Thursday, December 31, 2009
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Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
My collage tells a story of travels with my husband. Let's start from the top. There's a piece of a calendar that shows a month of Mondays to represent time off when the rest of the world is facing the start of the workweek.
Mended hearts are because travel is good for the soul and pencils are for sending postcards to those we leave behind in our native land. Stars and moons are there because we love to drive at night; leopard skin and a glamorous image are because we like to travel in style and pretend we are famous. Finally, a heart and a wilted sunflower mean that it's good to be home again, our garden missed us!
Friday, December 18, 2009
The tacky sweater turned out fantastic! As my brave husband entered the room, he was greeted by laughter, which was just the response we were going for. Don't you love the mini pockets on the Grinch's sweatshirt?!
o make the applique, I cut a stuffed Grinch in half, flattened him out and hand-sewed him on the sweater.
I liked his poochy belly, so I put some of his stuffing back in the midriff area.
I made a frame for Mr. Grinch using garland and battery-powered LED lights. The battery pack is inside the sweater in a pocket that I attached behind his stomach.
We didn't win the contest, but we left them laughing for sure!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Yee Haw! She's done and she's a beauty. Meet Ruby, a cute little cowgirl made from a vanilla-extract bottle, a tin nicho, and other assorted junk. She lives in a shrine adorned with leather barbed wire, rusty tin hearts, and plastic six shooters. And if that weren't enough, she has a light installed in her "sky" to bring a glow to her world after dark.
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
I've been on a soldering roll for the past three days! Last week I decided to dust off my soldering supplies and get to it but it was not meant to be. I soldered my pliers to my jumprings, I burned myself, I forgot to put the lid on my flux cleaner and knocked it over. Luckily, I had the good sense to give it up and go knit. I tried it again a few days later and got my groove back!
As you can see, I've got a couple of different things going on. These are soldered pottery fragments and beach glass that I picked up at Glass Beach back before collecting was prohibited. The little metal tag hanging from the beach glass is a charm I made in Patrik Kusek's PMC class.
This is a mini collage.
And this is one from the vintage photo series. What to do with all of these charms? Maybe I should make the world's largest charm bracelet!
Monday, July 20, 2009
Then I left my fabric cutting wheel out on the table. My kitten, Sadie Lu, thought it was a toy and batted it off of the table. The next thing I knew, there were bloody paw prints everywhere. The poor thing cut her paw on the blade. Thank goodness, she's alright! Reupholstering the dining room chairs will be an upcoming project.
I started with a Mitch O'Connell pattern from Sublime Stitching and embroidered it on linen. I added borders from my Kaffe Fassett fabric stash and hand quilted it. I added vintage sequins and beads for extra spice. I put it all together to make...
Friday, June 19, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009