My mom made me these vintage looking kitchen towels. We got the pattern from Sublime Stitching in Austin Texas. They have AWESOME patterns! My mom usually does only redwork but when I saw these patterns they looked just like Benjamin and I could not resist ordering them. She surprised me with the towels the other day. My kitchen walls are bicycle yellow so they match perfectly. She did a great job!
Aurora - White
Sugar Plum - Plum
Tanzanite - Medium Blue
Raspberry - Medium Pink
Cotton Candy - Light Pink
Ice Blue - Light Blue
Mint - Light Green
Mango - Orange
Lemon - Yellow
Gold Iris - Gold with hit of purple
Blaze - Dark Copper
Peacock - Dark Green
Wisteria - Dark Blue
Nightshade - Dark Purple
Sunset - mix Mango and Lemon Angelina
Aqua - mix Ice Blue and Mint Angelina
Lime - mix Mint and Lemon Angelina
Violet - mix Tanzanite and Raspberry Angelina
Spring- Mint and Sugar Plum Angelina
Pretty - Aurora and Tanzanite and Sugar Plum Angelina
Fall - Blaze, Mango and Lemon Angelina
Calypso - Aqua and Violet Angelina
Flamingo Pink - Mango and Sugar Plum Angelina
Fairy Blue - Tanzanite and Ice Blue Angelina
Princess Pink - Cotton Candy and Aurora Angelina
Ocean - Tanzanite and Mint Angelina
Summer Rainbow - mix all colors
Night Rainbow - mix Peacock, Nightshade, Wisteria and Blaze Angelina
The base and backing of my square is made from an antique hand embroidered pillowcase. The batting is recycled dryer lint and the stabilizer to support the beading and embellishments is a recycled fabric softener sheet. I typed words that are important to me, printed them out, and stamped them with different shades of green and bronze ink. The embellishments are all goodies from my studio, vintage/antique lace, buttons from my button jar, beads, roving, & ribbon. The large green lace in the upper corner was cut off one of my twin daughters old dresses that I made a few years ago. The other corner is made from a recycled, painted then melted used Tyvek envelope, free motion stitched for texture then a shell button was hand sewn to the top.
" FaT BiRd"
I used wood textured fabric for the background then added purple tree batik, orange batik and purple and orange leaves fabrics. The upper right hand corner is a tree made from a branch from the offending tree and falling buttons for leaves.
The quilt is small so you probably can't read what it says.
"If a Tree Falls on a car and no one hears is does it make a noise?...Not sure but is sure does make a dent."
"Was it the tree or a 500 pound bird that sat on the car?"
The little quilt hangs from a bundle of branches from the fallen tree.
I have been working on my altered art apron all day. My fingers hurt from seam ripping and sewing. It started out as one thing in my mind and has totally morphed into something else. One of the fabrics I want to use are these lady flowers. Figured it would be fun to see what flower I am so I took the quiz.
I am a hydrangea!
"You are just a little bit of a show off and like to prove just what you can do. Every time someone double-dog-dared you, you proved that not only could you do it, but you could do it with style."
I found a really cool website today that you can type in your name and it will generate your fairy name and tell you all about her. Mine is:
Your fairy is called Gossamer Willowwitch
She is a caster of weird dreams.
She lives in spiderwebbed wonderlands and insect grottos.
She is only seen in the enchanted moment between sleep and waking.
She wears tiny black spiders on her dresses. She has delicate green coloured wings like a cicada.
Get your free fairy name here!
My four pieces of hand dyed fabrics for the "Plain to Fancy" Fiber Art Traders exchange.
I wish they photographed better than they did. They are really pretty in person. The first upper left corner was dyed with blue and purple shaving cream then I added floral stencils with a dark blue on top. Upper right was made with shaving cream dyeing by swirling red, orange and yellow dye then adding light red flower rubber stamp impressions. Bottom left corner was shaving cream dyed with dark red and silver then the color was scraped across the fabric. The last was shaving cream dyed dark red with dark red flower rubber stamps. The base fabrics were either muslin or silk. I made two of each.
This can be a very fun class. The students can learn different techniques for altering fabric with Tsukineko (all purpose ink for Fantastix). We work the the ink and several different mediums such as shaving cream (shown above), aloe vera gel, rock salt, crayons and more. During the class I encourage them to try all the mediums on a small blank fabric, on a tone on tone fabric, and then to "color" an embroidery.
Labels: Rubber Stamping
I won first place for my tea party hat. My hat came from goodwill and was decorated with flowers that came from salvation army. Also added to the hat was a butterfly clip and some feathers from Michael's craft store.
This was my first tea party to attend. Oh how fun! We played quilt bingo, ate tiny sandwiches and cakes, drank tea and chit chat-ed.
Michael Miller Fabric Paper fortune cookies.
I made these for a trade for the Dallas Stampers Group. If you have not tried Michael Miller Fabric Paper you MUST! Last year at the Martha Pullen Market in Arlington Texas one of the available classes was on using this new product. Well it's probably not a new product, its just new to me. The fabric paper is awesome to work with. It has all the properties of both paper and fabric. You can cut it easily like paper and it holds shape easily. While at the same time can be sewn and monogrammed like fabric.
Labels: Secret Pal Ideas
I wanted to make a hot Texas sun to look at since I am taking some medication for the next 6 months and have to completely stay out of the sun. I thought the blue, yellow and orange batiks made the quilt have a summer sky effect. After the sun was felted together, I hand beaded "rays" to extend from the center to the outer edges of the wool rays.
I had this quilt all finished and ready to label. I asked Drew (my son) what he thought of the name "forbidden sun". He told me it was a nice name but why would I call my sunflower a sun. So, some butterflies where added and now the March journal quilt is known as "Drew's Sunflower". I have it hanging in our hallway that we painted orange marmalade.
I was SO excited and proud to see four pieces of my "Inchie Art" on exhibit at the Houston Quilt Show:
- A journal cover embellished with an inchie tassel
- A mixed media necklace with inchie
- A mixed media pin with inchies, charms and metal work
- A silly inchie name tag
This is our second trade. My 12 cards were made with some cute dog stamps colored in with the stampin up blender pens (LOVE THEM), mulberry papers. and some charming dog bone paperclips.
Labels: Rubber Stamping