-shirts with.) By not allowing the puff paint to puff completely, it looks like weathered wood. When dry it was painted and assembled and stitched using both invisible machine and hand stitching.
May 26, 2009
May 25, 2009
May 23, 2009
Awhile ago, I started to embellish a denim jacket with a variety of floral fabrics. I left the fabric edges raw and used the machine blanket stitch. The waistband is covered with fabrics and the back has random patches. Sitting at my son's baseball game today was perfect for stiching on some of the buttons.
May 22, 2009
A fellow 'Sistah', JZ, went to Brimfield last weekend and scored this selection of vintage buttons for me. Brimfield is a fabulous antiques market hosted in Brimfield MA, 3 times/year. If you are into that kind of stuff, check it out here.
May 19, 2009
-At the feeder-
-In the Pool-
Oooops..... Pool water gone bad. With some good advice from a friend, hopefully, I can have that cleared up.....
-In the tree-
I'm reminded of when the eldest at 5yrs. or so, collected thousands of caterpillars in a coffee can. He insisted on taking them with us on a day trip and we were going to let them loose. Driving along, I look back and he had fallen asleep - how sweet. ohmygosh! The lid was off the can and they were everywhere!
May 15, 2009
The colors are more vibrant in person. It's wrapped with a beautiful organza ribbon and hooked with pearl pins. So pretty and fresh looking.
Looked perfect with the dress.
And the tux, of course. : )
May 12, 2009
Second edition spiral bracelet. The spirals were taken apart and linked together with a bead connector. I used gold wire through the bead as I didn't have the gauge in silver that I wanted. My son picked the pretty blue beads and I like how they look with the gold wire.
May 11, 2009
This is the first edition of my spiral bracelet. Given the nature of wire, it doesn't dangle like I think it should. I think I'm going to play around with it more, unwrap the spirals, reconnect them differently and add some beads for color. I liked playing around with the wire.
But, for now.... back to quilting.....
May 5, 2009
This little bag is the perfect size if you need to practice out a quilting design or just want to quilt up some scrap fabric.
It has a removable clip and is intended to hang on a golfer's bag. For something fun, a quilted zipper pull was added.