Friday, May 15, 2015

Pebble People

You never know what inspiration lies right at your feet. I took this rock back to my studio, wiped it off and use some acrylic paint to turn it into my creative muse.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Spring Feeder

Tea Time! I had several neighbors with birthdays and I thought this made the cutest gift. What you will need:
Tea Cup and Saucer (I picked up mine at Pat Catans)
Glue (Ceramic or Industrial Strength)
Fishing Line (Stole from my husband)
S Hook (picked up at the hardware store)
Bird Seed
Pretzel Bag (Found in the Candy Making Section of your craft store)

There is really only one tricky point to this project. When you position the tea cup on its side, you need to make sure the handle is in the center otherwise your feeder will hang crooked. If this happens, don't despair. This little feeder would be just as cute sitting on the porch or railing. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day! I thought I would try my hand a beaded embroidery and make his pendant for my mother for Mother's day. If you like to hand sew, this is a great add-on skill to your repertoire. 

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wind Chimes Quilt

The art quilt group I belong to once again traded grab bags. Here is what I did with my bag. The background fabric is ice dyed and the rest are commercial fabrics, buttons and beads.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sun Series

Here is an art quilt in my "sun" series. This piece depicts the change of the seasons and the one constant throughout - the sun. All the fabric was hand dyed. the cylindrical rays of the sun were free motion sewn and the center was made with polymer clay, surrounded with seed beads. 

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Quilted ATC

Here is another Artist Trading Card from my orange and  turquoise series. The batch of 15 cards will be trading among the members of a art quilt group I belong to. This set of cards originated from a stack of fabric I printed on. The remnants were chopped up into the classic 2.5"x 3.5" size.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Gone Fishing

Happy Father's Day to my husband and avid fisherman. The fish print was made while at my fellow art quilter's studio.