Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Look at all of these little treasures! Rayon ribbon, German scraps, watch findings, bamboo thingmabobs, brass tags, copper tape........ so many goodies. Fabulous service from artchixstudio.com and a surprise gift puts her site over the top!!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Okay, I'm back! And my creative energy is on the rise. I'm just finishing off some old UFO's then on with the new! If you recall, I posted some UFO's. I made a change from my original plan on one of them. Can you identify the project and can you guess what change I made? This may appeal to the fat quarter love bacause the first person to email me with that change gets a trio of fat quarters!!
Monday, July 26, 2010
Is it a throw down? Judy at Sew Sisters has made my UFO stack public. Here's what's started and I am now bound to finish! AND, in the spirit of sportsmanship, I am admitting to one more that escaped Judy's watchful eye! Judy, what's in your stack??
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Spring has sprung here! and in the spirit of the season, I've done a couple of little embroideries. I hand dyed linen and enhanced the background with a little Tsukineko ink, then machine embroidered it.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Aren't these little guys just so adorable? They just arrived from the south! South Australia, that is! Judy knew I was working on a mermaid and thoughtfully sent me these little gems to add to my display. You may want to visit Judy's very creative blog http://www.judysfabrications.blogspot.com/
Thursday, March 04, 2010
Last week I had the honour of presenting a trunk show to the East Toronto Quilters' Guild. What a great group of guys and gals, not to mention brave for adventuring out on such a snowy, wintry night. Thanks to Flo, Dolores and B.J. who helped me in and then helped me out. You might want to stop by and pay a visit to Dolores at http://www.truebluecanadian.blogspot.com/ and B.J. at http://www.fibreartstudios.com/. And Flo? we'll just have to wait and see!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
This little piece started out using Merino wool fibre felted to some silk chiffon/charmeuse. The silk shows up minimally, to say the least! I think I should have left out the charmeuse as the weave is too tight. I dyed it with Kool-Aid, then overdyed with Gaywool dye. I really like Gaywool's product, because it works well on wool, but also on silk and nylon. Great for dyeing nylon lace. I used a combo of commercially dyed silk yarn and my own new hand dyed silk yarn for the embroidery. I like experimenting with the 3-dimensional stitchery.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Here's a little felted needle case. The dark brown background was wet felted. A smaller piece of nuno felting was needle felted, stitched, and then attached to the background piece. I added some linen swatches inside to keep pins, needles and what-knots! I'll add some embroidery on these "pages" as the feeling strikes me. I had a little beaded piece that I didn't know what to do with, so added it at the back to house a small pair of scissors.
Love that nuno felting...........
First on the agenda, I made a small piece using natural Merino wool and light-weight silk chiffon. After felting, I dyed the piece with Kool-Aid, but didn't like it so re-dyed it with acid dye. I liked it much better. I used Gaywool's Acid dye. What a great product!