June 28, 2009
June 26, 2009
.......started the satin edge on the butterfly challenge/aka blue project-time is running out--- I WILL finish......
(I know I will)
June 23, 2009
....making something for a friend......
.... using some scrap wire...
June 20, 2009
June 18, 2009
The quilting shows better on the back, which was my intent. The top is so lovely that detailed quilt work would distract from the piecing precision. The back becomes a whole cloth with the light blue backing fabric. Two quilts for the price of a buck/ ticket.....
And to top off yesterday's good day.... a purchase arrived. These hand dyes were purchased from Vicki's Etsy shop. They are gorgeous. The photo does not show the true color, but they are vibrant and wonderful and came packaged so professionally.
June 17, 2009
June 15, 2009
Normally, the stems would be satin edged first and then the flowers added. But, because time is of a premium these days, the entire piece will be satin edged as a unit. I'm not sure how the flowers will hold up, but it was fun to play around with dryer sheets and add a little dimension to the piece.
June 11, 2009
June 8, 2009
June 6, 2009
More colorful charms to add to the bracelet. I'll hitch them on later today, while watching kids baseball. Yeah, we are the dorks who sit on the side... He doing his word puzzles and me fidgeting with something or another, today it will be charms. Multitasking is a good thing, you know.
A search found the charm article I was thinking about- Jan/Feb 2009 issue#22 of Cloth Paper Scissors. It included adorably, crafted charms with directions on how to make polymer clay charms. This review of the article is quite timely as the kids will be out of school next week, and I know one in particular who will be rummaging for something crafty to do.
Below is the quilt I marked with that slick pencil I posted about the other day. JZ wanted a Shashiko look in the black strips, so I'm having some fun putting in the different designs and shapes.
A few cranes were requested, the threads are not tied off, but you can get the general idea.
The pencil will wipe away nicely where school chalk (which I also love to use) would leave a little thicker line and take more rubbing effort to remove.
June 5, 2009
All the beads and crystals were from my stash. Just about every link has a charm now, each link will end up getting two. The next round should be more colorful, I think
Linked buttons..... I stopped, because the jump rings I have are not strong enough and I think they could pull apart, easily. Once the correct gauge rings are acquired, I'd like to connect the buttons, and maybe add charms or even the shanked buttons.