Saturday, February 28, 2015

More distressed paper and sheer fabric

I love when a technique inspires me to take it further.  Here I found a pattern for a dragonfly and played with it.  I used Inktense blocks to paint the paper, rather than acrylic paints.  I also added some shimmer with a silver metallic Pan pastel.  A few different layers of sheer fabric were added behind the paper.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday

This crazy quilt is finally finished and hanging on my wall.  It took forever to get this done.  More years than I care to mention.  I learned so much putting this all together.  My skills and knowledge have increased over the years so I can see where this piece could be improved.  I am trying really hard to not let the inner critic rage.
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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Distressing paper and sheer fabrics



My fibre guild met this morning.  For the winter months we are doing hands on workshops.  So fun!  Today we stitched sheer fabrics and paper.  We then painted the paper and distressed it.  We used a soldering iron to burn away the sheer fabrics.  The stitching was done by machine.  I also wanted to explore doing it with hand stitch, see bottom photo.   That of course takes longer and I have not finished yet.

Monday, February 23, 2015

I heart Macro

I love texture and color!  This macro image is of paper towels after cleaning up inky and painted messes.  Getting messy is so much fun especially when you get juicy color. 
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Friday, February 20, 2015

My new baby!


I have made do with a used sewing machine my whole life.  One that never worked properly and made steam come out of my ears.  The last one was from my Mom and worked great but didn't do everything I needed it do.  I bought this beautiful Janome on Feb. 17 using some money from my inheritance from my Mom.  Feb. 17th was the 6 month anniversary of her death and I didn't realize it at the time.  I know Mom would be happy that I got a new machine.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Work in Progress Wednesday

The blocks are coming together fairly quickly.  Originally I thought I would use some templates that I bought years ago.  I have never used them and really do want to give them a try.  However, I really can't see them working well with these blocks.  I will plan to use them on the next project!  

Monday, February 16, 2015

I heart Macro

I captured this frost with my the camera on my phone!  The camera that you have with you is truly the best camera!  I am quite pleased with this.
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